Gem 1949 PRC 100 Yuan: From the Hobart Collection

Our official September 2021 Hong Kong sale has been posted to the web and is open for viewing and bidding. One of the highlights of the sale is Lot 10198, a People’s Bank of China P-835a 1949 100 Yuan in PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Block 123.

Our fall sale offers an important opportunity to acquire this high-end Gem 100 Yuan note. This note has been spared circulation and is being offered to collectors in pack fresh form. PMG has encapsulated 131 examples of this pick variety, however only 16 are in the Gem 65 EPQ grade level with just six graded finer. Those looking to upgrade from their lower-grade examples to this impressive Gem will surely meet fierce resistance from other bidders. The note depicts a Junk at sea to left and a dark green guilloche at right. The border displays intricate lathe work featuring dark brown ink. The reverse of the note displays an ornate design printed in olive green ink.

We are currently taking consignments for our January 2022 NYINC sale. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to an upcoming showcase auction or Collectors Choice Online sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: .​

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