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Hong Kong Signature Currency Sale 4030  23 Jun 2021
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Starting Price: 48 000 USD

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China Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Foochow 1 Dollar 1.6.1887 Pick S326 S/M#Y13 PMG Very Fine 20. Occasionally, a superior banknote presents itself, bringing hope and relief to the collector world, confirming that even the very rarest notes can still be obtained. Make no mistake, this is an extremely rare and important occurrence, as this example is still the only one of its type to be offered in a public, traceable auction. Likewise, it is the only example graded in the PMG Population Report. While Fuzhou (or Foochow, as it was called) is now a major global city, this important 19th century banknote was printed in extremely small batches, as currency needs were only a tiny fraction of what is needed today. Queen Victoria's portrait is prominently engraved on the back of this note, which is the lone note of the series to feature this design. Likewise, there are no other HSBC issues for China with these design elements. All design elements are on full display, including manuscript signatures and the partially hand-written date. Two small notations, one on each side, are mentioned for accuracy. There are no netting defects or other distractions to the design. A high quality and well executed engraving by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company makes this variety a standout beauty. High rarity ensures that this note is certainly missing from even the best collections. Heritage's first offering of this trophy banknote is an opportunity not to be missed. HID08706262019 © 2020 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved

Estimate: 48000-72000 USD
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