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    Iconic Waterlow & Sons Engraving

    Hong Kong Mercantile Bank of India, Limited 50 Dollars 1.7.1935 Pick 240a KNB16a PMG Very Fine 30.
    One of Hong Kong's most iconic banknotes, due in equal parts to its rarity and splendid Waterlow & Sons engravings. The Mercantile Bank of India, Limited had a long and storied history in the colony, although it never printed banknotes in large quantities. This example features a five digit serial number without prefix, which should hint at the limited issuance of this beautiful denomination. In fact, only 40,000 notes were issued featuring this date. We have only offered this date once previously, with this example being far superior. Vivid colors, clean paper, and mild circulation are seen. The edges and margins are well above average for Hong Kong notes of this era. This example is void of notations, ink stamps, or other distractions so often seen on higher denomination types. Minor restorations are mentioned for accuracy, which is virtually impossible to detect through the third party holder. An important offering, very rare in any grade, and especially desirable at the Very Fine level with excellent eye appeal.


    標誌性的華德路公司精美印鈔「法官頭」

    1935年香港有利銀行伍拾員。PMG Very Fine 30。
    香港最具標誌性的紙幣之一「法官頭」,其稀有性和出色的華德路印刷相得益彰。香港有利銀行在該殖民地擁有悠久的歷史,儘管它從未大量印刷鈔票。此鈔以不帶冠號的五位數序列號為特色,暗示此精美面額的發行量有限。實際上,該日期僅有40,000枚被發行。我們以前只經手過此日期一次,而此鈔的品相較之前更好。色彩鮮豔無匹,紙張亮淨,輕微流通。邊緣和邊距狀態遠高於該時代的香港紙幣的平均水平。此鈔沒有符號,墨水戳或一些較大紙鈔面額常見的情況。評級套上提到有輕微修復痕跡,然而實際上這是不可能通過第三方評級者檢測到的。非常重要的一張,任何評分都非常罕見,在具有極佳的視覺吸引力的此分數上尤其可取。




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    July, 2020
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