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Auction: 18052 - The Alan Pickering Collection of East Africa and Other Properties
Lot: 1003

East African Currency Board, 10000 shillings,/£500, Mombasa, 1 August 1951, serial number B/1 20256, pale blue, head of George VI top left, value top right, printed signatures of Downie, Kershaw, Bourdillon and Rogers, reverse pale blue, lion at centre, value at each corner
(Pick 32a, TBB B222d), in PCGS holder 63 CHOICE NEW, minor spots, and three tiny pin holes. An exceptional, very high-denomination note in issued format. Representing a vast sum of money at the time and, as a result, of the highest rarity. The cataloguer knows of one only other example; a superb note and important

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