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Auction: 23009 - World Banknotes
Lot: 239

Reserve Bank of India, 1000 Rupees, Bombay, ND (1937), serial number A/7 103964, there are fantastic rich colours of purple, green and orange on both faces of the banknote. The front face depicts a left-facing portrait of King George VI, wearing the Imperial Crown of India. The back face boasts a striking scene of snow-topped mountains, fir trees, with a panel of languages and the Reserve Bank's seal of a tiger and palm tree respectively on the left and right of the background. An interesting period of Indian history is captured in this note: the imperial rule of the British monarch is dominant through the portrait and the English text on the front face; however the back face is far removed from British imagery. The beautiful landscape and multiple Indian languages displayed on the language panel are apropos to the character and cultural diversity to India's identity
(Pick 21a, BNB 205a, Jhun&Rez 4.8.1A), in PMG holder 50 About Uncirculated, staple holes at issue, spindle holes, ink stamp

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