Archives International Auctions Auction 88 October 24, 2023

Archives International Auctions - Sale 88 18 October 24, 2023 Archives International Auctions China - Foreign Banks 88 88 Russia-Asiatic Bank, 1917, “Top Pop” Specimen Banknote Harbin, China, 1917. 3 Rubles, P-S475s, S/M#O5-102, Specimen Banknote, Black and brown on blue, green and m/c underprint, back dark green with locomotive 3/4ths facing, Specimen overprint and POCs, S/N 000000, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Printer: ABNC. Tied as highest graded out of 16 graded in the PMG census. This is the highest graded note to be offered at auction and may be impossible to improve upon. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Est. $1200-2000 China - Provincial Banks 89 89 Provincial Bank of Chihli, 1926, “Tientsin” Branch Issued Banknote China, 1926. 10 Cents, P-S1285 S/M#C163-70, “Tientsin” Branch Issued Banknote, Purple on m/c underprint, Great wall at right, S/N 1002204, PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 63 with comment “Small Tears.” ������������������������������������������ Est. $100-200 90 90 Hunan Provincial Bank, 1912, Issued Banknote China, 1912. 1 Yuan, P-S2029 S/M#H167-10, Issued Banknote, Brown on tan underprint with two facing peacocks at top, Back is brown, S/N 04195, PMG graded Choice Fine 15 with comment “Ink Stamps.” ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $200-400 91 91 Kwangtung Provincial Bank, 1931 Issued Sequential Banknote Pair China, 1931. Lot of 2 Sequential Issued banknotes, both are: $5 Dollars, P-S2422d S/M#K56-10d, Green on multicolor underprint, Sequential S/Ns are W061022, PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ, and S/NW061023, PMG graded GemUncirculated 65 EPQ. Printer: ABNC. (2) ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $200-400 92 92 Kwangtung Provincial Bank, 1931, Issued Banknote China. Kwangtung Provincial Bank. 1931 $5 P-S2422d, S/M#K56-10d, Issued, green on m/c, SYS at right back orange, PMG graded CU 64, ABNC ���������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $90-180