PMG Registry Featured Set: Lebanon

Posted on 1/23/2024

This month’s featured set is a group of high-grade modern notes belonging to Hassan S. Bazzi. recently shared that a new variety of the 2023 100,000 Pound note for Lebanon (from the Banque Du Liban) should be released soon. As such, this month, we feature a comprehensive PMG Registry collection, a Banque Du Liban 1964-date set, found here.

Collector Hassan S. Bazzi has established a dominant presence in the Lebanon category of the PMG Registry. Winner of a 2023 PMG Registry award for his comprehensive set here, he has another #1 remarkable set, which he has named Banque du Liban HSB Collection – Complete.

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Starting this set in just January of 2023, Hassan has quickly climbed to first place, where he currently sits atop 25 other sets. At 98% complete, this impressive and colorful assembly of notes is loaded with several Top Pops, including an astonishing number of notes that are graded PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ, such as the note pictured above! His gallery is bursting with colorful, crisp images of these beauties. Be sure to view the slideshow here.

This collector has also taken the time to write a thoughtful introduction. He shares some personal comments on collecting these notes and includes some interesting details: “I started building this collection in 2010 when I saw one Lebanese Lira (issued in the 1980s) on eBay that I used to use when I was a small kid...”

About the note pictured below, he explains: “A commemorative banknote, 50,000 livres pick 98, was issued in 2015 to celebrate 70 years anniversary of the Lebanese Army (1945-2015). This was the first polymer note in the Arab world that has one face in a vertical direction...”

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Thank you, Hassan, for sharing your passion for these striking Lebanon notes for all the PMG collecting community to enjoy! We look forward to seeing what happens next with your impressive collection!

There is another collector, Fadi Dalileh, close on Hassan’s heels. Fadi is in a close second place at 95% complete, and he is only a few thousand points behind. The 2024 awards race is on! It will be interesting to see who holds the #1 spot at the end of 2024!

Would you like your set to be chosen for a future article? 100% completion in a set is not always feasible. Our team features sets with thoughtful comments and images for their set descriptions and notes. It may be your set! Stay tuned.

The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their certified notes and can compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts over 21,100 registered sets and over 119,000 registered notes.

Thank you all for your continued support of the PMG Registry, the finest online collecting platform for paper money, and a huge thank-you to all of you who participated in the 2023 PMG Registry Awards! Congratulations to the recently announced 2023 winners! Check out the winners here.

We are at work planning the 2024 PMG Registry Awards. Stayed tuned for upcoming details! Questions or comments? The PMG Registry team is here to help. To learn more about the PMG Registry, click here.

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