1855 Chinese 3-Taels issued banknote soars to $10,620 at Archives Int'l Auctions A popular, rare 1855 Chinese Year 5 Board of Revenue 3-Taels issued banknote, graded very fine, hammered down for $10,620 at an auction held May 15 by Archives International Auctions in Ft. Lee, N.J.
on one side and Chinese on the other, graded uncirculated, knocked down at $2,596.
A scarce, sharp-looking 1860-era Banco de Panama issued 5 peso banknote with portrait of A. Planas at left and a locomotive and steamships at right, graded very good to fine, garnered $2,596.
Mercantile Bank (Waterloo, Ill.) uncut sheet of four notes ($1, $2, $3, $5), a 1960s or ’70s-era reprint of a sheet that was originally made in the 1850s or ‘60s, with graphics ranging from a sailor to a Screaming Eagle to Native Americans soared to $2,124; while an ornate American Banknote Company advertising note, circa 1865-1870, with Lincoln and Grant flanking a Russian military notable demanded $1,652.
A circa 1953-1954 Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam combined issue specimen or proof (French Indochina), printed on both sides with registration bars, one side showing King Sihanouk, in gem uncirculated condition, hammered for $1,888; and a British Caribbean Territories $5 Easter Group specimen banknote dated Nov. 28, 1950 changed hands for $1,357.
Rounding out the day’s top lots: a Tiffany-type Taylor & Wilson $4 commission scrip with a cigar advertisement on the back (Toronto, Canada, circa 1880-1890), graded Fine to VF, went for $1,062; and an unissued check/or draft from the Banque Russo-Chinoise circa 1900-1920 made $472.
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