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    Extremely Rare Foochow Issue with Queen Victoria Portrait

    China Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Foochow 1 Dollar 1.6.1887 Pick S326 S/M#Y13 PMG Very Fine 20.
    Occasionally, a superior banknote presents itself, bringing hope and relief to the collector world, confirming that even the very rarest notes can still be obtained. Make no mistake, this is an extremely rare and important occurrence, as this example is still the only one of its type to be offered in a public, traceable auction. Likewise, it is the only example graded in the PMG Population Report. While Fuzhou (or Foochow, as it was called) is now a major global city, this important 19th century banknote was printed in extremely small batches, as currency needs were only a tiny fraction of what is needed today. Queen Victoria's portrait is prominently engraved on the back of this note, which is the lone note of the series to feature this design. Likewise, there are no other HSBC issues for China with these design elements. All design elements are on full display, including manuscript signatures and the partially hand-written date. Two small notations, one on each side, are mentioned for accuracy. There are no netting defects or other distractions to the design. A high quality and well executed engraving by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company makes this variety a standout beauty. High rarity ensures that this note is certainly missing from even the best collections. Heritage's first offering of this trophy banknote is an opportunity not to be missed.


    NOTE: This lot was manufactured in China and was sourced from outside the United States for this auction after September 1, 2019. Under the new US tariffs on Chinese goods, collector's items from China will be subject to a 7.5% import tariff. Any clients who wish to take delivery of this item in the United States should be aware of this added charge, and consult their tax adviser with any questions.

    印有維多利亞女皇肖像之極罕福州地名鈔票

    1887年香港上海匯豐銀行壹員,福州地名。PMG Very Fine 20。
    這張難得一遇的出色鈔票呈現於眼前,證明了即使是最為稀有的珍鈔也非毫無入手之法,世界各地的收藏家為之欣喜萬分。此鈔是目前為止唯一一張出現於有記錄的公開拍賣的例子,是一次極為難得和關鍵的機會。這亦是PMG數量報告中的唯一一枚例子。福州現時已是世界級的大都會,但當時的現金需求相比今天並不殷切,故這張歷史意義巨大的十九世紀鈔票只印製了極少數量。鈔票背面印有維多利亞女皇之肖像,是該發行系列中唯一採用此設計的品種。匯豐銀行的其他在華發行鈔票都沒有使用過類似的設計。所有設計元素都清晰可見,包括手寫簽署和部分手寫的日期。鈔票的正背面各有一處細小批注,但並不影響整體外觀。巴布域偉堅遜公司的出色雕工使得此鈔的外觀出眾奪目。即使是最為高級的收藏系列,也欠缺此等珍品。海瑞得有幸首次拍賣這張關鍵珍鈔,絕對不容錯過。




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    June, 2021
    23rd Wednesday
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