Category Archives: Chinese banknotes

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part II

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… Link to Part I After the Qing dynasty was overthrown in the 1911-12 Chinese Revolution, the Bank of China (BOC) was formed. It took the role of the first central bank of the newly named Republic of China and replaced the dynasty’s […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auctions Top $6.5 Million

Heritage’s final numismatic signature auctions of 2020, held December 17-19 in Hong Kong, realized more than $6.5 million with Post-Auction sales continuing. These auctions focused on Asian coins and currency, along with a small but significant offering of ancient coins. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The auction of World and Ancient coins raised […]

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Heritage Offers Ernest J. Montgomery, M.D. Collection of Chinese Banknotes

Adding excitement to the upcoming Heritage Auctions HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction, being held December 17-19, 2020 is the featured offering of the Ernest J. Montgomery, M. D. Collection of Chinese banknotes. The core of this collection centers around the first series of banknotes by issued the People’s Bank of China between 1949 and […]

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From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… The year 1949 saw the culmination of the long, bloody Chinese civil war that had begun in 1927. That was when Chiang Kai-shek’s governing Republic forces initiated a purge of their opposition, the Chinese Communist Party, that was steadily gaining strength and followers. By the early 1930s, […]

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PMG Announces Two Certified Paper Money Labels in New Format

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is now offering two attractive special labels that fully embrace its recently released fourth-generation holder and label design. One label features a waving US flag across the full length of the PMG label, bordered by blue holographic foil at the left and red holographic foil at the right. The other label […]

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NGC Coins and PMG Notes Impress in Stack’s Bowers May Sale

A coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and a note certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) achieved the top results in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries coin and paper money auctions in Hong Kong, China held May 4-6, 2020. The top result in the coin auction was a China 1929 L&M-91 Italy Satin Finish Silver […]

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Rare Hong Kong 1893 10 Dollar Note: Only Issued Pick-143 Certified by PMG

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… In lot 50281 of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers May 4, 2020 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, Hong Kong and World Paper Money, we will be offering a scarce banknote printed by Barclay and Fry Ltd. PMG’s population report lists this note as […]

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China: First female tractor driver and national icon, immortalised on one-yuan banknotes, dies

Chinese state media has announced the death of one of the country’s most well-known personalities of the early communist state. Liang Jun (1930–2020) was one of the first and most renowned model workers

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PMG-Certified 1975 2 Yuan Proof Leads Sale of Professor Hsu Collection

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified the collection of Yih-Tzong Hsu, a Taiwanese professor who is a leading collector and researcher of Chinese banknotes. The PMG certified collection of nearly 300 Chinese notes – dozens of them Specimens and Proofs – will be sold by Spink in Hong Kong on January 3-4, 2020. The centerpiece […]

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Heritage to Offer Yuri Solovey Collections of China and Banque de l’Indochine Banknotes

We are pleased to offer yet another installment of the Yuri Solovey Collection (session 1) as a part of our December 4-6 Signature Auction of World Paper Money. Mr. Solovey is an investor and businessman with a passion for traveling and culture and is drawn to paper money because of its artistry and history. His […]

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US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily Auction From Archives International Ends Nov. 21

Archives International Auction’s (AIA) November “Auction 56” scheduled for Thursday, November 21, consists of 1,040 lots of in three sessions. Session 1 will include 447 lots of World and Chinese banknotes, coins, and scripophily featuring many rare and desirable notes. Session 1 begins at 10:30 am ET. Session 2 (lots 448-789) will include 341 lots […]

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PMG Online Gallery Showcases DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has created an online image gallery to showcase the 285 PMG-certified specimen notes in the amazing DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi (RMB). The Renminbi was introduced in December 1948 by the nascent People’s Bank of China in order to facilitate commerce in areas controlled by the Communist forces during […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auctions Total More Than $5.7 Million

Rare Chinese coinage led the way as Heritage Hong Kong Auctions June 26-28 Signature Sales in Hong Kong realized in excess of $5.7 million overall. Auctions of both World Currency and World and Ancient Coins were held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The auction […]

