Yesterday, at the beginning of the afternoon, a very rare 500-franc Chateaubriand Type 1945 note (ref. Pick: # 129c or Fayette-Dessal: # F.34.13a) was sold on ebay for immediate purchase at a price of € 250! The note was indicated at a starting price of € 150. As is often the case with exceptional banknotes offered on auction websites, it was an express sale which therefore only remained active for a few hours ... You really shouldn't have had lunch yesterday!
A very rare item!
The note sold is dated 02-07-1953 and is one of the 4 very rare alphabets of this date: W.147 to W.150. It is not in exceptional condition, but at least in XF/AU grade (with a trace of ink pen in the upper part and very small ink stains on Chateaubriand's face). The bill is numbered "W.148 - 73154" and therefore becomes the 3rd copy for the alphabet "W.148"!
The two other copies already known are the banknotes “W.148 - 02519” and “W.148 - 52372”.
The Numizon opinion!
Discover below our value estimation grid for banknotes from alphabets 147 to 150 (with letter):
|GEM (PMG > to 66)||€ 7000|