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    An Important Unissued Proof Design

    China People's Bank of China 10 Yuan 1965 Pick 879pp Progressive Proof PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.
    A very interesting Progressive Proof that this cataloger has certainly never seen. Though one might think this is a Color Trial Specimen with the colors of the frame and underprint changed to one seen on the contemporary 5 Yuan note, this design is subtly but in a few places critically different from the issued 10 Yuan note.

    Though the group of representatives in front of the Great Hall of the People look similar to the passing eye, there are key elements which were toned down for the issued note. On this note, the right side gentleman is wearing a full military uniform with a peaked cap, though retaining the same expression. In addition, the representatives in this vignette each have several extra medals.

    It is unknown why exactly this first vignette was not used, but the rarity of this design indicates it was proposed, but was quickly discarded. The lack of a back design serves to support this hypothesis. A very interesting example that will surely excite all collectors. Previous mounting is mentioned by the grading company.


    絕品未發行「第三版人民幣拾圓」試樣票

    1965年中國人民銀行拾圓(第三版人民幣),逐步試樣票。PMG Choice Uncirculated 63。
    第三版人民幣拾圓「大團結」是當時中國最高面值的發行鈔票,其「逐步試樣票」亦是編目員從未見過的一款。第三版人民幣誕生於中國三年經濟困難時期,同時亦是中華人民共和國政府首次采用自己研制的印鈔專用設備印製,其制版和印刷試上完全體現予中國「獨立自主、自力更新」的時代特點,為中國印刷工業進入新時代的重要標誌。

    1965年6月19日國務院政府批准主題為「人民代表步出大會堂」的拾圓鈔票印製。這款鈔票設計上象徵了人民參政議政,反映中國是人民當家作主的社會主義國家。此款鈔票的設計發行,乃意味著再次向全世界宣告「中國屹立於世界東方」。

    當時就新版拾圓券的設計,總共有三種設計方案被提出,最終決定採用第三方案。第三方案正面圖景以各界人民代表為題材,象徵中國廣泛的民主制度和我國各族人民大團結的氣象;背面以人民大會堂的圖景表示偉大的中國。這個方案的正面圖案相比另外兩個方案內容上較為豐富和協調,藝術層次亦更高。

    由於拾圓鈔票是新版人民幣的最大面值,因此國家非常重視,亦十分謹慎,導致這款鈔票一直未能定稿,處於不斷修改的過程。經過多重修改,可見中共中央對此鈔的重視程度。

    雖然這枚鈔票框架及底紋顏色與現代伍圓紙幣相似,而令不少人誤以為這是一枚顏色試樣票。但從這枚逐步試樣票中可以看到跟最終發行的拾圓鈔在設計特徵上的明顯區別。

    正面人民代表圖景中的解放軍代表由並非存世票中的士兵而是軍官,其帽徽、領章及腰帶的樣式有所不同。此外,每位代表身上都掛有幾枚獎牌,亦是原票所沒有的。而這張逐步試樣缺乏背面設計,更力證這枚鈔票在提出正面設計後便遭到廢棄。這張珍品的存在反映了這款設計曾經被提出,作為紙幣的歷史遺物,見證了中國現代紙鈔的發展歷史,富有超出想像的歷史價值。

    「大團結」的逐步試樣鈔,墨水及壓花精湛細膩,紙身筆挺,品相優越。這一枚極為罕有,亦是中國紙幣發展上一個重大的里程碑,定必引起各藏家的興趣,成為是之拍賣矚目亮點之一。


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