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April Valkenburg Auction to Offer German WWI Occupation of Belgium 20 Francs

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

Author: Chris Dahncke / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Categories: World Coin of the Week

Our April Valkenburg auction is shaping up to be quite an impressive sale and we are excited to host this show and auction in Europe! One interesting note that we will be offering is Belgium 1915-18 20 Francs P-89 in PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. The note features a watermark of wavy lines and is dated 1-2-15.

This World War I German Occupation of Belgium note has just passed its centennial. The portrait at left is of Peter Paul Rubens, who was an artist and diplomat during the Renaissance. It is a scarce issue and this is the finest example we have had the pleasure of presenting in our history. PMG Pop 2/1 Finer.

We are currently taking consignments for our April Valkenburg Auction. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit StacksBowers.com. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: [email protected] .