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    China Ming Dynasty 1 Kuan ND (1368-1399) Pick AA10, Smith & Matravers T36-20
    A large deep gray mulberry note printed during the Hung Wu era (1368-1399) of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and measuring approximately 220 mm wide by 338 mm tall for the entire note (or 209 x 320 as listed in Smith & Matravers who measure these notes using the inside measurements of the printing block only). This very attractive example is graded PCGS Very Fine 30. Printed primarily in black ink with smaller areas of red observed. The central design on the face includes ten strings of cash coins. The back includes one red and one black square seal overprint. A PMG Very Good 8 example realized $3,450 in our August 2010 ANA Boston Signature Currency Auction. This much higher grade example with attractive inks, gorgeous color, and beautiful paper surfaces should bring a considerably larger winning bid.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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