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Lot 4246    Session 15 (7:30pm Thursday 2nd August)    Private Bank Issues

Estimate $6,000
SOLD $7,000

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT, Brisbane, one pound, 1st July 1897, A/1 825796 (MVR 1). Limp paper, many folds and creases, otherwise fine and extremely rare.

After the financial disasters of the 1890s the Queensland Government had to issue its own superscribed notes to meet the urgent necessity to provide currency acceptable to the public. After 1893 the Queensland Government decided to continue to issue its own notes. This example is the noted specimen by Vort-Ronald, the issue had limited circulation and continued until 1910 and remained the only notes in pre-Federation Australia issued (and backed) by a State Government. ^^Ex Spink Australia Sale 2 (lot 433) and Noble Numismatics Sale 49B (lot 1593), Dr Alan Nicholson Collection.

Estimate / sale price does not include buyer's premium (currently 19.25% including GST) which is added to hammer price. All bids are executed on the understanding that the Terms & Conditions of sale have been read and accepted. For information on grading and estimates please refer to the Buying at Auction advice.

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