An April 12, 2014, auction of bank notes, coins and scripophily from
China and other Asian nations realized $204,774 in U.S. funds in Hong
Kong by Archives International Auctions.
AIA conducted the auction in association with Dynasty Auctions Co.
Ltd., according to Robert Schwartz of AIA.
Among the more than 400 lots offered was an extremely rare,
private 1909 Chinese Empire 1-yuan note (Lot 1630) that sold for
$15,355 U.S. ($118,000 in Hong Kong funds) including the buyer’s fee.
The note features two facing red dragons on the face, with the back
bearing Chinese text in black ink printed over an image that was
printed in red. The note was graded Very Good with faults and wear.
The note had an estimate of $800 to $1,600 in Hong Kong funds.
For more information about the auction write to Archives
International Auctions LLC, 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite No. 7, Fort Lee,
NJ 07024. The firm can also be reached by telephone at 201-944-4800 or
by email at email@example.com.