Banknote Index


Country Great Britain
Authority Government Treasury Notes Issue
Currency Piastre
Denomination 60
Issue Start Date 1915
Issue End Date 1915
Type Overprint
Material Paper
Width in mm 136
Height in mm 76
Signatures John Bradbury
Security Features Originals on watermarked thin paper

Only prefix Y & Z serials

Beware of deceptive counterfeits
Description Front King George V at right

10 shillings overprinted Piastres Silver 60 & Piastres silver sixty in 2 lines in black
Comments Issued for the Dardanelles campaign ( Gallipoli) 10 shilling overprinted 60 Piastres of silver in Arabic text
Originally for use when Constantinople was captured when this did not eventuate notes were then used by allied forces in Palestine and Iraq and on the Gallipoli peninsula.
Source Bill Vesty
BNI Banknote Id 63699

Catalog & Valuation Details

SourceCatalog # / ReferenceValueDate of ValueComments
12th Ed SCWPM General Issues P-0348b    
Great Britain, 60 Piastre, P348b