SPINK LONDON | Spink will be taking
collectors around the world this September with its banknote sales.
The Medici Collection of Italian Banknotes will offer the
Mediterranean retreat we all crave as the nights draw in. It is not
often that any collection of this scale comes to the market,
especially from an old European country. As the name implies, The
Medici Collection comprises the most extensive offering of Italian
banknotes we have ever auctioned at Spink. It includes both private
banks and state issues from the length and breadth of Italy, and we
are sure this variety will prove attractive to collectors and
researchers alike. At Spink, we are used to seeing many of these
notes, particularly the rare early private banks, as specimens, so
it is with particular joy that we were able to handle the issued
examples as well.
As you would expect with a
collection so large, it includes some remarkable rarities. A
favourite is definitely the exceptional Treasury Biglietti di
Stato, 25 lire of 1902, lot 295; an exceptional note appropriately
estimated at £2,500-3,000.
Lot 295, estimated £2,500 -
Another very attractive not is lot
205, a Banco di Napoli, 50 lire of 1 November 1869. This particular
piece is excessively rare as an issued note, and in fact is only
listed as a specimen in any of the specialist catalogues.
Lot 205 ￡1,000-1,500
From the state issues we have lot
337, a lovely example of a Banca d'Italia, 500 lire of 1950 in
Lot 337, estimated:
There is undoubtedly something in
this sale for any collector of Italian banknotes, whether they may
be just starting out, or have been in the game for many years. The
Medici Collection is a unique opportunity to obtain notes from the
finest collection of its kind.
For more Information about the banknote sale, please contact
Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4095 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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