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Allen Berk Collection of Rare Chinese
and Asian Banknotes
With Additional consignments and properties of Chinese, Asian and Worldwide Banknotes, Coins and Scripophily.

January 26th, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel,
665 King’s Road, Northpoint,
Hong Kong, China
Ch'ing Dynasty, 1857 “Cash” Issue.1Ch'ing Dynasty, 1857 “Cash” Issue.
(Year 7), 1857, 1000 Cash, P-A2e (S/M#T6-41), Issued, Choice VF with corner repairs and reinforcements and small edge faults.
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Ch'ing Dynasty, 1859 “Cash” Issue.2Ch'ing Dynasty, 1859 “Cash” Issue.
(Year 9), 1859, 2000 Cash, P-A4g (S/M#T6-60), Issued, The usual Spindle holes on top margin, Choice XF to AU with two light horizontal folds keeping t
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold for (5,000.00 + 900.00) x 1 = 5,900.00
Ching Dynasty, Wau Hung Bank Deposit House, Private Banknote from Dao Guang Reign (ca. 1820-50's).3Ching Dynasty, Wau Hung Bank Deposit House, Private Banknote from Dao Guang Reign (ca. 1820-50's).
Issued Private banknote, Blue with black Chinese writing and red overprints and seals, back blank with a few notations in Chinese, Choice Fine to VF c
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (9,500.00 + 1,710.00) x 1 = 11,210.00
General Bank of Communications, 1909 Canton Branch.4General Bank of Communications, 1909 Canton Branch.
Canton China. 1909. $5, P-A15b (S/M#C126), Issued and cancelled with perforated Chinese characters, Black frame, green and m/c with facing dragons wit
Estimates : 12,000.00 - 24,000.00
Sold for (10,000.00 + 1,800.00) x 1 = 11,800.00
Imperial Chinese Railways, 1895 “Peiyang” Branch Issue.5Imperial Chinese Railways, 1895 “Peiyang” Branch Issue.
1895, $1, P-A56a (S/M #P34-1.), Issued banknote, blue on face with train passing through fortress walls, back orange, S/N 08277, handwritten signature
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold for (7,500.00 + 1,350.00) x 1 = 8,850.00
Ta Ching Government Bank, 1906 “Kaifong” Branch Provisional Issue.6Ta Ching Government Bank, 1906 “Kaifong” Branch Provisional Issue.
Kaifong, China. 1906, $10, P-A71r, (S/M#T10-3c), Remainder banknote, brown on light tan underprint, back olive gray with supported arms, PMG graded Ab
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold for (22,000.00 + 3,960.00) x 1 = 25,960.00
Agricultural Bank of Four Provinces, ND (1933) Issue Banknote.7Agricultural Bank of Four Provinces, ND (1933) Issue Banknote.
China, 50 Cents, P-A86r (S/M#S110-3), Remainder banknote, Blue on face with farmer and oxen, back red, No signature or serial number, PMG graded Choic
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (3,400.00 + 612.00) x 1 = 4,012.00
China and South Sea Bank, Limited, 1921 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.8China and South Sea Bank, Limited, 1921 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.
Shanghai, China, 1921, 1 Yuan, P-A129b, (S/M#C295-23a), Issued banknote, “SY” hand stamped on back, Face Dark brown, two female portraits, back brown
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold for (2,800.00 + 504.00) x 1 = 3,304.00
China and South Sea Bank, Limited, 1931 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.9China and South Sea Bank, Limited, 1931 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.
Shanghai, China, 1931, 5 Yuan, P-A132a, (S/M#C295-30a), Issued banknote, Dark blue with sundial monument at left, W&S, S/N ZN 767166, PMG graded Very
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (6,000.00 + 1,080.00) x 1 = 7,080.00
Commercial Bank of China, 1929 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.10Commercial Bank of China, 1929 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.
Shanghai, China, 1929, $1, P-11a (S/M#C292-60a), Issued banknote, Black on green underprint with medallion and lion supports at top center. S/N K44325
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold for (10,000.00 + 1,800.00) x 1 = 11,800.00
Commercial Bank of China, 1932 “Shanghai” Issue.11Commercial Bank of China, 1932 “Shanghai” Issue.
$5, P-14a (S/M#293-70a), Issued banknote, Purple on m/c with Confucius at right, back purple, Choice Fine, various overprints and markings, W&S.
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (700.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 826.00
Bank of China, 1912 “Szechuen” Issue Banknote.12Bank of China, 1912 “Szechuen” Issue Banknote.
