Rare PMG-certified Jordanian Notes Featured in World Banknote Auctions Sale

Posted on 10/14/2021

The collection includes more than 150 PMG-graded banknotes from 1949 through 2002.

The Raqmu Collection of Jordan, entirely graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), will be featured in an upcoming World Banknote Auctions sale on November 4, 2021. Online bidding has already begun for the 182 lots, which include issued notes, Specimens and Proofs assembled by a devoted collector over several decades.

The top note in the sale is a captivating blue 10 Dinars with an A/A Prefix featuring a portrait of King Abdullah I on the front and an image of the Treasury of Pharaoh at Petra (once known as Raqmu) on the back. This Jordan, Currency Board 1949 10 Dinars graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated (lot 17014) has an estimate of $2,500 to $3,000.

Jordan, Currency Board 1949 10 Dinars graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated

Another interesting note in the sale is a 20 Dinars Color Trial Specimen, which depicts the standard 20 Dinars with additional color, including adding red and white to the keffiyeh upon King Hussein’s head. This vibrant Jordan, Central Bank 1995 20 Dinars Color Trial Specimen graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 17172) has an estimate of $2,000 to $2,500.

Jordan, Central Bank 1995 20 Dinars Color Trial Specimen graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ

Other PMG-certified banknotes in the auction include:

  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 10 Dinars graded PMG 53 About Uncirculated EPQ (lot 17015) with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,000
  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 1 Dinar graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 17010) with an estimate of $2,000 to $2,500
  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 (ND 1952) 10 Dinars Front Proof graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 17039) with an estimate of $2,000 to $2,500
  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 500 Fils graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated (lot 17004) with an estimate of $1,500 to $2,000
  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 (ND 1952) 5 Dinars Specimen graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 17033) with an estimate of $1,500 to $2,000
  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 500 Fils graded PMG 35 Choice Very Fine EPQ (lot 17001) with an estimate of $1,250 to $1,500
  • a Jordan, Central Bank ND (1959) 10 Dinars Color Trial Specimen graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 17084) with an estimate of $1,250 to $1,500
  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 500 Fils graded PMG 30 Very Fine EPQ (lot 17002) with an estimate of $1,200 to $1,400
  • a Jordan, Currency Board 1949 5 Dinars graded PMG 40 Extremely Fine (lot 17013) with an estimate of $1,000 to $1,250

All estimates provided by the auction house.


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