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Lot 4397    Session 15 (7:30pm Thursday 2nd August)    Specimen and Presentation Notes

Estimate $25,000

FIVE POUNDS, Sheehan/McFarlane (1939), an officially issued specimen note, R/20 338025, serial numbers in black and signatures in blue, watermarked with Captain Cook at centre bottom, perforated CANCELLED twice over signatures, black diagonal lines on both sides (R.45s). Crisp original body, nearly uncirculated and of the utmost rarity, the only specimen note of this type ever offered at auction.

Private purchase from John Pettit.

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