Szechuan, China. 1912, $1, P-25q (S/M#C230-30p), Issued banknote Emperor Huang-ti on left, village and railroad on right, the face is dark green on m/
Estimates : 24,000.00 - 47,000.00
Sold for (32,000.00 + 5,760.00) x 1 = 37,760.00
Bank of China, 1912 “Yunnan” Issue Banknote.13Bank of China, 1912 “Yunnan” Issue Banknote.
Yunnan, China. 1912, $5, P-26r (S/M#C294-31r), Issued banknote Emperor Huang-ti on left, gazebo on right, black on m/c, Back brown, S/N E440639, PMG g
Estimates : 16,000.00 - 31,000.00
Sold for (20,000.00 + 3,600.00) x 1 = 23,600.00
Bank of China, 1918 “Fukien” Branch Issue14Bank of China, 1918 “Fukien” Branch Issue
Fukien, China, 1918, $1, P-51f (S/M#294-100c), Issued banknote, Green on m/c face with Temple of Heaven at center, S/N B626788, PMG graded 12 Fine NET
Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,200.00 + 216.00) x 1 = 1,416.00
Bank of China, 1918 “Shanghai / Peking” Branch Issue15Bank of China, 1918 “Shanghai / Peking” Branch Issue
Shanghai, China. 1918, 1 Yuan, P- (S/M#C294-100k ), Issued banknote, Temple of Heaven at center, Peking Branch name crossed out, Shanghai overprinted
Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,200.00 + 216.00) x 1 = 1,416.00
Bank of China, 1918 Unlisted “Foochow / Fukien” Branch Issue.16Bank of China, 1918 Unlisted “Foochow / Fukien” Branch Issue.
$10, P-53f (S/M#C294-102c), Issued banknote, Foochow overprinted over Fukien place name in black, Orange on m/c, back orange-red, Choice fine with ove
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,400.00 + 252.00) x 1 = 1,652.00
Bank of China, 1926 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.17Bank of China, 1926 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.
China, 1926, 5 Yuan, P-66a., Issued banknote, black signatures, PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64, Attractive note, ABNC. Only 5 graded in PMG census
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (7,000.00 + 1,260.00) x 1 = 8,260.00
Bank of China, 1940 Issue Banknote.18Bank of China, 1940 Issue Banknote.
China, 25 Yuan, P-86 (S/M#C294-242), Green on m/c underprint, SYS at left, back green with Temple of Heaven on right, S/N J876661, PMG graded Choice U
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 270.00) x 1 = 1,770.00
Bank of China, 1940 Issue Banknote.19Bank of China, 1940 Issue Banknote.
China, 25 Yuan, P-86 (S/M#C294-242), Green on m/c underprint, SYS at left, back green with Temple of Heaven on right, S/N J876659, PMG graded Choice U
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,700.00 + 306.00) x 1 = 2,006.00
Bank of China, 1940 Issue Banknote.20Bank of China, 1940 Issue Banknote.
China, 25 Yuan, P-86 (S/M#C294-242), Green on m/c underprint, SYS at left, back green with Temple of Heaven on right, S/N J876626, PMG graded Choice U
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 432.00) x 1 = 2,832.00
Bank of China, 1941 Issue Banknote.21Bank of China, 1941 Issue Banknote.
China, 10 Yuan, P-95 (S/M#C294-263), Red on m/c underprint with SYS at center, back red with Celestial Temple, S/N A975853, PMG graded Choice Uncircul
Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 432.00) x 1 = 2,832.00
Bank of China, 1941 Issue Banknote.22Bank of China, 1941 Issue Banknote.
China, 5 Yuan, P-93 (S/M#C294-262), Blue on m/c underprint, Temple at right, back blue with Gateway on right, S/N B639223, PMG graded Choice Uncircula
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (7,000.00 + 1,260.00) x 1 = 8,260.00
Bank of Communications, 1913 Discovery “Shanghai” Issue Rarity.23Bank of Communications, 1913 Discovery “Shanghai” Issue Rarity.
China, 1 Yuan, P-110o (S/M#C126), Issued banknote, orange on light blue and m/c underprint, Electric generator on face, Back orange with Ship in storm
Estimates : 39,000.00 - 78,000.00
Sold for (32,000.00 + 5,760.00) x 1 = 37,760.00
Bank of Communications, 1914 “Chungking” Issue.24Bank of Communications, 1914 “Chungking” Issue.
