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    The "Artillery Roll" of Chinese RMB

    China People's Republic Set of Full Uncut Sheets of the Fourth Series of Renminbi 1980.
    The famous "Artillery Roll" as directly translated from colloquial Chinese. This grand set contains matched prefix and serial number sheets of all denominations of the 4th Series, celebrating China's Minority Groups. The 50 RMB and 100 RMB sheets were not produced for these sets. All starting notes have the serial number EF01601027. The introduction and Certificate of Authenticity with the number 01027 are included.

    This set is the ultimate piece in any modern Chinese collection. Though 10,000 sets were produced, they were first sold around year 1999, when the collecting market for Chinese notes was not as advanced as today's. Thus, it is believed many were returned to the People's Bank of China to be destroyed when the Fifth (Mao Zedong) series was introduced.

    As the years continued, keen collectors noticed that there was a dearth of these notes. A strong market eventually pushed the price of the full set up to 270,000 RMB (around $43,000) in late 2010. Choice About Uncirculated or better, accounting for storage and handling marks.
    From the collection of Leigh Follestad (Total: 7 sheets)

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    Sep-Oct, 2013
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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