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Banknotes of China

This page has banknotes and paper money for sale from China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Taiwan and Tibet.
China (172) :
- The Provincial Bank of Chihli (3)
- The Provincial Bank of China (1)
- Fengtien Public Exchange Bank (1)
- Market Stabilisation Currency Bureau (1)
- Fu-Tien Bank (0)
- Bank of China (12)
- Bank of Communications (6)
- The Central Bank of China (68)
- The Farmer's Bank of China (1)
- The Central Reserve Bank of China (11)
- Bank of Hopei (4)
- The Hainan Bank (4)
- Bank of Chinan (4)
- Tung Pei Bank of China (1)
- The People's Bank of China (0)
- Kwangtung Provincial Bank (1)
- Kwangtung Provincial Bank 1949 (10)
- China third series (16)
- China fourth series (15)
- China current series (8)
- China Foreign Exchange certificates (3)
- Bank documents (1)
- Hell Bank (1)
Hong Kong (32) :
- The Chartered Bank (4)
- The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (12)
- Standard Chartered Bank (4)
- Government of Hong Kong (12)
Macau (4), Mongolia (18)
Taiwan (20)

More banknotes are being added regularly.

Reference numbers
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China

The Provincial Bank of Chihli

china 1 dollar Pick S1263b one dollar, 1st December 1920 (Pick S1263b), grey, green and red, temple at centre, reverse green with red serials, quite rare, light reverse purple bank stamp, well-used but highly collectable, almost fine $87.50

china 10 copper PS1272c both 10 copper coins, 1924 (Pick S1272c), blue on orange underprint with red serials and stamps, as above but with overprint of symbols lower left and right, discoloured paper as usual, fine $79.50

China 20 copper Pick S1276 20 copper coins, 1925 (Pick S1276a), purple on green underprint with red serials and stamps, building among trees at left, reverse black and green, discoloured paper but very little wear or handling marks, rare as such, good very fine $97.50

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The Provincial Bank of China

china 20 cents Pick S1286 20 cents, 1926 (Pick S1286), green with red and purple, great wall at right, reverse purple and green, crisp flat uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

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Fengtien Public Exchange Bank

China 10 copper Pick S1377 10 copper coins, 1924 (Pick S1377), grey on pink with red serials, reverse dark blue, good very fine OUT OF STOCK

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Market Stabilisation Currency Bureau

China 50 coppers 1915 Pick 602 50 copper coins, 1915 (Pick 602r), red, green and black with red serials and black overprint, two ovals with traditional buildings, no place name, reverse blue with pagoda at centre, crisp flat uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

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Fu-Tien Bank

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Bank of China

China 5 yuan 1935 Pick 77b five yuan, 1935 (Pick 77b), black on multicolour with horse and plough, Sun Yat Sen at left, bridge to bottle pagoda at right, reverse green on pale orange with bank building at centre, about fine $8.50

China 5 yuan 1937 Pick 80 5 yuan, 1937 (Pick 80), purple on light green, Sun Yat Sen at left, purple reverse with skyscraper at centre, light discoloration, two small blue ink blotches, almost fine $2.90

China 10 yuan 1937 Pick 81 10 yuan, 1937 (Pick 81), green on pink, Sun Yat Sen at left, green reverse with skyscraper at right, extremely fine $6.90

10 yuan, 1937 (Pick 81), as above, better condition but with light reverse staining, extremely fine $6.50

10 yuan, 1937 (Pick 81), as above, used but quite collectable, fine $2.90

China 5 yuan 1940 Pick 84 5 yuan, 1940 (Pick 84), blue on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, dark blue reverse with temple of heaven at right, light soiling, strong centre fold, but still attractive, about fine $2.90

China 10 yuan 1940 Pick 85 10 yuan, 1940 (Pick 85a), serials on face only, red on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, red reverse with temple of heaven at right, hard to find this nice, very fine $6.50

10 yuan, 1940 (Pick 85b), serials both sides, as above, hard to find this nice, uncirculated $9.50

10 yuan, 1940 (Pick 85b), serials on face and back, as above, very good $1.90

China 50 yuan 1940 Pick 87 50 yuan, 1940 (Pick 87a), serials on face only, brown on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, red reverse with temple of heaven at right, very hard to find this good, looks EF on obverse but reverse has a definite centre fold visible, good very fine $32.50

