On 15th, 16th
and 17th of April, Spink London held its largest sale of
The auction attracted buyers from
around the World to bid on over 2,200 lots of issued notes, colour
trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens.
The three day sale featured
collections from a variety of countries; impressive results from
Iraq and Libya with many of the notes selling above estimate.
Spink Specialist Barnaby Faull,
commented "The banknote market is in robust health, particularly in
the Middle and Far East."
Among the highlights of the three
day auction was lot 420, the extremely rare and unreleased proof of
King Farouk from the Bank of Egypt which sold for £49,200. A
World Record for an Egyptian Banknote at auction.
Realised Price; £49.200
Other noteworthy items of the
collection included lot 1240, a1000 Norwegian kroner which sold for
£31,200 and lot 1342, a 50 riyals from the Qatar and Dubai Currency
Board, realising £14,400.
Realised Price; £31,200
Realised Price; £14,400
ALL PRICES STATED INCLUDE BUYER'S PREMIUM
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