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Auction: 23888 - The Michael E. Bonine Collection of Persian and World Banknotes
Lot: 11

(x) Imperial Bank, Kingdom of Persia, 1 Toman, Teheran, 1st January 1896, serial number A 138902, printed by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co., this note carries a rich history and unique significance. Belonging to the first series of 1 Toman notes (1890-1896), its distinctive design makes it stand out from other first Qajar series notes, especially from its more familiar variety Pick 1 with the iconic lion and sun motif. Notably, Pick A1 does not feature the lion, instead displaying in English 'ONE' in bold capital letters encircled on the reverse.

The latest edition of General Issues SCWPM, it's 16th Edition, lists the year 1896 as the last date for the A1 series, suggesting that this is the final issue that featured the English word 'ONE'
(Pick A1, BNB 101), in PMG holder 25 Very Fine, internal tears, incredibly rare!

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