PMG-certified Early Hong Kong,China Note Among Highlights of Spink Sale

Posted on 12/23/2019

The January auction in Hong Kong,China features a note that is a century and a half old.

A Hong Kong,China note from the middle of the 19th century that has been certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is being offered in a Spink auction in Hong Kong,China on January 3-4, 2020. Graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated, the note has an estimate of HK$750,000 to HK$900,000 (about $96,000 to $116,000 USD).

The 1858 5 Dollar note from the Hong Kong,China Branch of the Mercantile Bank of India, London and China is one of the earliest-known examples of a note designed for Hong Kong,China. At the time of its printing, British colonial rule in Hong Kong,China had only recently been established. It ended in 1997.

Undated (1858) Hong Kong,China 5 Dollars graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated
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Meanwhile, Spink is also conducting a separate auction in Hong Kong,China of the Yih-Tzong Hsu Collection of Chinese Banknotes. The centerpiece is a China 1975 2 Yuan Proof graded PMG 62 Uncirculated, with an estimate of HK$1,250,000 to HK$2,200,000 (about $160,000 to $280,000 USD). To learn more about that sale, click here.

1975 2 Yuan Proof graded PMG 62 Uncirculated and pedigreed to the Hsu Collection.

In addition to the Hsu Collection sale, other PMG-certified highlights in this sale include:

The auction also includes coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), including:

All estimates provided by the auction house.

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