China, 100 Yuan, P-120a (S/M#C126-124), Issued banknote, purple on m/c with train over bridge, back purple with locomotive, PMG graded Choice About Un
Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 234.00) x 1 = 1,534.00
Bank of Communications, 1919 “Harbin” Issue Banknote.25Bank of Communications, 1919 “Harbin” Issue Banknote.
Harbin, China, 1919, 1 Yuan, P-125a (S/M#C126-131), Issued banknote, S/N 0403516, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, The finest known and highest gra
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 16,000.00
Sold for (9,500.00 + 1,710.00) x 1 = 11,210.00
Bank of Communications, 1935 Issue Printed on China P-534.26Bank of Communications, 1935 Issue Printed on China P-534.
Shanghai, China. 1935, 1 Yuan, P-152 (Printed on P-534) (S/M#C126-240), Issued banknote, S/N A461692, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, Amazing note
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (14,000.00 + 2,520.00) x 1 = 16,520.00
Bank of Communications, 1941 Rarity.27Bank of Communications, 1941 Rarity.
China, 1941, 500 Yuan, P-163, (S/M#C126-263), Issued banknote. Blue on green and tan multicolor underprint, Shipbuilding at center, Steam train and po
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold for (16,000.00 + 2,880.00) x 1 = 18,880.00
Bank of Communications, 1942 Issue Banknote.28Bank of Communications, 1942 Issue Banknote.
China, 1942, 100 Yuan, P-165, (S/M#C126-271), Issued banknote. Brown, Steam train and steam sailing ship, S/N 832422. Ta Tung Printing, PMG graded Cho
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (800.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 944.00
Central Bank of China, 1926. “Fukien” Branch Issue - Finest Known out of 8 Graded by PMG.29Central Bank of China, 1926. “Fukien” Branch Issue - Finest Known out of 8 Graded by PMG.
Fukien, China, 1926, 1 Standard Dollar, P-182b (S/M#C305-22a), Issued banknote, Blue on multicolor underprint, Sun Yat-sen at left, Brown back. S/N B0
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold for (4,500.00 + 810.00) x 1 = 5,310.00
Central Bank of China, 1928 (ND) Coin Note Issue Banknote.30Central Bank of China, 1928 (ND) Coin Note Issue Banknote.
China, 50 Coppers, P-169b (S/M#C300-2), Red overprint 2 Chiao 5 Fen (25 cents), PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, Printer: CHBA. 6 graded by PMG wit
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (1,600.00 + 288.00) x 1 = 1,888.00
Central Bank of China, ND (1931) Issue Banknote.31Central Bank of China, ND (1931) Issue Banknote.
China, 25 Cents, P-204 (S/M#C300-23), Issued banknote, Lilac on face, back blue, S/N Q157707, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Qu
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,700.00 + 306.00) x 1 = 2,006.00
Central Bank of China, 1944 Issue.32Central Bank of China, 1944 Issue.
China, 100 Yuan, P-258 (S/M#300-204), Issued banknote, Gray and light blue and orange, PMG graded About Uncirculated 53 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality
Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 234.00) x 1 = 1,534.00
Central Bank of China, 1945-48 “Northeastern Provinces” Branch Issue.33Central Bank of China, 1945-48 “Northeastern Provinces” Branch Issue.
China, 1945, 1 Yuan, P-375 (S/M#303-1), Issued banknote, Brown on pink underprint, PMG graded About Uncirculated 53 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality), o
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,100.00 + 198.00) x 1 = 1,298.00
Central Bank of China, 1947 Issue.34Central Bank of China, 1947 Issue.
China, 10,000 Yuan, P-322 (S/M#300-311), Issued banknote, Lilac-brown on m/c with SYS at left, back brown, PMG graded Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (700.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 826.00
Central Bank of China, 1948 Issue High Grade Rarity.35Central Bank of China, 1948 Issue High Grade Rarity.
China, 1948, PP-404 (S/M#C302-42), Issued banknote, Black on m/c, CKS at center, back gray-black, S/N 1C 012654, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, V
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 16,000.00
Sold for (11,000.00 + 1,980.00) x 1 = 12,980.00
Central Bank of China, 1949 Issue.36Central Bank of China, 1949 Issue.
China, 500,000 Yuan, P-423 (S/M#302-73), Block 1-Z, Issued banknote, Greenish-black on m/c with CKS at right, PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ (E
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (700.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 826.00
Farmers Bank of China, 1935 Second Issue.37Farmers Bank of China, 1935 Second Issue.
China, 10 Cents= 1 Chiao, P-455 (S/M#C290-21), Issued banknote, red, S/N HM106798, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality), hig
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,800.00 + 324.00) x 1 = 2,124.00
Farmers Bank of China, 1935 Second Issue.38Farmers Bank of China, 1935 Second Issue.
