Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Extremely Rare Imperial Issue from the Yu-Ning Government Bank

    China Kiang-Nan Yu-Ning Government Bank 10 Silver Dollars 1905 Pick S1170 PCGS Gold Shield Very Good 8 Details.
    Regional government issues under the late Qing Dynasty are rare, with this highest denomination silver convertible note bordering on the "impossible." At the time of cataloging, this is the first of its type to be offered in a public, traceable auction. Although the Kiangnan Region (Jiangnan, as it is known today) has always been famed for its foreign trade, most of its Imperial Era banknotes have disappeared, or have been converted to silver coinage which was likely to be preferable to traders. It is presumed that this note was issued in the areas along the East China Sea, north of Taiwan and south of Shanghai. Additionally, the lifespan of this 1905 note was probably short, as a 1907 series of silver notes was also created and issued. Extensive repairs and restorations were masterfully executed to preserve this rarity. Almost all details are clearly visible, including both serial numbers and relevant texts. The large format copper exchangeable notes appear from time to time, but not the silver notes. This impressive note represents an important opportunity as the first $10 to be offered publicly. Expect high interest in this piece.

    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.


    光緒三十一年(1905)江南裕甯官銀錢局銀元鈔票拾圓。PCGS Gold Shield Very Good 8 Details。

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    23rd Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 588

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 23, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2021 September 29 - October 4 Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search