A specimen “dollar issue” for the Commercial Bank of China sold for
$11,000 in Hong Kong funds (approximately $1,416 U.S.) Sept. 27 in a
Hong Kong auction by Archives International Auctions.
The auction was conducted in association with Kelleher & Rogers
Ltd., Fine Asian Auctions. Prices do not include the buyer’s fees,
taxes or other fees.
The margin of the specimen note features a stamped date of “Aug 27
1924.” The piece is also stamped in red ink twice with the word
“SPECIMEN.” The note is graded Gem Uncirculated by the auction firm
and had an estimate of $6,000 to $12,000.
Nearly 300 lots of bank notes from China and other Asian countries,
and stock certificates and coins were offered in the auction.
Among the other lots sold was a 1912 $10 note for the Yunnan branch
of the Bank of China. The note sold for $10,100 (approximately $1,303
U.S.); it was graded Fine 15 by PCGS Currency and was originally in
the Ruth Hill Collection. It had an estimate of $15,000 to $22,000
For more information about the auction, visit the Archives
International Auctions website or write to the firm at Archives
International Auctions, 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, NJ
07024-5600. The firm can also be contacted by telephone at
201-944-4800 or by email.
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