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Paper Money News – PMG Certifies Unlisted 1975 People’s Republic of China 2 Yuan

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG ®) recently authenticated and graded a stunning, unlisted 1975 People’s Republic of China (PRC) 2 Yuan proof note. It is graded PMG 62 Uncirculated. This proposed 1975-dated design was ultimately not approved for circulation and was never officially issued. Unlike many proofs that are printed on thin India paper, this proof […]

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Rare Chinese Patterns Lead $5.1 Million Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Event

Rare gold and silver patterns provided many of the highlights as Heritage’s auctions realized over $5.1 million December 5-7 in Hong Kong. After auction sales are continuing and may add even more to the total. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. Rare coins sold for over $3.3 million in total, with the vast majority […]

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Archives International to Offer US, Chinese and World Banknotes, Scripophily at Milestone 50th Auction

The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions in NYC and their offices in Fort Lee, N.J. Archives International Auction’s (AIA) December “50th Milestone Auction” scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, December 3-4, consists of over 1,150 lots of rare and desirable banknotes, scripophily, Presidential autographs, and historic Ephemera. Featured will be an extensive collection […]

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority launches new banknote series from issuing banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the central association which governs and regulates the issue of banknotes from the three commercial banks and issues currency banknotes in the City State has launched (23rd July) new banknotes and themes for the 2018–2019 series. The HKMA regulates the issue of banknotes from Note Issuing Banks (or NIB’s), which include the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, the Standard Chartered Bank, and the Bank of China — who issue these currency notes on behalf of the HKMA

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Chinese, US & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily at Archives International Auctions Sale 48

By Archives International Auctions …… Archives International Auctions is holding a public auction of U.S., Chinese & World banknotes, scripophily and coins on Wednesday, May 23 in 2 sessions. SESSION 1 – (Lots 1 to 543): Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins and Scripophily – Beginning at 10:30 AM Local Time SESSION 2 – (Lots 544 […]

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World Record for Tibetan Coins at Spink Hong Kong Coin Auction

Spink held a recent two-day sale April 4-5 at their Sheung Wan Galleries in Hong Kong. The sale was well-attended and contained many world-class items, some of which achieved world records. World Record for Tibetan Coin The Rhodes Collection of Tibetan Coins, Tibetan and Nepalese Banknotes contained items which have not been seen for many […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Presents April 2018 Hong Kong Paper Money Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to announce their April 2018 Hong Kong Paper Money Auction. It presents a very diverse auction and the catalog contains pieces for every type of collector of Asian banknotes, from Empire, to Commonwealth, and all the way down to fancy numbers and errors. Included among the highlights are pieces […]

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Coin Club News – An Interview with David Chio of the Macau Numismatic Society

  By Yuan Shui Qing, Xi’an Numismatic Society, for the Journal of East Asian Numismatics …… The Macau Numismatic Society was founded in 1988, and since then has become a major player in the Greater Chinese collecting sector. The Society’s leading figure is David Chio. David Chio was born in 1957 in Macau. After much […]

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PMG Certifies Rare People’s Republic of China 10,000 Yuan Banknote

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a rare, high-denomination banknote from the early years of the People’s Republic of China. The 1951 10,000 Yüan note is attributed as Pick 858Aa (Pick refers to the catalog numbers originally developed by Albert Pick and used by the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money) and graded PMG AU […]

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Welcome to the August 2017 Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to our 2017 August Hong Kong Auction Catalog. As always, we are offering an exceptional amount of scarce and high-quality material. A few pieces of paper money included in this catalog have yet to be offered in public auction, while others are among the finest […]

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20th Century Rarities Claim Top Honors in Heritage $4.1 Million Hong Kong World Coin Auction

1914 Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver dollar brings $77,675; 1953 Peoples Republic of China 10 Yuan Pick 870 Note sold for $47,800 A 1914 Republic Yuan Shih-kai Silver “L. Giorgi” Pattern Specimen Dollar SP65 PCGS, took top lot honors at $77,675 USD in Heritage Auctions’ inaugural Asian Coins and Currency Auctions held June 21-23 in Hong […]

