|Banknotes - Currency|
Archives International Auctions / AIA Sale 56 - U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily and Security Printing Ephemera - 21/11/2019 / Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - World Currency / Lot 26
Banco Nacional De Bolivia, 187x (1873) "Cobija" Proof Banknote Used as a Model. - Cobija, Bolivia. 20 Bolivianos, P-S187p, Proof printed on india paper that is unmounted, Black on tan underprint, 4 small POC's in signature blocks, Potosi city scene in middle over title, Sucre at lower left, seated allegorical woman with globe on lower right, the note has 4 large to ample margins. The note would of graded Choice to Gem Uncirculated but there is a very light horizontal fold about 1/2 inch from the top margin. The note was evidently used in the design-production department. There are numerous text areas crossed out with pencil that refer to Cobija as well as the text below the denomination that the city is above. Cobija (previously known as Puerto La Mar) was the first significant Pacific Ocean port of independent Bolivia. It was lost to Chile in 1884. At the end of the War of the Pacific in 1884, the city and the entire coastal province of Bolivia was annexed by Chile. ABNC. Rare if not unique archival production department proof.