Archives International Auctions Sale 56 U.S., Chinese & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily and Security Printing Ephemera November 21, 2019

Archives International Auctions - Sale 56 7 November 21,2019 Archives International Auctions 44 44 Bank of China, 1 Dollars, 1918 “Szechuen Branch” Unlisted Specimen Banknote. Szechuen, China. September 1918. $1. P-51ps (S/M#C294- 100p) Unlisted as a specimen in the SCWPM. Specimen banknote, orange and m/c face with temple in center, back is orange. Specimen overprint, “00000” serial numbers and POC’s. PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Attractive and rare banknote. ABNC. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Est. $1000-2000 45 45 Bank of China, 1926 Color Trial “Progress Proof” Banknote. Shanghai, China, 5 Yuan, P-66pp, Progress Proof Printed on india paper in orange instead of the issued green, bank at center, plate number “56268” on top, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. ABNC. Rare and possibly unique as a Trial Color proof. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $300-600 46 46 Bank of China, 1941 “Printer’s Model” Color Trial Proof Banknote. China, 1941, 1 Yuan, P-91pp, S/M#C294-260 Printer’s Model Proof printed on thin manila colored card, black without underprint, SYS in middle, small photographic medallion pasted on top middle border, partially engraved denominations, lightly inked near bottom, PMG holder but no grade, Rare note in issued condition and not listed as a Progress proof or Printer’s Model. ABNC. Possibly unique in this format. ����� Est. $500-1000 47 47 Bank of China, 1941 Color Trial Progress Proof Banknote. China, 1941, 10 Yuan, P-94pp, S/M#C294-264 Proof Color Trial Progress Proof printed on thin card, Green instead of issued purple, SYS in middle, Light red ink archival markings showing Secret Marks on the engraving to prevent counterfeiting, Plate # 82215 on top with typed order number “F 10969” and May 1941 date, PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64. Rare note in issued condition and not listed as a color trial proof. ABNC. Possibly unique in this format. ������������������������������������������������������������������ Est. $400-800 48 48 Bank of China, 1942 Issue Banknote. China, 500 Yuan, P-99, issued banknote, Dark olive green on m/c, SYS at left, back dark olive green, Pagoda at right, S/N A892337; PCGS graded Very Fine 30 with comment of light stains and someone had written “Souvenir” on the top middle of the face. Attractive note for grade. ABNC. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $200-300 49 49 Bank of Communications, 1927 First Issue Discovery Issue “Tsingtau” Branch Rarity. Tsingtau, China. 1927, 20 cents, P-143Aa, S/M#C126- 181b, Blue face with steamship on left and locomotive on right, back orange-yellow with black English signatures, the blue color variety is unlisted in a 20 cent denomination, only as a 10 cent note. Evidently it was given a new catalog number by PMG but they made a mistake with the Smith Matravers catalog number. PMG graded Very Good 10 with no edge faults, just toning, still the note has bright colors and will enhance any advanced collection. This is the only graded note in the PMG census and is extremely rare if not unique. W&S. ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $300-600 50 50 Bank of Communications. 1941. Issued Error Banknote - mismatched serial numbers. China. Issued 10 Yuan, 1941, P-159d, S/M# C126- 254, with mismatched serial numbers P482000/P472000 on front. Annotations/graffiti on front. Choice VF.�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $60-120