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King Faisal : World Banknotes

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Auction 169
World Banknotes Seventh issue 5 s Pick 40b Law of 1947 (1955) signature Abdul Ilah Hafiudh serial number F011834 and variety with small head watermark, GVF - EF pressed Exceptionally Rare and widely collected. In red on multicolour featuring the popular thick lips portrait of II as an adolescent at right obverse. The reverse depicting an ancient carving illustrating Hamurabiy yatasallam al-sharia ( receives the Law), Hammurabi (at left) is in conversation with the sun god Shamash. Hammurabi was the King of Babylon between 1792 and 1750 BC and, although not one of the greatest of the Babylonian kings, he is known because of this stele which contains the code of laws. The illustration is adapted from the famous diorite stele, discovered in 1901-02, which contains the laws of Hammurabi . Printed by , Wilkinson & Co. This note is a fine example of the last issue for the National Bank before it became of Iraq. The Iraqi of 1958 lead to monumental change in the rule and administration of Iraq which lead to significant changes in the banknotes circulating in Iraq. Although the Bank's title changed in July 1956 during the last years before the monarchy was overthrown in 1958, the Central Bank's first issued notes were released into circulation on 5th February 1959 (for a full story see ‘The First Bank Notes of Republican Iraq’ in IBNS Journal Volume 44 Number 4).
£400 London Coins : A169 : Lot 202 : Iraq National Bank Seventh issue 5 Dinars Pick 40b Law of 1947 (1955) signature Abdul Ilah Hafiudh s... London Coins : A169 : Lot 202 : Iraq National Bank Seventh issue 5 Dinars Pick 40b Law of 1947 (1955) signature Abdul Ilah Hafiudh s...

Auction 166
World Banknotes 1/2 Pick 38a L. 1947 (1955) " II as Young Man with Thicker Lips" Issue serial number L024097. The note in brown on multicolour underprint Portrait King Faisal II as an adolescent at right on obverse and Ruins of mosque and spiral minaret at Samarra on reverse. Printed by Wilkinson & Co. New Malden, Surrey, and watermarked Large King's head as a youth. Good - about VG and Rare
£90 London Coins : A166 : Lot 295 : Iraq National Bank 1/2 Dinar Pick 38a L. 1947 (1955) "King Faisal II as Young Man with Thicker ... London Coins : A166 : Lot 295 : Iraq National Bank 1/2 Dinar Pick 38a L. 1947 (1955) "King Faisal II as Young Man with Thicker ...

Auction 165
World Banknotes 1/2 of Iraq Pick 28 L. 1947 (1950) series A 639493 portrait II & Ruins of mosque and spiral minaret at Samarra printed by Wilkinson New Malden, GVF with pinholes
£1,200 London Coins : A165 : Lot 942 : Iraq 1/2 Dinar National Bank of Iraq Pick 28 L. 1947 (1950) series A 639493 portrait King Faisal II ... London Coins : A165 : Lot 942 : Iraq 1/2 Dinar National Bank of Iraq Pick 28 L. 1947 (1950) series A 639493 portrait King Faisal II ...

Auction 165
World Banknotes - of Iraq 5 s L.1947 (1959) , serial number in black 1/A 999105 at bottom left and top right, P49, 35 CHOICE VERY FINE "ERASURE"and a very desirable piece with strong colours and near sharp corners, fine margins and edges, and a generally crisp look and feel. Printed by , Wilkinson & Company, New Malden, Surrey, - the banknote is in red on a multicolour underprint featuring a portrait of II as a young man at right obverse and Hamurabiy yatasallam al-sharia ( receives the Law) on reverse
£400 London Coins : A165 : Lot 938 : Iraq - Central Bank of Iraq 5 Dinars L.1947 (1959) , serial number in black 1/A 999105 at bottom lef... London Coins : A165 : Lot 938 : Iraq - Central Bank of Iraq 5 Dinars L.1947 (1959) , serial number in black 1/A 999105 at bottom lef...

Auction 165
World Banknotes 1/4 Government of Iraq Pick 7e L. 1931 (1935) series G 998,719 signed Lord Kennet & Ata Amin portrait in uniform printed by Wilkinson New Malden, Fine with stains, pinholes and faint pencilled numbers. died in on 7 September 1933 from a heart attack. He was forty-eight years old. Faisal was succeeded by his son, Ghazi ibn Faisal who was twenty-one at the time of his accession. In recognition of the new monarch, the Currency Board introduced a series of bank notes with a portrait of the young king. The notes with the portrait of King Ghazi were introduced over a period of several years
£380 London Coins : A165 : Lot 943 : Iraq 1/4 Dinar Government of Iraq Pick 7e L. 1931 (1935) series G 998,719 signed Lord Kennet & A... London Coins : A165 : Lot 943 : Iraq 1/4 Dinar Government of Iraq Pick 7e L. 1931 (1935) series G 998,719 signed Lord Kennet & A...

