Extremely Rare Pakistan Haj Pilgrim 100 Rupees Specimen

​Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to offer in their April 2021 Hong Kong auction lot 40456, a P-R1s Government of Pakistan 100 Rupees Specimen in PMG About Uncirculated 55. This incredibly rare specimen variety is from the coveted 1950 Haj Issue. The note is printed in dark red ink that brings out the intricate detail of the design. The overprint on the front of the note reads "For Pilgrims From Pakistan For Use in Saudi Arabia and Iraq" in dark blue ink. At right is a design of a star and crescent moon which is also found on the flag, along with the state emblem of Pakistan.

This note was last offered for sale publicly in 2015, and other auction appearances of this design in any form are rare. We cannot recall handling this catalog number before in our lengthy history. PMG has graded just four examples of this specimen note. Collectors will be thrilled to have the opportunity to bid on this elusive treasure. PMG Pop 1/2 Finer.

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2021 Hong Kong World Paper Money auction will take place on Monday, April 5 at 10:00 AM HKT. Catalogs are being mailed out, and the sale has been posted to our website for viewing and bidding. To consign your world paper money to future sales, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email:

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