PMG & NGC Highlights in the Spink Spring 2017 Auction

Posted on 3/29/2017

The Spink Spring Auction will be held April 5th and 6th, 2017, at the Spink offices, located on the 4th Floor of the Hua Fu Commercial Building, 111 Queen's Road West, Hong Kong. The sale features a number of PMG-certified banknotes and NGC-certified coins from China, Hong Kong and Macau. Below are some of the highlights:

Auction Items Include

  • Lot 73 (shown below) - Malaya, Board of Commissioners of Currency - $100. 1.1.1942, serial number A/5 74258, green and red on white, George VI at right, lion watermark at bottom center, arms of member states on reverse.
 (Pick 15), PMG 35 Choice Very Fine and well above average condition for this type. 1942年馬來亞壹佰圓,PMG 35,少見 Estimate HK$20,000 to HK$24,000

  • Lot 115 (shown below) - Malaysia -100 ringgit, ND(2001). A very scarce, replacement serial number 1 note ZD 0000001. Purple on multicolor underprint, with Abdul Rahman at right, and a reverse multicolored, automobile production theme at left. 
(Pick 44d*), PMG 65 EPQ, Scarce. 2001年馬來西亞壹佰令吉,ZD版補票,編號ZD0000001,PMG65EPQ,少見 Estimate HK$105,000 to HK$125,000

  • Lot 117 (shown below) Malaysia - 5 ringgit, ND (2012). A rare solid serial number AA 10000000, polymer note. Black on green and red, Abdul Rahman at right and a reverse green, a pair of Rhinocerus hornbills at center.
 (Pick 52) Possibly the only one polymer serial number 10 million note on the market. PMG 64 EPQ, very rare. 2012年馬來西亞伍令吉,編號AA10000000,PMG 64EPQ,少見 Estimate HK$139,000 to HK$150,000

  • Lot 403 (shown below) - The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation - $50, 1.1.1934, serial number B448592. Green on multicolored underprint, with communication at left, arms at top center, value at center and corners, and a strong hand-signed signature at bottom left, a reverse green, with a bank building at center, angel above, serial number at four corners.
 (Pick 175d), PMG 64EPQ. A superb original note with strong paper, clear signatures and fantastic visual appeal, the first note in the only consecutive pair known at present and bearing the highest grade in the PMG population report. 1934年香港上海匯豐銀行伍拾圓,PMG64EPQ 最高評級,罕見品相! Estimate HK$80,000 to HK$100,000

  • Lot 404 (shown below) - The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation - $50, 1.1.1934, serial number B448593. Green on multicolored underprint, with communication at left, arms top center, value at center and each corner, strong hand-signed signature at bottom left, reverse green, bank building at center, angel above and serial number at four corners. 
(Pick 175d) PMG 64EPQ. A superb original note with strong paper, clear signatures and fantastic visual appeal, the second note of the only consecutive pair known at present and bearing the highest grade in the PMG population report 1934年香港上海匯豐銀行伍拾圓,PMG 64EPQ 最高評級,罕見品相! Estimate HK$80,000 to HK$100,000

  • Lot 477 The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China - $5, 1.9.1927. Black, serial M/A 740706, blue and black, pagoda at left, river scene at right, coats of arms at center, a ’FIVE' in red English and Chinese text, strong hand-signed signature at bottom left, reverse red and black, bank building at center and brush annotations on reverse.
 (Pick 48) PMG 25 NET Very Fine, minor repairs and foreign substance, still well above average for type. 1927年印度新金山中國渣打銀行伍圓,有修補,PMG 25NET Estimate HK$34,000 to HK$36,000

  • Lot 665 The HongKong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, $1000, 1.1.1985, a fantasitc lucky serial number AA1000000, orange and green on multicoloured underprint, arms at left, watermark at right, reverse shows the HSBC building at centre, Supreme Court at right, (Pick 196a), PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated, am extremely important number 1985年香港上海匯豐銀行壹仟圓,編號AA1000000,PMG64,罕見! Estimate HK$75,000 to HK$80,000

