Stacks Bowers Galleries Realizes 2.1 Million in the Recent Hong Kong Paper Money Sale

​Our official September 2021 Hong Kong World Paper Money Sale saw spirited bidding and exceptional prices realized for top tier notes. Director of World Paper Money Aris Maragoudakis commented on the strength of the sale: "The September Hong Kong auction saw three major collections sold – the Hobart Collection, the Ricardo Collection, and the Don Allen Collection. These cabinets offered new, fresh pieces that satisfied collector desire for hard-to-find notes and varieties. Other consignors provided an incredible amount of hard-to-find Empire and PRC varieties, many of which we have not sold in our lengthy auction history. The market is booming, and the sale was extremely strong, with most of the lots selling for well over the high estimate. In total we sold over $2.1 million worth of banknotes, and well over $30 million worth of numismatic items across the entire Hong Kong auction. We cannot wait to see what notes from the upcoming December Hong Kong Collectors Choice auction will realize!"

Complete results from the September 2021 Hong Kong Auction can be viewed at

The top 10 notes of the sale were the following:

Lot 10198 China People’s Republic P-835a 100 Yuan in PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ which realized $44,400.

Lot 10536 Lot of (9) Hong Kong Chartered Bank 100 Dollars P-79a, P-79b & P-79c (all PMG graded) and featured solid serial numbers which sold for $40,800.

Lot 10148 China People’s Republic P-810a2 1948 1000 Yuan in PMG About Uncirculated 55 which was bid to $31,200.

Lot 10024 China Empire Ta Ching Government Bank P-A77s 1909 5 Dollars Specimen in PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ which realized $28,800.

Lot 10272 China People’s Republic P-870 1953 10 Yuan in PMG Extremely Fine 40 which sold for $28,800.

Lot 10026 CHINA–EMPIRE. Ta Ching Government Bank. 10 Dollars, ND (1910). P-A81r. Remainder. PMG Choice Very Fine 35 which brought $18,000.

Lot 10241 China People’s Republic Front & Back Specimens P-857Bs1 & P-857Bs2 1951 5000 Yuan which realized $18,000.

Lot 10579 Hong Kong Government of Hong Kong 1 Dollar on 1000 Yen ND (1945) P-318 (Unissued) in PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 which sold for $16,800.

Lot 10025 China Empire Ta Ching Government Bank ND (1910) 5 Dollars P-80r Remainder in PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45 which brought $13,200.

Lot 10523 Hong Kong Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China 1926 P-45 100 Dollars in PCGS Banknote Good 6 Details, Repair which realized $13,200.

We are currently taking consignments for our official auction at the New York International Numismatic Convention in January 2022. To consign your U.S. paper money andre world paper money to a future 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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