Chinese Hunan government banknote, 1908 issue, brings $15,220 at Archives International Auctions A high-grade Chinese Hunan government banknote for 100 coppers, 1908 issue, hammered for $15,220 at the first auction ever conducted in Hong Kong by Archives International Auctions, based in N.J.
of early 1895 Taiwan official silver notes that sold for prices ranging from $1,220 to $1,670.
A remainder Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China, Tientsin Branch $10 banknote hammered for $2,590; a private local issue District Bank of Shehung trio of banknotes coasted to $1,980; a Yu Fang Shang Banking Co., Chefoo, 1905 private reserve, brought a very impressive $7,610; and a Government of Hong Kong 1975 $20,000 specimen bond hit the mark for $1,670.
Coins proved to be popular crowd-pleasers, with nearly all coin lots selling. Japan put in a very strong appearance, with a pair of MS-66 uncirculated Coiled Dragon dollars changing hands for $3,960 each. Worldwide banknotes also did extremely well, especially the Hong Kong section. A Hong Kong $500 1931 Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China fetched $7,610.
Rounding out the list of top lots: a group of Mercantile Bank of India notes wowed the crowd, with a $50 1941 issue knocking down at $11,420 and a $10 1941issued in high-grade making $6,850. Also, a small but significant 1877 Southwest Battle military note topped out at $1,670; and a 1695 Thor Mohlen note 25-Rixdaler Croner hammered for a respectable $4,870.
Archives International Auctions' next sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera will be held Sat., Apr. 13, in the firm's gallery at 1580 Lemoine Ave. (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, N.J. Consignments are also being accepted for an auction dedicated to U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and rare coins on Tuesday, June 4, also in Fort Lee.
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