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    Highest Denomination Rarity from 1901

    Hong Kong Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. 500 Dollars 1.1.1901 Pick 154s KNB42S Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.
    This highest denomination banknote is not confirmed in issued form, leaving Specimen and other prototypes as the only means to date to acquire this type. If issued examples do exist for this denomination, the sheer face value in 1901 Hong Kong would have most likely prevented any from being saved for posterity. All design elements are on full display despite the 119 years that have passed since this Specimen was created. A tastefully small perforated cancellation is seen in lieu of signatures. Serial numbers have been omitted. Only two examples have been sold previously, with the most recent sale being in 2015. This note is of the highest degree of rarity.


    珍罕1901年滙豐最高面額伍佰圓「拱橋」

    1901年香港上海匯豐銀行伍佰圓「拱橋」樣票。PMG Choice Uncirculated 64。
    此最高面額的鈔票在當時沒有正式發行過,因此迄今為止,收藏樣票為獲得這款鈔票的唯一方法。如果在當時確實有發行過這種面額,那麼此面值於1901年香港的時候絕對很可能未能得以保存下來。此樣票雖已留存了119年,但所有設計元素仍然得以充分展示,細節清晰可見。小針孔代替了簽名及序列號。之前僅出售過兩枚,最近的一次是在2015年。極罕有品。


    Estimate: $35,000 - up.

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