PMG-certified Artist's Renditions for Unissued Chinese Notes Realize $277,000
Posted on 1/9/2020
A group of seven PMG-certified sets of front and back artist's renditions for unissued Chinese banknotes created in the early 1970s realized HK$2.16 million (about $277,000 USD) at a Spink numismatic sale in Hong Kong in early January 2020.
|A set of China 1972 1 Yuan Front and Back Artist's Renditions certified by PMG, part of a lot that realized about $277,000 USD. Click image to enlarge.|
The artist's renditions were for a 1973 1 Jiao, 1972 2 Jiao, 1973 5 Jiao, 1972 1 Yuan, 1973 2 Yuan, 1973 5 Yuan and 1972 10 Yuan. The colorful group of notes, which were sold as a single lot, shows industrious scenes that include factory workers or iron smelters.
Other highlights from the sale included:
- a Hong Kong 1912-30 50 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ that realized HK$480,000 (about $61,000 USD)
- a Hong Kong 1935 50 Dollars graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated EPQ that realized HK$480,000 (about $61,000 USD)
- a Hong Kong undated (1912) 50 Dollars graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated that realized HK$408,000 (about $52,000 USD)
- a China 1930 500 Dollars - Tientsin Front Printer's Model graded PMG 62 Uncirculated that realized HK$348,000 (about $44,000 USD)
- a Hong Kong 1911-23 10 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 53 About Uncirculated that realized HK$348,000 (about $44,000 USD).
All prices realized include a 20 percent buyer's premium.