PMG-certified Scotland Notes Shine at Spink Auction
Posted on 2/3/2020
A PMG-certified banknote from Scotland led the way at a Spink auction of the Omar Waddington Collection of Banknotes on January 30, 2020. The Scotland 1938-49 North of Scotland Bank £100 – Aberdeen graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ realized $8,400 (USD), more than double its pre-auction estimate.
|Scotland (North of Scotland Bank) 1938-49 £100 - Aberdeen graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ. Realized: $8,400Click image to enlarge.|
PMG certified more than 800 selections from the Omar Waddington Collection of Banknotes, which is focused primarily on 20th century issues from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Other auction highlights included:
- a Scotland 1947-53 Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd. £100 graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated EPQ that realized $4,800
- an Ireland 1970-75 Central Bank £100 graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ that realized $3,120
- a Nothern Ireland 1918 Northern Bank Ltd. £50 graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ that realized $3,000
- a Northern Ireland 1923 Belfast Banking Co. Ltd. £100 graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ that realized $3,000
The notes were submitted to PMG by Spink, a global auction house founded in London in 1666. PMG has created a comprehensive, searchable image gallery of the notes it certified as part of the Omar Waddington Collection. It can be viewed at PMGnotes.com/waddington.
PMG’s certification of the collection underscores its expertise in notes of the British Isles and its commitment to numismatics in the region. PMG held its first on-site grading event in London in January 2019 at the office of NGC International UK Limited (NGC UK), the London-based affiliate of PMG that was established in 2018.
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