Magnificent BWC National Bank of Egypt 100 Pounds Design
EGYPT. National Bank of Egypt. 100 Pounds, 6.9.1913. P-16s. Specimen. PMG Choice Very Fine 35 Net. Previously Mounted.
Specimen serial numbers and small "CANCELLED" perforation. This large format design produced by Bradbury Wilkinson & Company would most certainly rank among the most beautiful banknote designs produced. A purple primary design incorporating intricate lathe styling and central vignette of a Citadel and mosque of Mohammed Ali at center. Multicolored guilloche at left and right and spanning the upper center. Yellow, red, and green under-printed color. Back design again in purple with "100" counters at left and right, and floral styling at center with framed under-printed design in multicolor. We have a hard time justifying the Very Fine grade by PMG as the circulation is incredibly faint. A note that will be a cornerstone in even the most advanced collection.
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000.
PMG Choice Very Fine 35 Net. Previously Mounted.