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    Exceedingly Rare Final 200 Pounds London "White Note"

    Great Britain Bank of England 200 Pounds 20.6.1918 Pick 317 PCGS Fine 15PPQ.
    This is an exceedingly rare and important Bank of England note. London 1918 high-denomination "White Notes" are particularly rare. The £200 denomination was discontinued on June 20th of 1918, the same date as engraved on this note. Pam West lists it simply as "Rare" and without prices in English Paper Money. Newman acquired this note in the early 1990s from the grandchildren of a Russian banker who felt it would be confiscated if redeemed amidst the instability of the Russian Revolution. At the time, Newman's research pointed to it being the only example of the denomination known, but another example is pictured in West's book. It remains one of the most elusive "White Notes" for collectors and in comparison, the £1,000 denomination, which is also listed as "Rare," has not been offered at auction since 1996. It has the standard Bank of England design with Britannia at upper left. The denomination guilloche is at left, outlined TWO HUNDRED in script. At bottom is the engraved signature of Ernest Harvey, Chief Cashier. The overall appearance is much higher than graded, and the paper originality and lack of splits or holes most commonly seen on these notes garnered it a Premium Paper Quality designation from PCGS. This is an extremely important offering from the Newman Collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
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