50 yuan, 1940 (Pick 87a), serials on face only, as above, with more wear and some discoloration, but highly collectable, fine $13.50

china 100 yuan 1940 (Pick 88) 100 yuan, 1940 (Pick 88) Purple on multicolor underprint, portrait of Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse with Temple of Heaven at right. Serials in red on front only, overprint CHUNGKING between numerals and ONE HUNDRED YUAN on reverse at lower centre. Printer ABNC. Clean and crisp with just the lightest discoloration, rare as such, virtually uncirculated $38.50

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Bank of Communications

China 5 yuan 1914 Pick 117 5 yuan, 1914 (Pick 117s), Tientsin overprint, mostly red, train at centre, red reverse with bank building, used but quite collectable, about fine $27.50

China 5 yuan 1914 Pick 117 brown 5 yuan, 1914 (Pick 117t), Tientsin overprint, mostly brown, train at centre, brown reverse with bank building, well used but quite collectable, very good $15.80

China 10 yuan 1914 Pick 118 10 yuan, 1914 (Pick 118-q), red with multicolour, Maritime Customs building at centre, reverse has ship and train at loading dock at centre, microscopic spots of foxing, otherwise virtually CFU, uncirculated $29.70

10 yuan, 1914 (Pick 118-q), as above, slight discoloration top and bottom left, otherwise virtually CFU, uncirculated $19.50 Consecutive numbers available

China 100 yuan 1914 Pick 120 100 yuan, 1914 (Pick 120a), purple and multicolour, obverse train crossing bridge, reverse steam train at centre, overprint CHUNGKING, used but highly collectable, rare this good, almost very fine $92.50

China 5 yuan 1935 (Pick 154) 5 yuan, 1935 (Pick 154) Dark green on pastel pink underprint, junks at center. Reverse with pagoda on hill, shoreline at centre. Red serials both sides, printer TDLR. good extremely fine $16.50

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The Central Bank of China

China 10 yuan 1923 Pick 176e 10 yuan, 1923 (Pick 176e), brown on multicolour, Sun Yat Sen at centre, grey green reverse, no overprint, light discoloration only, good very fine $29.50

10 yuan, 1923 (Pick 176e), brown on multicolour, as above, slightly more usage, very fine $15.50

China 1 yuan 1928 (Pick 195c) 1 yuan, 1928 (Pick 195c) mostly green on multicolour, brown reverse with Sun Yat Sen at left, signature combination 5, some light discoloration, but crisp and attractive, almost very fine $6.90

china 10 yuan 1928 Pick 197 EF 10 yuan, 1928 (Pick 197h), signature combination 7 in green, mostly blue on multicolour with circular red bank stamp, green reverse with Sun Yat Sen at left, excellent condition, virtually uncirculated with just two very light vertical folds, good extremely fine $7.50

china 10 yuan 1928 Pick 197 10 yuan, 1928 (Pick 197c), as above, signature combination 4, pretty good condition with one small edge nick, some reverse bank stamps and Chinese character ink marks and usual discoloration, an interesting item, very good $3.50

China 50 dollars, 1928 (Pick 198) 50 dollars, 1928 (Pick 198) orange-red and multicolor with Chinese characters, reverse blue-grey with portrait of Sun Yat Sen at centre and SHANGHAI at lower centre, signature 6, serials both sides, crisp and well-preserved, good fine $29.50

China 10 cents 1931 Pick 202 10 cents, 1931 (Pick 202) green, temple behind trees at left, reverse brown, blue and green, crisp flat uncirculated, crisp flat uncirculated $7.50

China 1 yuan 1936 Pick 212 1 yuan, 1936 (Pick 212a) black and red on multicolour, Sun Yat Sen at left, red-brown reverse with temple behind trees, signature combination 5, usual discoloration and foxing, else crisp flat uncirculated, virtually uncirculated $14.50

1 yuan, 1936 (Pick 212a) as above, signature combination 5, used but quite collectable, about fine $2.50

1 yuan, 1936 (Pick 212c) as above, signature combination 9, very little used but slightly discoloured, good very fine $5.90

China 5 yuan 1936 Pick 213 unc 5 yuan, 1936 (Pick 213a), dark green and black on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, olive green reverse with trees and temple gate, light teller flick, else uncirculated, virtually uncirculated $13.90

China 10 yuan 1936 Pick 214 10 yuan, 1936 (Pick 214c), mostly dark blue, but with other pastel colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, grey green reverse, signature combination 9, still crisp and fresh, extremely fine $8.50

10 yuan, 1936 (Pick 214c), as above, almost very fine $3.60

China 1 yuan 1936 Pick 216 1 yuan, 1936 W&S issue (Pick 216d), orange on multicolour, Sun Yat Sen at left, brown reverse with Palce of China at centre right, signature combination 9, uncirculated $14.50 Consecutive numbers available

