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Estimate: 10'000 USD   |   Starting price: 5'000 USD Bid on this lot at the auctioneer's website
China Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation 5 Dollars 1.6.1907 Pick S381. ...
F-1
PMG
Choice Extremely Fine 45 EPQ
China Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation 5 Dollars 1.6.1907 Pick S381. A distinctive design was used for this grandly sized note for the treaty port of Tientsin, with scenes of farming, trade and a gate on the face. Tientsin was one of the first treaty ports opened in China to foreign traders, and because of its proximity to Beijing, was a major area of operation to British and French traders, later joined by Germans in the Empire era. As the currency in circulation was different between the cities, a separate design had to be issued, especially by large banks such as the HSBC. Invariably however, the local coin in circulation for trade was the Mexican dollar. This example features brilliant inks and excellent Bradbury Wilkinson embossing. Not unexpectedly, this is the sole finest graded of this always popular example. Manuscript signatures remain dark. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45 EPQ. From the Feeling Good CollectionHID07501242017

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