About #2 - 5 rupees Type 1908
Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Government. 1908-1928 Issues. 5 rupees Type 1908. Date: Varieties. Dimensions: 180 x 110 mm. Watermark: None. Material: Paper. No security thread. Printer: Waterlow & Sons, Limited Wall, London, England. Front: Polychrome printing predominantly black, yellow, green and brown. Description of the front: Border frame with spear tips and guilloche patterns. Arab dhow boat on see at left. Nine workers harvesting clove tree with rudimentary ladder at right. Texts in Arabic, English and Gujarati. Numbering in red. English texts: The Zanzibar Government / Promises to pay the bearer / on Demand the Sum of / Five rupees. Three combination of signatures with the Financial Member of Council or Chief Secretary and Treasurer. No back: Uniface note. The photo note was sold $129,250 by Stack’s Bowers in January 2017, NYINC Live Auction (lot # 1405). Graded PCGS 35. Demonetized in 1936.