PMG Attributes Two New Varieties of China 1980 1 Yuan Notes

Posted on 11/22/2017

One is a fluorescent attribute seen under ultraviolet light; the other is a serial number color variation.

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will now attribute two new varieties of China's 1980 1 Yuan note.

The first variety, attributed as 884bf, exhibits a distinctive fluorescent pattern visible under ultraviolet light that resembles golden dragon scales.

The golden scales underprint can be seen on the 1980 1 Yuan note at left, and is missing at right.
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The second variety, attributed as 884c with an additional notation of "Sky Blue Serial Number," has a lighter blue serial number. Most 1980 1 Yuan notes, in contrast, are seen with a dark blue serial number. The Sky Blue Serial Number variety has been observed on notes with block letters CP, CQ and CR as well as the JZ block for replacement notes, which will be attributed as 884c*.

The serial number is a lighter shade of blue on the 1980 1 Yuan note at the left.
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These attributions will be attributed automatically for no additional fee for eligible notes.

The "King of Golden Dragons" pedigree is the only additional notation that will be used with Pick 884bf. It is used exclusively for submissions from a specific PMG Authorized Dealer. The “Sky Blue Serial Number” notation will be used automatically for all submissions of Pick 884c and does not require a special request.

No additional attributions or special pedigrees will be accepted for these varieties.

These new Pick 884bf and Pick 884c varieties follow PMG’s decision earlier this year to attribute the Pick 885bf 2 Yuan variety (and 885bf* for replacements). This 2 Yuan variety features an extensive pattern of green UV ink on both sides that makes these notes easily distinguishable from the regular issue when examined under an ultraviolet light.

Please note that recognition and attribution of varieties is solely at PMG's discretion.

Changes to the Pick catalog numbers are completely outside of PMG's control and PMG therefore cannot be responsible for notes that are no longer correctly attributed on the PMG label due to a later Pick numbering change. When attributing notes, PMG will use the most current Pick catalog numbers in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. For PMG-certified notes that have a now-outdated Pick catalog number, PMG will discount its ReHolder rate to $5 to update the attribution. Similarly, PMG will offer this discounted ReHolder rate of $5 to update the label for notes that were previously encapsulated with a Pick Unlisted attribution and have since been assigned a specific Pick catalog number.

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PMG Attributes Fluorescent Variety of China 1990 2 Yuan Notes

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