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A Collection of Vintage Chinese Banknotes with the Important EPQ Qualifier. 

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is honored to announce a collection of choice Qing and Republic of China era banknotes that will be offered in the October 2024 Hong Kong Auction. This group of around 50 notes is consigned by a highly knowledgeable and discerning collector who saw our successful April sale and was inspired to consign a small part of his impressive holdings!

I have picked out nine immensely popular type notes and are either top pop, the highest grade with the coveted EPQ qualifier or very close to one of these categories.

  1. Ta Ching Government Bank, 5 Dollars, Shanghai, 1906. Graded PMG 45-EPQ, the ONLY example graded to date.
  2. Bank of China, 1 Yuan, 1914. Graded 64-EPQ, the SINGLE HIGHEST GRADED note.
  3. Central Bank of China, 500 Yuan, 1936. Graded 65-EPQ, the SINGLE HIGHEST GRADED note.
  4. Federal Reserve Bank of China, 5 Dollars, 1938. Graded 55-EPQ, the highest numerical grade with the EPQ status.
  5. Federal Reserve Bank of China, 10 Dollars, 1938. Graded 50-EPQ, the single second highest numerical grade with the EPQ status, surpassed by only one example in 64-EPQ.
  6. Federal Reserve Bank of China, 100 Yuan, 1938. Graded 55-EPQ, the third highest grade with the EPQ status.
  7. Central Bank of China, ‘Yellow Crane Tower’ 2 Yuan, 1941. Graded 58-EPQ, the fourth highest grade with the EPQ status, surpassed by only three other notes.
  8. China and South Sea Bank Limited, 1 Yuan, Shanghai, 1927, single prefix Z. Graded 55-EPQ. Among the highest grades with the EPQ status.
  9. China and South Sea Bank Limited, 1 Yuan, Shanghai, 1927, double prefix ZM. Graded 58-EPQ. Among the highest grades with the EPQ status.

I am confident that this small selection will help to create great excitement for the October auction. Please keep an eye out for additional teasers throughout the summer!

For questions relating to our October Hong Kong Auction or to consign your items to the sale, please call +852 2117 1191 or email infohk@stacksbowers.com.

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