Numismatic

KING GEORGE V RS. 5, COLOUR TRIAL OF A PATTERN NOTE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Lot No
6
Description
Signature: M.M. S. Gubbay, British Finance Secretary
Condition: Uncirculated
Estimate
Rs. 8,00,000 - 10,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 29,82,803

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

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.

Type Number: Cat #: J & R 14.25