Many interesting United Kingdom banknotes issued in the 18th century were recently auctioned by Spink auctions. A famous collector named Manzi had built the collection over a period of 40 years. The notes were sold for a total of £610,990 which is about £20,000 more than the presale estimate. Many of them were “White Notes” issued by the Bank of England. The remaining notes from the collection will be auctioned on 10th October.
A £100 note of Manchester issued between 1829 and 1835, graded PMG 20 Very Fine was sold for £54,000. A £1,000 note of London issued between 1925 and 1929, graded PMG 35 Choice Very Fine, was sold for £40,000. A £1,000 note from London issued between 1934 and 1949, PMG 50 About Uncirculated was sold for £36,000. A £100 Portsmouth specimen issued between 1902 and 1918, graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated EPQ was sold for £35,000. A £10 note from London, issued between 1778 and 1807, graded PMG 10 Very Good NET was sold for £15,000. An undated 10/- Shillings Treasury Note issued in 1914 with Serial Number 1, graded PMG 53 About Uncirculated was sold for £25,000. A £10 note from London issued between 1835 and 1853, graded PMG 25 Very Fine was sold for £16,000. Several other interesting banknotes were auctioned during the event.
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