Reference: Reference: MVR-
Description: Extremely rare.
Australian Pre Federation Banknote.
Bank: The Royal Bank of Australia (Boyds)
Banknote Type: Unissued banknote.
B&W Uniface. Specimen. Serial Number 10/122, this banknote was numbered A10/122, this is such a rarity as up to the time of posting this particular banknotes, all historical information from research and previous auction(Nobles 2014 indicates these banknotes had no identifying serial numbers. This banknote is the first sighted by TRN with serial numbers listed on the banknotes in addition to the outside left border and is contradictory of all available research material.
As such we offer this particular banknote for sale @ $6000.00. The RR for this $27500.00. Source Renniks 25th edition Banknote/Coin Catalogue 2014 Page 173 MVR-
Sale Price: $6000.00
Sales Notation: TRN have posted an almost exact banknote @ $3500.00. This banknote due to the positioning of serial, both can be clearly identified, possibly a chance for an numismatic investor to purchase two very rare banknotes. TRN are open to negotiated sale prices
Year of Issue: 184-.
Grade: VF, PH.
The Royal Bank of Australia(Boyd’s), Pre Federation “sight note for one pound”, Sydney, (184 printed), not numbered, an interest bearing note, printed on watermarked paper with ROYAL BANK OF AUSTRALIA with a frame, with imprint on centre of bottom. ‘W.H.Bruce Engraver and Printer, Trump St., King St, Cheapside’, with vignette of modified Royal Arms with supporters and St. Andrew, all within rectangular spiral border, on front of note, ‘Promise to pay the Bearer at Sydney the Sum of ONE POUND Sterling with Interest to that day at the rate of FIVE Per Cent Per Annum’, also in background in large letters ‘POST NOTE ONE POUND’, black on white, (MVR1, Vort-Ronald, p.208-209 on bank). Many folds and creases, with unobtrusive pin holes , a complete note, very good. This sight note of The Royal Bank of Australia is most interesting the note series was founded by Benjamin Boyd of Australian “whaling fame” which collapsed in 1850.Best described as extremely rare.