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Auction News: Rare South African Banknotes Shine On The International Market

An astounding selection of 18 highly-rare and collectable South African banknotes featured at the recent Heritage Auctions FUN World Currency Signature Auction held in Orlando, Florida. Amongst the lots are possibly unique notes some of which have not been offered for sale in decades. Overall these 18 notes brought in a total of $50,280 which equates to approx R775,000 highlighting the strong demand for the rarest pieces of South African currency.


The highlights of the auction were: (All images courtesy of Heritage Auctions)


1869 ZAR Good-For 6 Pence PMG VF25

Sold for: $7,200 (Approx R110,000)

The only one graded and the first offered for sale by Heritage Auctions

1868 ZAR Good-For 1 Shilling PMG VF35

Sold for: $7,500 (Approx R115,000)

The only one graded and the first offered for sale by Heritage Auctions...

1952 100 Pounds PMG VF25

Sold for: $2,400 (Approx R37,000)

A beautiful example of this rare much-loved banknote.

1889 Cape of Good Hope Bank PMG VG10

Sold for: $7,200 (Approx R110,000)

The only one graded and the first offered for sale by Heritage Auctions and a particularly amazing example.

1868 Govt of New Griqualand 1 Pound PMG VF20

Sold for: $1,200 (Approx R18,500)

Scarce with an amazing historical background.




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