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Malay Peninsula $1,000s Tendered
By Kerry Rodgers, Bank Note Reporter
May 06, 2013

This article was originally printed in Bank Note Reporter.
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Issued examples of $1,000 colonial bank notes from the Malay Peninsula feature infrequently at auction. Even less often is a pair offered as a single lot. This occurred in Montearium’s Singapore sale in March immediately prior to the Singapore Coin Fair.

One note consisted of a George VI Commissioners of Currency Malaya $1,000 dated Jan. 1, 1942, P-16, and graded EF but with a paper clip rust mark. The second was a good VF example of the Elizabeth II $1,000 issued by the Commissioners of Currency of Malaya and North Borneo dated March 21, 1953, P-6.

Neither is priced as an issued item in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, General Issues and the combined lot went to the block with an estimate of S$90,000-150,000. It easily realized S$104,445 (U.S. $84,196.)

Regrettably details of this sale are not available on the Monetarium website.

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