Exceptional World Banknotes Exceed Estimates at Spink


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Exceptional World Banknotes Exceed Estimates at Spink Dec 06 2013 Banknotes
Spink has this week enjoyed a successful end to the year's calendar of banknote auctions, with many of the 1250 lots surpassing their estimates.
 
The star of the show was the Qatar & Dubai 25 Riyals (Lot 794), which garnered significant interest before selling for £31,200, well over its starting price.
 
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A very rare and desirable note, the Qatar & Dubai Currency Board 25 Riyals opened today's auction with a flourish, and was one of a number of notes that stood out during this two-day sale.
 
Other highlights include the 1938 Banco de Espana specimen 5000 pesetas (Lot 888), which hit £14,400, well over double its estimate of £5,000-6,000.
 
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The 1929 Bank of New Zealand specimen £100 (Lot 715) tripled its estimate at £8,400, while the 1750 Royal Bank of Scotland 20 shillings hit an impressive £7,200.
 
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