KING GEORGE V RS. 5, COLOUR TRIAL OF A PATTERN NOTE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Signature: M.M. S. Gubbay, British Finance Secretary Condition: Uncirculated
Rs. 8,00,000 - 10,00,000
(Inclusive 15% margin)
Provenance: Property from an important collection based in Mumbai.
Government of India, 5 rupees colour trial, Undated (1920/21), serial number not assigned, brown and lilac, crowned head oval portrait of George V at right, vignette of
an elephant, value in numeral at top right and bottom left and worded at centre,
perforated punched “SPECIMEN” at centre.
This lot is part of a set of Colour trials of a pattern with the portrait of George V made by Sir John Simpson in 1920/ 21. A tusker elephant is decorated in a ceremonial costume, also incorporated is a mosque in background with two minarets.
Banknotes which are printed in different colours and presented for approval are categorized as colour trial specimen. While some colour trial differ very slightly from the approved banknote others are of a different colour.