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World Coins : Lot 2137




2137 Burma Proof Set 1949 (5 coins) KM#PS1 comprising 8 Pe, 4 Pe, 2 Pe, Pe, and 2 Pyas VIP Proofs/Proofs of record, nFDC with light toning, retaining much original lustre and brilliance, with a mintage of only 100 pieces, this set in the Royal Mint maroon box with the Chinze crest in gold on the lid and accompanied by the original Burma Currency Board Secretary's compliment slip and note to the original recipient Mr. Sidney Wellington, Office of the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, with extra notes on the back of this slip written by the original recipient. The set has been in the recipient's family for the entire 70 years since issue, only the second complete set to be offered for sale in recent times, the previous set lacking the accompanying paperwork realising £6200 hammer price in June 2016, also only two other incomplete sets have been offered, both lacking the 2 Pyas coin and also without the box £4,000 - £7,000

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