1 yuan, 1936 W&S issue (Pick 216a), orange on multicolour, as above, signature combination 5, light stain of blue ink to one side, else, almost extremely fine $5.50

1 yuan, 1936 W&S issue (Pick 216a), orange on multicolour, as above, signature combination 5, very fine $2.90

China 5 yuan 1936 Pick 217 unc 5 yuan, 1936 (Pick 217a), signature 5, green on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, olive green reverse with reverse with palace of China in Peking at right, virtually perfect, crisp flat uncirculated $11.50

China 5 yuan 1936 P217 better 5 yuan, 1936 (Pick 217a), signature 5, green on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, olive green reverse with reverse with palace of China in Peking at right, unusually good condition, good very fine $6.50

5 yuan, 1936 (Pick 217a), as above, signature 5, slightly more wear, fine $2.90

China 5 yuan Pick 217a stamps 5 yuan, 1936 (Pick 217a), as above, well used with purple bank stamps, very good $1.90

China 10 yuan Pick 218a better 10 yuan, 1936 (Pick 218a), dark blue and black on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, grey green reverse with palace of China in Peking at right, signature combination 5, light discoloration but no other signs of wear, almost uncirculated $5.90

China 10 yuan Pick 218e 10 yuan, 1936 (Pick 218d), dark blue and black on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, grey green reverse with palace of China in Peking at right, signature combination 8, small piece missing from top edge, else, good very fine $2.50

10 yuan, 1936 (Pick 218e), same design as above, signature combination 9, relatively scarce, very light hint of discoloration but no other blemish, uncirculated $9.50

China 100 yuan 1936 Pick 220 100 yuan, 1936 (Pick 220a), dark green and brown on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, purple and pale green reverse with palace of China in Peking at centre right, signature combination 11, light reverse discoloration, else excellent, good very fine $38.90

100 yuan, 1936 (Pick 220a), dark green and brown on multicolour underprint, as above, fine $18.50

china 5 cents 1939 Pick 225 5 cents, 1939 (Pick 225), green both sides, pagoda at left, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

China 10 cent 1940 Pick 226 10 cents, 1940 (Pick 226), green both sides, Sun Yat Sen at right, uncirculated $5.50

China 20 cents 1940 Pick 227 20 cents, 1940 (Pick 227), blue both sides, Sun Yat Sen at right, uncirculated $4.90

China 10 yuan 1940 Pick 228 10 yuan, 1940 (Pick 228), blue colours, Sun Yat Sen at right, grey green reverse, used but quite collectable, fine $3.90

China 10 yuan 1941 Pick 237e 10 yuan, 1941 (Pick 237e), dark blue on multicolour underprint, Sun Yat Sen at left, dark blue reverse with signature combination 9, most attractive, good fine $3.90

China 10 yuan 1941 Pick 239 stamp 10 yuan, 1941 (Pick 239), as above, but with red bank stamp on Sun's head, some discoloration and light reverse grafitti, fine $4.90

China 100 yuan 1941 Pick 243 100 yuan, 1941 (Pick 243), serials NC 351440, greenish grey on multicolour underprint with red serials and stamps, fine $3.50

100 yuan, 1941 (Pick 243), as above. light stains and some discoloration but quite collectable, very good $2.50

china 500 yuan, 1945 (Pick 283) 500 yuan, 1945 (Pick 283) black with light blue national sunbursts in underprint at left and right, portrait of Sun Yat Sen at center. reverse light olive-green, printer: Chinese 8 characters, very fine $9.50

China 1000 yuan 1945 Pick 289 1000 yuan, 1945, (Pick 289), brown colours, series 79-F, Sun Yat sen centred, used but quite collectable, fine $5.20

China 10000 yuan 1947 (Pick 314) 10 000 yuan, 1947 (Pick 314) brown on pastel blue and tan, Sun Yat Sen at left, mountains and river at right, reverse blue-grey, extremely fine $17.50

China 10000 yuan 1947 Pick 317 10 000 yuan, 1947 (Pick 317), red on pale blue and green underprint, Sun Yat Sen at centre, reverse dark red, two small tears at bottom edge barely visible, very fine $7.50

china 10 000 yuan 1947 Pick 318 10 000 yuan, 1947 (Pick 318), grey-blue with red-brown, well used but clean with no discoloration, very good $4.00

china 10 000 yuan 1947 Pick 320 10 000 yuan, 1947 (Pick 320a), blue-violet with red, well used but clean with no discoloration, just one small tear at top centre, very good $3.50

