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Auction: 19023 - World Banknotes
Lot: 1272

Zanzibar Government issue, colour trial 20 rupees, 1 February 1928, no serial numbers, dark purple on pink, orange and green underprint, dhow in full sail at left, workers harvesting cloves at right, values at centre and each corner, signatures of Crofton and Cox,
(Pick 4ct, TBB B104ct), three cancellation holes, red overprint SPECIMEN WATERLOW & SONS LTD. across face of note. In PMG holder 65 EPQ Choice Uncirculated. This date is excessively rare with the date usually seen (and that not often!) is 1908, therefore this example dated 1928 is possibly the only one extant today, an important note for this iconic series and of the utmost rarity

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