PMG-certified Notes from Hong Kong, China Among Highlights at July Heritage Auction

Posted on 6/29/2020

A 19th century 5 Dollar Note and an extremely rare 500 Dollar Specimen are expected to inspire spirited bidding.

World banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) are among the highlights of the HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction in Hong Kong, China. Online bidding is now underway for the auction, which concludes with livestreamed sessions planned for July 11-13, 2020.

Among the most anticipated notes in the sale is a Hong Kong HK & Shanghai Banking Corp. 1897-98 5 Dollars graded PMG 30 Very Fine. It is one of only a few notes in this series to be printed in the 19th century. In fact, production numbers for this catalog number were so small that, according to Heritage, this is only the third note of its kind to be auctioned off in the last decade. This note has an estimate of at least $40,000.

Hong Kong HK & Shanghai Banking Corp.,
Pick# 139, 1897-98 5 Dollars, front
Graded PMG 30 Very Fine
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Hong Kong HK & Shanghai Banking Corp.,
Pick# 139, 1897-98 5 Dollars, back
Graded PMG 30 Very Fine
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Another highlight of the sale is a Hong Kong 1921-25 500 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ. This extremely rare note is the second-highest-graded note of its catalog number in the PMG Population Report. It has an estimate of at least $30,000.

Hong Kong, Pick# 170s, 1921-25 500 Dollars Specimen, front
Graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Hong Kong, Pick# 170s, 1921-25 500 Dollars Specimen, back
Graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Other PMG-certified highlights in the Heritage auction include:

All estimates are provided by the auction house and are expressed in US dollars.


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