  • Lot 674 The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation - $1000, 1.1.1993. A replacement AND lucky number ZZ000001, yellow-orange and multicolored, the profile of a lion at left, a view of Victoria Harbor at center, with a lion watermark.
(Pick 205a*) PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated and an extremely important successor to the 1985 $1000, with the same serial number that was sold by Spink China on 14th January 2017. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own this fabulous number. 1993年香港上海匯豐銀行壹仟圓,000001號首枚ZZ版補票,PMG 64,罕見!

  • Lot 681 Mercantile Bank of India - $10 color trial, 1.1.1930. Dark green on black with a light green underprint. Sampan, houses and a bridge near a lakeside at the center, reverse violet and black, Mercury with winged helmet at the center, overprinted 'SPECIMEN Waterlow and Sons Ltd.' in red on both sides, 
(Pick 236cts) PMG 58EPQ Choice About Uncirculated, and very rare. 1930年香港有利銀行拾圓試色樣票,PMG 58EPQ,罕見 Estimate HK$80,000 to HK$100,000

  • Lot 682 Mercantile Bank of India - $25. Color trial, issue of 1912, brown frame on black and pale green, '25' at each corner, dockside scene at left, a manuscript signature at bottom right, reverse green and black with Mercury at the center, and a printed 'Specimen Waterlow and Sons' in red, control number '2332' on top border. (Pick 237ct) PMG 55 About Uncirculated, an iconic Hong Kong note and an unusual denomination, very rare 1912年香港有利銀行貳拾伍圓試色樣票,PMG 55,罕見!Estimate HK$200,000 to HK$240,000

  • Lot: 683 Mercantile Bank of India - $50. Color trial, 1.7.1935. Dark blue frame on multicolor underprint, with a classical male bust at the left, a ’50' at each corner, a watermarked area at the right, and a reverse, predominantly blue, Chinese mansion at center. ‘SPECIMEN WATERLOW & SONS LTD.' printed on both sides.
 (Pick 240cts), PMG 64 NET Choice Uncirculated, previously mounted and extremely rare 1935年香港有利銀行伍拾圓試色樣票,背有貼痕,PMG 64 NET,罕見 Estimate HK$100,000 to HK$150,000

  • Lot:787 China, Kiangnan Province - Silver Dollar, 1901. Coiled dragon and rosettes on onvoerse and a Chinese legend on the reverse. 
(LM 244) NOT LM 243 as stated in the current NGC holder, NGC MS64, extremely rare in this grade. Please note, this coin is LM-244 江南省造辛醜光緒七錢二分銀幣,NGC MS64,罕見Estimate HK$200,000 to HK$240,000

  • Lot:906 People's Republic of China - Gold 100 yuan, 1988, Year of the Dragon, 1 oz gold, mintage. 10,000 pieces with their original certificate, NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo. 1988年龍年一安士金幣,NGC PF 69 UC Estimate HK$18,000 to HK$24,000

  • Lot:1130 Bank of Communications - $10, 1912, serial number 826056, Tientsin. A hole cancelled note with holes refilled, blue, multicolored flags at the top center train, ships at bottom center below, reverse brown on yellow. (Pick 108c), PMG 35 NET Professional restoration of hole cancelled note, with holes refilled, very rare. 民國元年交通銀行天津拾元,精細修補之打孔注銷票,PMG 35 NET,罕有Estimate HK$65,000 to HK$75,000

  • Lot:1254 Hupeh Government Cash Bank - 10 taels, remainder, 1904, vertical format, black on yellow-orange, Zhang Zhidong and Duan Fang at top, ornate black dragons chasing a fireball at center, reverse green, black Chinese text, two large hole cancellations.
(Pick S2092r), PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated, a classic and beautiful Qing era note that is sure to attractive a lot of attention, especially in this high grade 光緒三十年湖北官錢局拾兩,打洞註銷,PMG 64,罕見品種 Estimate HK$240,000 to HK$300,000