10 000 yuan, 1947 (Pick 320a), blue-violet with red, as above, small bottom edge piece missing, good $2.50

China 5 custom gold units 1930 Pick 326 5 custom gold units, 1930 (Pick 326) dark grey on multicolour with Sun Yat Sen at top centre, reverse with bank building, well-used with small gap in left edge at the centre fold, but otherwise quite intact, almost fine $2.90

China 10 custom gold P327 unc h240 10 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 327d), olive green-grey with multicolour guilloche, Sun Yat Sen top centre, reverse with bank building, just one small light corner crinkle. uncirculated $11.50

China 10 custom gold P327 h240 10 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 327d), as above, light wear only, some discoloration and centre fold. good fine $5.50

10 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 327d),as above, light wear only but some soiling. about fine $2.50

10 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 327d), as above, well-used with some soiling and two horizontal folds. good $1.50

China 20 custom gold 1930 Pick 328 ef 20 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 328), green with red stamps, Sun Yat Sen top centre, reverse with bank building, beautifully preserved, extremely fine $9.50

20 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 328), as above, light wear only, good very fine $5.50

20 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 328), green with red stamps, as above, some crinkling from limited use, but quite collectable, good fine $3.50

20 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 328), as above, light discoloration and one heavy centre fold, fine $1.50

China 50 custom gold 1930 Pick 329 50 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 329), purple with multicolour, Sun Yat Sen, reverse with bank building, extremely fine OUT OF STOCK

China 1000 custom gold 1930 Pick 338 1000 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 338), olive colour with red serials and stamps, Sun Yat Sen, reverse with bank building, heavy centre fold, but quite collectable, very fine $6.50

1000 customs gold units, 1947 (Pick 338), olive colour with red serials and stamps, as above, tiny piece missing from right edge, else: fine $3.50

china 1000 custom gold 1930 Pick 339b 1000 customs gold units, 1930 (Pick 339b), grey with brown and lilac, Sun Yat Sen, reverse with bank building, heavy centre fold, but quite collectable, fine $6.50

China 50 000 cgu 1948 (Pick 372) 50 000 custom gold units, 1948 (Pick 372), black on light blue-green underprint, Sun Yat Sen at top, red seals and serials, reverse black with bank building. Well-used but no major flaws, good fine $19.50

China 100 yuan 1945 Pick 379 100 yuan, 1945 (Pick 379), green on cream with red stamps and serials, reverse olive green, centre fold, good very fine $4.90

China 500 yuan 1947 Pick 381 500 yuan, 1947 (Pick 381), brown colours, city gate at left, reverse brown with great wall of China, minimal handling, two corners slightly rounded, good extremely fine $8.50

500 yuan, 1947 (Pick 381), as above, circulated but collectable, about fine $2.90

China 5000 yuan 1948 Pick 385 5000 yuan, 1948 (Pick 385), dark blue on red and green, city gate at left, reverse great wall of China, circulated but highlycollectable, about fine $3.50

China 10 000 yuan 1948 Pick 386 10 000 yuan, 1948, (Pick 386) temple at left, reverse with great wall of China, minimal handling, light discoloration, almost extremely fine $8.50

10 000 yuan, 1948, (Pick 386) as above, minimal handling, light discoloration, good fine $3.50

China 1 yuan 1945 Pick 387 1 yuan, 1945 (Pick 387), obverse blue and red with Sun Yat Sen at centre, blue reverse, slightly soiled from usage, very good $1.50

China 10 yuan 1948 Pick 399 10 yuan, 1948 (Pick 399), dark green on multicolour with red stamps, Chiang Kai Shek at right, grey green reverse, used but quite collectable, about fine $3.50

10 yuan, 1948 (Pick 399), as above, well used but intact and quite collectable, very good $1.50

China 20 yuan 1948 Pick 401 20 yuan, 1948 (Pick 401), red on multicolour with red stamps, Chiang Kai Shek at right, red reverse with bank building at left, used with heavy centre fold but still collectable, almost fine $2.50

20 yuan, 1948 (Pick 401), red on multicolour with red stamps, as above, well used but intact and still collectable, very good $1.50

China one dollar 1949 Pick 441 one dollar, 1949 (Pick 441), black and blue, Sun Yat Sen at right, reverse with silver "junk" one yuan coin at centre, CANTON at lower left and right, from a scarce run of consecutive serials, just the very lightest discoloration, but does not detract, uncirculated $47.50 Consecutive numbers available

China 5 silver dollars 1949 Pick 443 5 silver dollars, 1949 (Pick 443), dark brown on multicolour with red stamps, Sun Yat Sen at right, brown reverse with one yuan coin at centre, used but highly collectable, very fine $6.50

