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    Very Rare and Sole PMG Graded 1873 10 Yen

    Japan Greater Japan Imperial National Bank, Tokyo #15 10 Yen ND (1873) Pick 13 JNDA 11-11 PMG Very Fine 20.
    This very rare note is one of the irreplaceable highlights of Yuri Solovey's collection. This Tokyo Branch #15 10 yen from the 1873 Convertible Issue is the single graded example in the PMG Population Report. This denomination represented a huge sum of money at the time and the physical gold coin was preferred at this larger denomination level. Additionally, the convertibility of these notes was short-lived and were eventually replace by the 1877 to 1878 unconvertible issues.

    The front design features of this 10 yen include two vignettes depicting Gagaku, the ancient imperial court music and dancing. The bank location of "Tokyo" is seen in the frame at center with the region listed directly above and the bank branch identification listed below. The back design features a large vignette depicting the legendary Empress Jingu (circa 200 A.D.) riding into battle and the vignette is flanked by the 1870 gold coin that represented the convertibility of the note. Although minor repairs and splits are present, the overall appearance and preservation of this 10 yen remain highly desirable, especially at this rarity level.
    From the Yuri Solovey Collection of Japan and Territories


    1873年大日本帝國通用紙幣拾圓,東京第十五國立銀行。PMG Very Fine 20。
    一張在此尤里索洛維(Yuri Solovey)收藏系列中極爲罕見且獨一無二的亮點拍品,來自1873年日本東京第十五國立銀行拾圓可兌換券,也是PMG唯一入評的一張。此面值在當時屬大面額,同面額的金幣較爲受歡迎,并且,這款可兌換券壽命短暫,最終被1877至1878年的不可兌換券替換。正面兩邊均描繪了"雅樂"場景,即古代宮廷歌舞表演。框起來的"東京"字樣位於"第十五國立銀行"之上。背面為神功皇后(約公元200年)駕馬赴戰,背面兩邊為1870年金幣圖,即可兌換的金幣。有輕微修補和裂痕,但保存完好一張稀缺珍品,值得珍藏。
    出自Yuri Solovey收藏系列

    Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000.

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