The Prestigious Collection of Dr. Magid Al-Kimawi Featured in the January New York International Numismatic Convention

Dr. Magid Al-Kimawi is a Pain
Medicine Specialist and a paper money collector who grew up in Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia. Jeddah is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As
the main gate for the pilgrims, he was exposed to people from all around the

He started collecting at
a young age, roughly around middle school, initially starting his collection
with old Saudi Riyals and then focusing on Ottoman Liras. Eventually, his
collection expanded to include most of the Middle Eastern banknotes.

As the years passed, Dr.
Al-Kimawi realized that he was especially drawn to Imperial Bank of Persia
notes, despite knowing the rarity of high quality notes was an obstacle and
collecting them was a challenge. He found that this challenge became a central
component that fueled his continued interest in collecting them.

Dr. Al-Kimawi feels fortunate
to have found some of the rarest Imperial Bank of Persia banknotes, especially
the 100 and 50 Tomans, in issued form. Searching for those highly rare notes
took quite some time, money, and effort, but was nevertheless strongly

He is very excited to
offer these notes to the public in order that someone else may enjoy them.
Though it may be tough to let go, he’s confident the notes will fall into the
right hands.

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