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Lot 20015

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Type Currency
Title Lot 20015
Country Sarawak
Description Sarawak � Government of Sarawak $1 January 1, 1935 P-20. PCGS Very Fine 35. Dollar-denominated notes circled the globe in the Newman Collection, and this vibrant multi-hued note was printed for Sarawak by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Stately palm trees are at the left and Sir Charles Vyner Brook is at the right. The 1996 Historical Dictionary of the British Empire offers a biography of Brooke which says that he became the third raja of Sarawak in 1917, was knighted in 1927, and led the country until it was occupied by the Japanese in 1941. In 1946, after the end of World War II, Brooke turned over the country to Britain. The green back has the Arms at the center. The handling is modest on this popular type. Beautifully printed and with the appearance of a higher grade, PPQ example. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20015, realized $360.

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