Historically Significant PMG-certified Chinese Note Offered in Heritage Sale
Posted on 5/22/2023
Chinese rarities are among over 300 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) featured in the upcoming HKINF World Fair Paper Money Signature Auction presented by Heritage Auctions. Bidding opens around June 1 for the auction, which is scheduled for June 20, 2023.
Among the most interesting items in this auction is a China Duetsch-Asiatische Bank 1914 100 Dollars graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ. The Deutsch-Asiatische Bank made history as the first major non-British bank to establish its operations in China. In 1906, it obtained official authorization to issue banknotes, leading to the printing and distribution of various denominations through its branches in Hankow, Peking, Shanghai, Tientsin and even Kiau Chau. These banknotes embodied a harmonious fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, featuring text in three languages and incorporating design elements from both continents.
Other PMG-graded highlights in this auction include:
- a China, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. 1922 5 Dollars graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated EPQ
- a China, Hupeh Government Cash Bank 1904 5 Yuan graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated EPQ
- a China, Netherlands Trading Society 1909 5 Dollars graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
- a China 1902 50 Taels Specimen graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
- a China / People’s Republic 1953 3 Yuan graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
- a Hong Kong, Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China 1931-34 50 Dollars graded PMG 25 Very Fine NET
- a Hong Kong 1900-02 10 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated
- a Hong Kong, Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd., 1941 50 Dollars graded PMG 25 Very Fine
- a Hong Kong 1904-05 10 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated
- a Hong Kong 1912-56 100 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
- a Hong Kong 1901 100 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated
- a Straits Settlements / British Administration 1901 100 Dollars graded PMG 15 Choice Fine
- a Straits Settlements / British Administration 1901 50 Dollars graded PMG 20 Very Fine
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