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Heritage: 20th Century Rarities Claim Top Honors in $4 Million Hong Kong Auctions

A Chinese 1914 Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver “L. Giorgi” Pattern Specimen Dollar SP65 PCGS, took top lot honors at $77,675 USD in Heritage Auction’s $2.9 million Asian Coins Signature Auction held June 21-23 in Hong Kong. The auction saw bidders vying for a diverse selection of 20th century rarities in one of the fastest-growing events […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April World & Chinese Coins & Paper Money Hong Kong Auction Brings Over $5.8 Million

  Latest Hong Kong auction shows strength in market for Chinese coins… April is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions and the fastest growing coin and paper money show. This past week Stack’s Bowers […]

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Tibetan Banknotes, Debut Offering of China Pick 16d at Stack’s Bowers April 2017 Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Tibetan Banknotes from the Lissanevitch Collection   In the April 3, 2017 Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money sale, we are auctioning an extensive offering of Tibetan bank notes. These notes are from the collection of Alexander Boris Lissanevitch, regarded by those familiar with his […]

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Highlights from the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday April 3 through Wednesday April 5 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Session B will commence at 11:00 AM Hong Kong […]

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Archives International Auctions Sale 37 – US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins

By Archives International Auctions …… More than 1,100 lots of U.S., Chinese and Worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of stock and bond certificates), Security Printing Ephemera and Coins will be sold at a two-session public auction on Tuesday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 13 at our offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, New […]

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Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

The junk and dhow are two ancient ship models that are prominently featured on banknotes in dozens of countries Images of national pride, of rich history and economic strength, of autonomy and cultural heritage have served to round out and embellish banknotes from all ages and corners of the world. The junk and dhow have […]

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Archives International Auctions Sale 35 – Chinese, Asian & World Banknotes and Scripophily

By Archives International Auctions …… Archives International Auctions (AIA) is set to hold a public auction of Chinese, Asian & Worldwide Banknotes and Chinese Scripophily in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Monday, September 26 beginning at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time (ET). The Live Internet Bidding catalog is available online. We accept absentee bids directly, so […]

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Archives International Auctions Sale 35 – Chinese, Asian & World Banknotes and Scripophily

By Archives International Auctions ……   Archives International Auctions (AIA) is set to hold a public auction of Chinese, Asian & Worldwide Banknotes and Chinese Scripophily in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Monday, September 26 beginning at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time (ET). The Live Internet Bidding catalog is available online. We accept absentee bids directly, […]

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Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Sale Yields Strong Results

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Paper Money Sale was once again a success! As one of the more diverse Hong Kong Auctions in recent memory, collectors and dealers from all over Asia and the rest of the world were poised to bid on these […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Asian Paper Money Auction Aug. 15-17

The ever-growing Asian Paper Money market has become quite a competitive area in numismatics, as many throw their hats into the ring. For decades, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio has been the source for collectors and dealers alike whenever they wanted to view and bid on fresh, rare, and unique material. The firm’s Hong Kong Auction […]

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World Paper Money Auction – Archives International XXXIV July 26

Over 1,100 lots of United States, Chinese and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds), security printing ephemera and the American Bank Note Company’s inventory of modern numismatic and philatelic souvenir cards and production material will be sold at public auction on Tuesday, July 26 by Archives International Auctions. The auction will be held in […]

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World Paper Money Auction – Archives International XXXIV July 26

Over 1,100 lots of United States, Chinese and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds), security printing ephemera and the American Bank Note Company’s inventory of modern numismatic and philatelic souvenir cards and production material will be sold at public auction on Tuesday, July 26 by Archives International Auctions. The auction will be held in […]

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Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

By Archives International Auctions….   Fort Lee, N.J.-based Archives International Auctions (AIA) will offer over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily rarities (stocks and bonds), in a public auction slated for Sunday, May 24th. The event will be held at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions Ltd., in […]

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1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

By Archives international Auctions….   A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, […]

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