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Incredible Artist’s Rendition For the National Bank of Egypt

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Author: Aris Maragoudakis / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Categories: Paper Money of the Week

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering an incredible Essay of an unadopted Egyptian banknote in our August ANA auction. The Artist's Rendition was entirely done by hand with the intention to use it for the National Bank of Egypt. The note represents the 1 Pound denomination and features a soldier holding his gun at left. The right shows ships possibly on the Nile, or the Gulf of Suez, hand cut and attached on top. The color scheme on the face is deep bold blue, with yellow hues through the background. The vignettes are etched in burgundy and pink.

The reverse shows a beautiful hand drawn floral pattern throughout the border and background in yellow and white. The guilloche at center is in deep green with beautiful "1 L. E." protectors on each side with NATIONAL BANK OF EGYPT arched on top and ONE EGYPTIAN POUNDS arched below. This unlisted design is a significant offering, a piece that has been privately held for quite some time. Now it’s freshly graded and ready for a new home in a very advanced collection.

While Stack’s Bowers Galleries is no longer accepting consignments for their ANA sale, we are currently building our September Hong Kong Sale and January 2022 New York International sale. To consign your World paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit StacksBowers.com. You may also email [email protected] for evaluations or to sell your banknotes outright. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, please email your inquiry to: [email protected]​​