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Auction: 20008 - World Banknotes - conducted behind closed doors
Lot: 1112

Bank of Hindustan, an unissued 8 sicca rupees, Calcutta, ND (1830-31), black and white, EIGHT in rectangular tablet at centre flanked by number 8 at left and right, ornate border around, CALCUTTA in border low centre, Hindi text low left, Bangla text low right, Arabic text at left, Persian text at right, reverse value in ornate black rectangle at centre
(Pick unlisted denomination, Razack-Jhunjhunwalla type 1A.1.4 for similar), a Perkins Bacon engraving. This denomination unrecorded by Pick and Razack-Jhunjhunwalla. 8 sicca rupees was the equivalent of 1/2 a gold mohur. In PMG holder 15 choice fine. This note excessively rare and possibly the only example extant

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