Collections: All, Europe, Spain, World






1948 5 Pesetas from Spain. Pick # 136a and serial # L06098489. Graded 65 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) Gem New by PCGS with only five graded finer according to PMG Population Report. Lovely small banknote with bold green color, crisp paper and deep embossing. Dark green on Lilac Underprint, with Juan Sebastian on the left side of the note and three corners with the denomination of the note, the back of the note encases in tombstone fashion "Banco De Espana" (meaning Bank of Spain) surrounded by two 5's on either side. Also on the back is the serial number! The watermark on this note is the head of a man. Juan Sebastian Elcano was a Spanish explorer who served as a naval commander of Charles 1 of Spain & took part in the expedition to the Philippines. He participated in fierce mutiny against Magelian before the Armada discovered the passage through South America, the "STRAIT OF MAGELIAN. He was spared by Magellan and after five months of hard labour in chains was made captain of the Galleon a large, multi-decked ship. He was monumental in the survival of men that went out on an expedition and came back alive after crossing the Indian & Atlantic Ocean! Elcano was awarded "Coat of Arms"by Charles I of Spain, featuring a globe with the motto: Primus circumdedisti me ("You went around me first"), and an annual pension, because of his great fetes! 

Note- Due to the new and burgeoning world currency market, PCGS has not yet made public a world currency population report. PCGS is slated to publish a population database in the coming months. Until that time, Trusted Traditions World has used the PMG population reports solely as a guide to help evaluate the rarity of all of our notes. PMG grades a higher volume of world paper money submissions, so we feel this is a very accurate evaluation of rarity and scarcity. Should your needs require, we are happy to request from PCGS an exact population report on a case by case basis.

With nearly 20 years experience, we state its today’s EBay Buyer who purchases HIGH GRADE WORLD NOTES at today's insane ridiculous lowest possible prices that will earn returns far beyond any expectations you may have. When we first started promoting PMG and PCGS certified United States Rare Paper Money some 10 years ago ,We insisted and declared please buy less notes but purchase the highest grades that you can afford for each type note . Today, those same notes are 5-10-15-20 times the value of their initial selling prices History often repeats itself and WORLD PAPER is the last frontier in collecting Rare Paper Money ,as the UNIVERSE continues to shrink and PMG and PCGS opens up Submission offices in Various Countries their brands will become as familiar household names as familiar household names as the most popular main stream designers! It’s the early bird who catches this worm and those who invest and acquire the highest grades that they can afford will benefit better then any other rarity that we are aware of !!! Please always look at our Auctions as we will continue to bring you the finest material the World has to offer at today’s severely under valued prices . Mark our words as we know what we are talking about ! 3-5 Years from now you will only say to yourself, I coulda woulda shoulda bought more than I did . Please contact US to confidentially discuss your short and long term Goals. Please contact us by email or here at the office if there is anything we can do for you. 41918xxxlc.






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