Auction 165
World Banknotes - of Iraq 5 s AH1947 (1955), serial number H909786 in black both top right and bottom left, modified portrait with thicker lips P40a, 35 CHOICE VERY FINE and scarce. A very desirable piece with strong colours and fine edges/margins/corners. Printed by Wilkinson & Company, New Malden, Surrey, the banknote presents as red on multicolour underprint featuring a portrait of II as an adolescent at right obverse and Hamurabiy yatasallam al-sharia ( receives the Law) in red on reverse
£300 London Coins : A165 : Lot 939 : Iraq - National Bank of Iraq 5 Dinars AH1947 (1955), serial number H909786 in black both top right a... London Coins : A165 : Lot 939 : Iraq - National Bank of Iraq 5 Dinars AH1947 (1955), serial number H909786 in black both top right a...

Auction 165
World Banknotes 1 of Iraq Pick 29 L. 1947 (1950) series N247950 portrait II & Equestrian statue of King Faisal I printed by Wilkinson New Malden, Fine with pinholes
£170 London Coins : A165 : Lot 941 : Iraq 1 Dinar National Bank of Iraq Pick 29 L. 1947 (1950) series N247950 portrait King Faisal II &am... London Coins : A165 : Lot 941 : Iraq 1 Dinar National Bank of Iraq Pick 29 L. 1947 (1950) series N247950 portrait King Faisal II &am...

Auction 163
World Banknotes 1/4 Law 1931 (issued 1941), as child at right ("Babyface"), scarce n print, serial number E/1 949135, (Pick13), very small foxing marks to top border, good VF and a very scarce note in this condition
£9,500 London Coins : A163 : Lot 1490 : Iraq 1/4 Dinar Law 1931 (issued 1941), King Faisal as child at right ("Babyface"), scarce ... London Coins : A163 : Lot 1490 : Iraq 1/4 Dinar Law 1931 (issued 1941), King Faisal as child at right ("Babyface"), scarce ...

Auction 163
World Banknotes 1/4 , Law no.42 of 1947 first issue 1950, series E806540, portrait young II at right, (Pick27), 2 pinholes and edge nicks, cleaned and pressed good Fine
£170 London Coins : A163 : Lot 1491 : Iraq National Bank 1/4 Dinar, Law no.42 of 1947 first issue 1950, series E806540, portrait young Kin... London Coins : A163 : Lot 1491 : Iraq National Bank 1/4 Dinar, Law no.42 of 1947 first issue 1950, series E806540, portrait young Kin...

Auction 163
World Banknotes 1/4 , Law of 1947 issued 1955 series H/1 962518, portrait II as an adolescent at right, (Pick37), some light dirt, nice original good Fine
£170 London Coins : A163 : Lot 1492 : Iraq National Bank 1/4 Dinar, Law of 1947 issued 1955 series H/1 962518, portrait King Faisal II as ... London Coins : A163 : Lot 1492 : Iraq National Bank 1/4 Dinar, Law of 1947 issued 1955 series H/1 962518, portrait King Faisal II as ...

Auction 162
World Banknotes Government 1/4 , Law no.44 of 1931 issued 1942, series M246049, portrait of II as a child at right, signed Lord Kennet & Ata Amin, (Pick16a), pressed good Fine
£180 London Coins : A162 : Lot 273 : Iraq Government 1/4 Dinar, Law no.44 of 1931 issued 1942, series M246049, portrait of King Faisal II... London Coins : A162 : Lot 273 : Iraq Government 1/4 Dinar, Law no.44 of 1931 issued 1942, series M246049, portrait of King Faisal II...

Auction 158
World Banknotes A large group of printers essays, proofs and designs plus s, vignettes of 2, , Simon Bolivar, President Masire & others, Thomas colour s and test prints, many partial reverse designs including 50 pounds, and many other very detailed designs, also artists hand drawn front and reverse designs of 100 s, Pick44 for type, 4 specimen Sudan postal orders, a very attractive interesting and rare lot
£1,500 London Coins : A158 : Lot 118 : A large group of printers essays, proofs and designs plus postal order specimens, vignettes of Queen... London Coins : A158 : Lot 118 : A large group of printers essays, proofs and designs plus postal order specimens, vignettes of Queen...

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