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

An astounding selection of 20 highly-rare and collectable South African banknotes featured at the recent Heritage Auctions World Paper Money Signature Auction held in Dallas, Texas. Amongst the lots are possibly unique notes some of which have not been offered for sale in decades. Overall these 20 notes brought in a total of $87,300 which equates to approx R1,623,000, highlighting the continuing strong demand for the rarest pieces of South African currency.


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


1879 Wellington Bank 5 Pounds PMG F12

Sold for: $7,200 (Approx R134,000)

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






1867 Somerset East Bank 5 Pounds PMG EF40

Sold for: $7,800 (Approx R145,000)

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




1952 100 Pounds PMG EF40EPQ

Sold for: $4,320 (Approx R80,000)

A beautiful example of this rare much-loved banknote.




1889 Cape of Good Hope Bank 5 Pounds PMG F15

Sold for: $5,040 (Approx R93,000)

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




1860s Kaffrarian Colonial Bank 5 Pounds PMG AU50

Sold for: $7,200 (Approx R134,000)

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








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