  • Lot:1304 The Bank of Taiwan (Foochow Branch) specimen - $1, 1906, serial number A00000. Vertical format, black on pink, facing Onagadori cockerels at top, bank title in Chinese and English on reverse, hole punch cancelled at bottom center, 
(Pick S607s) PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated, 4 small holes, extremely rare 光緒三十二年台灣銀行壹圓樣票,福州地名,有針孔,PMG64,少見 Estimate HK$35,000 to HK$40,000

  • Lot: 1365 Banque Belge Pour L'Etranger - $50, specimen, Peking, 1.7.1921, serial number 000000. Light blue on turquoise, steamship by dockside at center, reverse blue, bank coat of arms at center, (Pick S129As) PMG 66EPQ Gem Uncirculated, a rare high denomination note 1921年華比銀行伍拾圓樣票,北京地名,PMG 66EPQ,少見Estimate HK$25,000 to HK$30,000

  • Lot:1372 International Banking Corporation - $50, specimen, Peking, 1.1.1917, serial number 00000. Black on multicolor, eagle perched upon a monument between two globes on obverse, reverse purple. (Pick S416Ds), PMG 65EPQ Gem Uncirculated 1917年花旗銀行伍拾圓樣票,北京地名,PMG 65EPQ,少見 Estimate HK$25,000 to HK$30,000

  • Lot:1375 International Banking Corporation - Set of 3 'Gui Yuan' specimens for 5, 10 and 100 taels, Shanghai, 1918, serial number 00000. Black on multicolor, an eagle perched on a stone monument between two globes, printed manuscript signature at bottom right, the reverse are different colors but similar in design to the obverse, (Pick S425s, S426s and S427s), PMG 64EPQ, 58EPQ and 64 respectively, a very rare set which will surely attract spirited bidding (3) 1918年美商花旗銀行伍,拾,壹佰兩樣票,上海地名,均PMG 58EPQ-64EPQ,少見 Estimate HK$72,000 to HK$80,000

  • Lot:1376 Deutsch-Asiatische Bank - $10, Tsingtau, 1.3.1907, serial number 33747. Brown on blue underprint, Germania at the right, eagle arms at the top left, and two hand-signed signatures at lower center.
(Pick S295) PMG 25 Very Fine and extremely rare 1907年德華銀行拾圓,青島地名,PMG 25,罕見 Estimate HK$35,000 to HK$45,000

  • Lot:1469 People's Bank of China - 1st series renminbi, 1948-1949, 10,000 yuan, 'Camel Train', serial number 0324602. (Pick 858a) PMG 30 NET Very Fine. The 4th note of the 'Four Rarities,’ and the one missing from most collections, especially graded by PMG (only 7 notes graded according to their population report). Extremely rare. 1951年中國人民銀行壹萬圓「駱駝隊」,PMG 30NET,少見Estimate HK$130,000 to HK$150,000


  • Lot:1480 People's Bank of China - 2nd series renminbi, 1953-1956, 10 yuan, serial number I II III 0000000. Black on pink, with a peasant couple at the center, a watermark of the National Emblem at left, a reverse black, bank title and denomination in 4 different scripts, (Pick 870s) PMG 53 NET Slight repair at lower right,of the the iconic notes issued by the People's Bank. Highly popular 1953年中國人民銀行拾圓樣票,有修補,PMG 53NET,少見Estimate HK$80,000 to HK$100,000


  • Lot: 1500 People's Bank of China - 2nd series renminbi, 1953-1956, 10 yuan, 1953, serial number 2325320. Nicknamed the 'Big Black Ten', large sized note, black and multicolor, with a peasant couple at center. 
(Pick 870), PMG 30 Very Fine. One of the most iconic notes of the 3nd series. The key note is scarce and very popular. 1953年中國人民銀行拾圓,PMG 30 Estimate HK$80,000 to HK$100,000

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