Featured Note of the Month: April 2019

Posted on 4/16/2019

The back of this 1 Yüan note shows one of the 1,092 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

China / People's Republic, Pick# 895c, 1999 1 Yüan, front
PMG graded 70 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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China / People's Republic, Pick# 895c, 1999 1 Yüan, back
PMG graded 70 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Country: China
Catalog Number: Pick# 895
Date: 1999
Denomination: 1 Yuan
Varieties: There are four varieties for this type: (a) letter-letter serial number prefix, (b) letter-number-letter serial number prefix, (c) letter-number-number-letter serial number prefix, (unlisted) letter-number-number-number-letter serial number prefix.

What makes it special? April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day.

Why is it interesting now? The back of this 1 Yüan note shows one of the 1,092 World Heritage sites – West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou. UNESCO ID 1334 – Inscribed in 2011.

Did you know? There are no fewer than 132 banknotes that depict World Heritage sites.

Total graded by PMG: Across all varieties PMG has graded 24,434 of these notes.

PMG median grade: The median grade for these notes is 66.

PMG highest graded: 70 (ten times)

Sales highlights: A PMG 68 EPQ just recently sold on eBay for $35. Expect to pay around $60 for a note with a fancy serial number in a PMG 68 EPQ.

PMG Registry: Compete with ten other sets in the Mao Tse Tung Portrait Set 1999-Date (PMG Registry). Bonezdogg is leading the way with 750 points and 28% of the set complete. It takes just 15 notes to complete this set.

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