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711969
Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1969. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SAUDI ARABIA, Kingdom. 1926-present. AV 4 Pounds. Philadelphia mint. Struck 1945-1946. US MINT PHILADELPHIA USA, American heraldic eagle / Statement of weight and fineness in frame. KM 34; Friedberg 190. In NGC slab, graded AU58. ($400)

From the John F. Sullivan Collection.

Struck at the Philadelphia Mint to the standards of the English sovereign, these bullion pieces were used as payment for Arabian oil deliveries after World War II.