Kingdom of Siam Grand Treasury 1-8 Tical ND (1851-68) Pick A7

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An exceedingly rare note from 1853 that was issued during the reign of King Monkut, also known as Rama IV. He ruled from 1851 to 1868. Rama IV is the king portrayed in the musical and film, The King and I. This is one of the earliest notes that is even remotely collectible on Siam and this is only the second example that we can confirm that has been auctioned within the last several years. This note is printed in several languages and that includes Latin. It also is inscribed in braille. This was a revolutionary concept at this time as braille had only been in use for about three decades before the printing of this note. The denomination in braille is represented on this note by the two annulets in the top margin to signify a denomination of two sixteenths of a silver baht or 1/8 Tical. One of the annulets is partially obscured by staining. This certified example grades an outstanding PCGS Extremely Fine 40. The other known piece a Pick A7 to cross the auction block was offered in 2016. That raw uncertified example was graded VF with a small wormhole and lacked the very rare two braille annulets present on the certified example offered here. Nevertheless, it brought a world records price of $14,275. The example offered here is of superior quality and of the highest rarity $19,750

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