First of Two Consecutive Serial Numbers
China Bank of China, Fuhkien 1 Dollar 1.6.1912 Pick 25e
S/M#C294-30e PMG About Uncirculated 53.
An intense portrait of the Qing Shi Emperor is featured on this issue from the first year of the Republic of China. Amoy (Xiamen) was one of the five treaty ports open to European traders, but the trading scale it handled paled against that of the others, especially nearby Guangzhou. Thus, the Fujian issuance was considerably smaller, but because of trade usage, circulation was still heavy. Deep inks and exquisite guilloche designs create an dynamic eye appeal on this lovey note. Although minor stains are noted, this example holds the sole highest grade highest grade in the PMG Population Report revealing the rarity of this issue. This is a fantastic opportunity to add such a rare example to your Chinese collection.
NOTE: This lot was manufactured in China and was sourced from outside the United States for this auction after September 1, 2019. Under the new US tariffs on Chinese goods, collector's items from China will be subject to a 7.5% import tariff. Any clients who wish to take delivery of this item in the United States should be aware of this added charge, and consult their tax adviser with any questions.
民國元年（1912）中國銀行兌換券壹圓，福建地名。PMG About Uncirculated 53。
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