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Auction: 19023 - World Banknotes
Lot: 691

(x) Central Bank of Iraq, specimen ½ dinar, Law of 1947 (1955), no serial numbers, brown on multicoloured underprint, portrait of adolescent King Faisal II at right facing to left, signature of Abdul Ilah Hafudh, reverse spiral minaret (the Malwiya Tower) and ruins of the Great Mosque at Samarra at centre, denomination in ornate pattern at left,
(Pick 47s, TBB B304s), In PMG holder 64 Choice Unc., red Arabic specimen overprint, number 4, perforated. This variety with Faisal II half facing to left was never issued and the cataloguer knows of only two other examples, both of which are in private collections. Of the greatest rarity and a key note for completing any collection of the currency of Iraq.

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