Currency of Egypt

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5292 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "EGYPT. 100 Pounds, 1.3.1921. P-17s. This note has so much appeal that admiring every intricacy of the note would take hours. Rich multi-colored under prints grace the face and back and underlay vivid vignettes of the Citadel of Cairo at the left and a large Mosque at the right. The reverse shows a small sail boat off the island of Philae with striking detail. Earlier dated, issued notes of this design are exceedingly rare and especially so in higher grades which give this specimen a healthy boost in desirability. We can not recall a public sale of this date and we are sure advanced collectors will be ecstatic with the opportunity to secure such an item. The note has been pin punched and overprinted 'canceled' in various locations. There is also a pin punched number '268' at the bottom left. A very small tear in the right border is mentioned for complete accuracy. UNCIRCULATED."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5297 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description noted, "EGYPT. 10 Piastres, ND (L.1940). P-168a. Although this note is frequently encountered in this VF grade, this note sets itself apart by bearing the serial number "000001." It has the appeal of a higher grade with light even circulation. A great note that would be one of the best representations of the type we could imagine. VERY FINE." The portrait on the note is that of the famous King Farouk, quondam holder of one othe world's great coin collections.

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5295 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description noted, "EGYPT. 10 Pounds, 22.5.1951. P-23d. This is a note which is not often seen in Uncirculated grades. They are of such a large format that they typically will always be found with a vertical center fold. This piece was spared that fate and is also seen with the better signature of Sa'ad. UNCIRCULATED."

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