PMG-Certified Iraqi Banknotes Available at the Upcoming Noonans World Banknotes AuctionAug 24, 2022 10:00 BST - Aug 25, 2022 10:00 BST
In 1916, the British expeditionary force introduced Proclamation No.1, disregarding the Ottoman currency circulation. The Indian rupee became the universal Iraqi currency. However, the Government of Iraq wanted its own national currency. The issuance of Iraqi banknotes began on March 16, 1932 with continuous efforts from the Iraqi government. The denominations ranged from ¼ dinar to 100 dinars. The upcoming Banknotes auction from Noonans presents multiple PMG-certified Iraqi banknotes. One highlight is a 1942 100 dinars banknote from the Government of Iraq. The Bradbury Wilkinson and Company-printed banknote features King Faisal II’s portrait. It also carries the signatures of Lord Kennet and Ata Amin. Another key lot is a 100 livres specimen from Banque de Syrie et du Liban, Lebanon. The colorful currency with arabesque patterns is sought-after among collectors. The serial number 0.000-000 note depicts mountain ranges in Bsharri and cedar trees on its reverse.
The auction also showcases a two-shilling and six-pence note from England’s Treasury series. These were named Bradbury pounds after John Bradbury, the secretary to the Treasury. The Bradbury notes came into circulation at the start of World War I. These notes were meant to prevent a shortage of gold coins. The available banknote features a side profile crowned portrait of King George V. The reverse side portrays the Houses of Parliament symbol. Also offered is a £1,000 exchequer bill issued on April 19, 1811, world banknotes, and British and Provincial banknotes. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Noonans.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (983)
# of Lots:983
Price Range:£50 – £26,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Government Of Iraq, 100 Dinars, ND (1942).|| Estimate: |
|Banque De Syrie Et Du Liban, Lebanon, Specimen 100 Livres, 1 December 1945.|| Estimate: |
|Treasury Series, John Bradbury, Colour Trial 2 Shillings And 6 Pence, November 1918.|| Estimate: |
|Banco De Angola, 50 Angolares, 1 June 1927.|| Estimate: |
|An Exchequer Bill, For £1000, 19 April 1811.|| Estimate: |
|Government Of India, Persian Gulf Issue, 1 Rupee, ND (1957-62).|| Estimate: |