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I searched all the Asia Board, and was surprised to note that no image of 2 1/2 Rupee has been uploaded/available, although 1 or 2 threads do mention about 2 1/2 Rupee note of George V.

Although I do not collect British India Currency Notes, I had purchased this note a long time ago. My only purpose to purchase this note was that this note acts as a crowd puller, whenever any exhibition of Coins and Currency Notes is held.

So, if in future, I plan to hold some exhibition, this note will bring in many spectators, even if they do not collect coins or currency notes. ;D ;D

This particular currency note is from Lahore press, which is indicated by "L" in the serial number of the note.

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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 12:32:06 PM »
Great work. How much you paid for that?
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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 12:53:21 PM »
Good one, yes it sure is a crowd puller. At times mistaken for fancy item as the denomination is quite odd  >:D
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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 02:19:03 PM »
One is lucky to get such note in his collection. Kindly indicate the price paid for this gem.
It is really RARE note.

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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 02:40:10 PM »
I purchased this note for 90,000 about 2 years back.

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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 06:37:22 PM »
90000 for this note?  ::) ::) ::) :o :o :o :o
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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 07:29:44 PM »
superb note in very good condition but 90k seems to be very high for a mortal like me..

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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 08:49:28 PM »
I purchased this note for 90,000 about 2 years back.

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What 90,000? Paise?  ;D ;D
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Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 05:09:29 AM »
Last time I saw it for sale for some 2.5 Lacs...so 90k is a bargain. :D

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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2012, 05:47:51 AM »
90000 for this note?  ::) ::) ::) :o :o :o :o

This April, the note shown below sold for Rs. 75,000 + Commission + Taxes (About Rs. 85,000) in Todywala Auction.

The details of the note:
George V, Rupees 2 Annas 8 (2 & Rupees), 1918, signed M. M. S. Gubbay, Prefix B for Bombay, (J&R 3.1B). Early restoration of two parts, Fine, Very Rare.

Considering that my note is still in one piece, and it is from Lahore (Lahore is considered to be rare among the 2 1/2 Rupee notes), I think, Rs. 90,000 was a very reasonable price. And as Aditya says, the present price for this condition of note is about Rs. 2.50 Lacs, it was not a bad decision.

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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2012, 05:56:51 AM »
This is just one of the Gems in Abhay's collection. Requesting Abhay to put up more such Gems. :)
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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2012, 07:23:00 AM »
Superb note Abhayji. Timely purchase i would say. The prices of anythink related to british India has skyrockted in last two years.
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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2012, 08:51:12 AM »
Excellent Abhay ji.. :)
its also difficult for one to preserve these notes on a long run but then when compared to todywalas to yours,
your note is in excellent condition. i never assumed that the british india notes would be of such high prices..

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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 08:53:38 AM »
Although I don't do British India, my friend is ready to sell his 1-BHK the minute he finds some of the coins he is looking for ... says they would be in the range of 30 lacs ...  >:D
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Re: Rupees Two Annas Eight - Currency Note of George V
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 10:17:02 AM »
If my grandfather would have saved some British India coins and banknotes for me then I would have retired at the age of 25.  ;D  >:D

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