China, 20 Cents= 2 Chiao, P-456 (S/M#C290-22), Issued banknote, black on red underprint, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,600.00 + 468.00) x 1 = 3,068.00
Farmers Bank of China, 1940 Regular Issue.39Farmers Bank of China, 1940 Regular Issue.
China, 20 Yuan, P-465 (S/M#C290-70), Issued banknote, black on red underprint, PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality), Attract
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (3,200.00 + 576.00) x 1 = 3,776.00
Farmers Bank of China, 1941 Serial Number Error.40Farmers Bank of China, 1941 Serial Number Error.
China, 1 Yuan, P-474, Issued banknote, the left Serial Number is OX 459502 and the right S/N is JX 459502, AU to Uncirculated, It appears the plate wa
Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,200.00 + 216.00) x 1 = 1,416.00
Industrial Development Bank of China, 1921. “Peking” Branch Issue.41Industrial Development Bank of China, 1921. “Peking” Branch Issue.
Peking, China, 1928, 10 Yuan, P-495a, (S/M#C245-5b), Issued banknote, Dark green on multicolor underprint, Black back, S/N CD026312C, ABNC, PMG graded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold for (6,000.00 + 1,080.00) x 1 = 7,080.00
Industrial Development Bank of China, 1921. “Peking” Branch Issue.42Industrial Development Bank of China, 1921. “Peking” Branch Issue.
Peking, China, 1928. 10 Yuan, P-495a, (S/M#C245-5b), Issued banknote, Dark green on multicolor underprint, Black back, Red “P” at top left on back, S/
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (4,000.00 + 720.00) x 1 = 4,720.00
Industrial Development Bank of China, 1928 “Tientsin” Branch Issue.43Industrial Development Bank of China, 1928 “Tientsin” Branch Issue.
Tientsin, China. 1928. 20 Cents, P-500b, (S/M#C245-21c), Issued banknote, Purple, Temple of Heaven at center on back, S/N T234173, BEPP, PMG Graded Ch
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold for (2,800.00 + 504.00) x 1 = 3,304.00
Land Bank of China, 1931 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.44Land Bank of China, 1931 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.
Shanghai, China. 1931, 1 Yuan, P-504, (S/M#C285-10), Issued banknote, Red on green underprint, Shoreline temple at center, S/N A045845A, PMG graded Ve
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (800.00 + 144.00) x 1 = 944.00
National Bank of China, 1921.45National Bank of China, 1921.
Canton, China. 1921, $10, P-516, (S/M#C261-12), Issued banknote, Red and black, blue back, Sun Yat-sen at center, S/N 102549, A very scarce issue in a
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 432.00) x 1 = 2,832.00
National Commercial Bank, Ltd., 1923 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.46National Commercial Bank, Ltd., 1923 “Shanghai” Branch Issue.
Shanghai, China. 1923, $1, P-517a, (S/M#C22-1a), Issued banknote, Green on m/c, Mandarin male figure at right, Rooster on back, S/N B479976, PMG grade
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (20,000.00 + 3,600.00) x 1 = 23,600.00
National Industrial Bank of China, 1931 Issue.47National Industrial Bank of China, 1931 Issue.
China, 1931, 5 Yuan. P-532r, (S/M#C291-11)., Remainder, Red on m/c, Running horse on face, bank building on back, S/N M064829E, ABNC. Choice Fine to V
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,400.00 + 252.00) x 1 = 1,652.00
National Industrial Bank of China, 1931.48National Industrial Bank of China, 1931.
China, 1931, 10 Yuan, P-533r, P-533 Unlisted without Place Name (S/M#C291-12-), Remainder, Green on m/c, Running horse on face, bank building on back,
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (3,000.00 + 540.00) x 1 = 3,540.00
Ningpo Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd. 1920.49Ningpo Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd. 1920.
China, $5, P-541, (S/M#C107-12), Issued banknote, Red on m/c, Bank building at center, S/N TE42867H, With various printed and inked validations. Choic
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (700.00 + 126.00) x 1 = 826.00
Tah Chung Bank, 1938. “Peking” Branch Issue.50Tah Chung Bank, 1938. “Peking” Branch Issue.
Peking, China. 5 Yuan. P-565 (S/M#T12-41), Issued banknote, Black and Orange, Landscape at left, Great Wall view at right, S/N P0192908P, PMG graded G
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (6,500.00 + 1,170.00) x 1 = 7,670.00