An Incredible Cohesive Group of Early South Korean Color Trials
South Korea Bank of Korea 1000 Won ND (1950) Pick 8 Group of
41 Uniface Color Trials.
An unusual group of 41 uniface color trials from an early unissued 1000 Won of the third issue ND (1950). The group includes 30 face color trials, and 11 back examples. Most impressively, each example is different in either color or design, and numbered in the top right corner. "B" denotes the back trials, and "F" denotes the front examples.
The front examples all have the portrait of ???, Rhee Syngman on them. What is striking, is that this unissued example had Rhee dressed in professional attire, rather than the chosen issued design of Rhee in ??, Hanbok.
The Security Banknote Company were the printers of these proposed color trials. All the front examples have A/A 000000 serials, and Specimen can be seen on both the front and the back pieces. Watermarks are absent on all the examples. English denotation of the The Bank of Korea is visible on the back examples only.
This is an incredible historical representation of South Korean banknote printing history. This group has come directly from the family of George Goldsworthy, founder of The Republic Banknote Company in 1905, which later merged with The Security Banknote Company.
We have struggled to find many of these examples on the market today, and have not sold anything similar. We have further struggled to find anything offered as inclusive and concise as this lot. Similar pieces have sold on the auction circuit for about $3,000-$5,000 for a pair of back and front examples.
The research of Gene Hessler has been invaluable to piecing together some of the historical content of this lovely lot. All PCGS graded 40; 40PPQ; 45PPQ (3); 53PPQ; 58PPQ (2); 64(2); 66PPQ (9); 67PPQ (18); 68PPQ (4). (Total: 41 notes)
一組少見的早期未發行41枚第三版1000韓圜單面試色票。此項拍品包括30枚正面票及11枚背面票。更精彩的是，每枚的顏色和設計皆有所不同，在右上角亦有編號。「B」字代表背面試色票，「F」字代表正面試色票。所有正面票皆有李承晚像。最震撼的是，圖中的李承晚穿著西裝，而非正式發行時的韓服。這批試色票之印製商為保安公司，所有序號均為A/A 000000，並於正背面均有「SPECIMEN」字樣。所有鈔上均沒有水印。韓國銀行的英文名只見於背面票。此組鈔票實在是南韓印鈔史之體現。這組鈔票來自George Goldsworthy，共和印鈔公司於1905年之創辦人家族。後來於1905年該公司與保安公司合併。我們努力嘗試在市場上尋找類似的拍品，而我們也從未拍賣過類似的例子。類似此項的拍品曾於拍賣界以3000至5000美元一對的價格出售。Gene Hessler的研究對於重組這組拍品的歷史功不可沒。全部均由PCGS評級，分數包括40、40PPQ、45PPQ (3枚)、53PPQ、58PPQ (2枚)、64(2枚)、66PPQ (9枚)、67PPQ (18枚)、68PPQ (4枚)。
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