Archives International Auctions Auction 83 February 28, 2023

Archives International Auctions - Sale 83 20 February 28, 2023 Archives International Auctions 99 99 International BankingCorporation, 1918, “Shanghai” BranchTael Issue “Top Pop” Proof Rarity Shanghai, China. 1st January, 1918. 100 Taels, P-S428p1 and S428p2, S/M#M10-34, Front and Back Proof banknotes, the Front Proof is Black on m/c with screaming eagle on building flanked by 2 world globes, the Back Proof is brown with similar vignette, both printed on india paper mounted on partially cut down large thin card, the Front Proof with 2 small POCs in signature area, the Front Proof is PMG graded Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ and the Back Proof is Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. This spectacular note is the highest graded note to be offered at auction and is the highest graded note in the PMG census where a total of 3 notes have been graded since these were first offered in the 1991 Christie’s-ABN Archives Auctions. This note has never been offered for sale since 1991 when it first appeared at Christie’s. Est. $20000-40000