5 silver dollars, 1949 (Pick 443), dark brown on multicolour, as above. slightly more wear, fine $4.50

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The Farmer's Bank of China

China 10 yuan 1935 Pick 459 10 yuan, 1935 (Pick 459), purple and multicolour, agricultural scenes at left, right and on reverse, light discoloration and some edge foxing, crisp and flat, extremely fine $19.50

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The Central Reserve Bank of China

china 5 yuan 1940 (Pick J10) 5 yuan, 1940 (Pick J10) bright red on pink and blue underprint, portrait of Sun Yat Sen at centre, reverse with mausoleum at centre. Serials in black on front, well-preserved full-bodied note, good very fine $5.70

china 10 yuan 1940 (Pick J12) 10 yuan, 1940 (Pick J12) blue on multicolor underprint, portrait of Sun Yat Sen at centre, reverse with mausoleum at centre. Serials in red on front, well-preserved full-bodied note, good very fine $7.50

china 10 cents 1943 (Pick J16) 10 cents, 1943 (Pick J16)green on off white paper, red seals and plate number, reverse green with value at centre and green signatures, rare this good, uncirculated $15.50

China 500 yuan Pick J25 500 yuan, 1943 (Pick J25) impressive large format note, brown, orange and multicolour with Sun Yat Sen at centre and red serials, reverse purple-brown on light blue-green with mausoleum of Sun Yat Sen at centre, some signs of circulation, but excellent condition, extremely fine $68.50

china 500 yuan Pick J28 500 yuan, 1943 (Pick J28) three block letters, brown and lilac and multicolour with Sun Yat Sen at centre and three red letters, reverse brown and mauve with mausoleum of Sun Yat Sen at centre, some light discoloration from normal circulation, fine $12.50

china 1000 yuan Pick J31a 1000 yuan, 1944 (Pick J31a) large format note, blue, green and multicolour with Sun Yat Sen at centre and three red letters AAB, reverse dark blue on light pink with mausoleum of Sun Yat Sen at centre, some signs of circulation, but excellent condition, almost very fine $29.50

china 100 yuan Pick J112 100 yuan, 1938 (Pick J112a) purple on green with camel at right and black number in brackets (16), reverse purple, just two very light teller flicks, else crisp and flat as issued, ($87.50) uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

China 100 yuan 1938 Pick J112 oprint 100 yuan, 1938 (Pick J112) purple on green with camel at right and black number in brackets (9), reverse purple, as above but with red overprint, rare as such, well-used with scruffy edges but quite intact, very good $22.50

China 1 yuan Pick J130 1 yuan, 1944 (Pick J130b) black on green and yellow underprint with Emperor Ch'ien Lung at right, serials and plate numbers 46 in red, reverse dark blue, as issued, rare as such, crisp flat uncirculated $27.50

china 10 yuan Pick J137 10 yuan, 1944 (Pick J137e) blue on green and multicolour with Emperor Ch'ien Lung at right and three red numbers 128, reverse blue with bank building at centre, as issued, rare as such, crisp flat uncirculated $59.50

China 50 fen 1941 Pick J141 50 fen, 1941 (Pick J141), green on pink and orange underprint with red stamp and number 96, reverse blue, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

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Bank of Hopei

China Hopei 10 yuan Pick S1711 10 cents (Pick S1711d), brown and red on cream paper, building reflected in lake at centre, brown reverse with BANK OF HOPEI and one signature, used with light folds and some discoloration, still highly collectable, very hard to find, very good $29.50

10 cents (Pick S1711d), as above, well used with heavy folds and ragged edges, but intact and still quite collectable, very good $29.50

China Hopei 50 cents Pick S1728 50 cents (Pick S1728), mostly green, lake scene at left and right, olive green reverse with two signatures, well used with heavy folds and ragged edges, but intact and still quite collectable, very hard to find, very good $33.90

China Hopei 1 yuan Pick S1729 1 yuan (Pick S1729), orange and black, lake scene at left and right, orange reverse with TIENTSIN and two signatures, well used with heavy folds and ragged edges, but intact and still quite collectable, very hard to find, very good $19.50

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The Hainan Bank

China Hainan Bank 2 cents Pick S1452 2 cents, 1949 (Pick S1452), red-brown, Sun Yat Sen at left, serials AA, blank reverse, uncirculated $2.70

China Hainan Bank 5 cents Pick S1453 5 cents, 1949 (Pick S1453), bright red, Sun Yat Sen at left, serials AA, blank reverse, uncirculated $1.60

China 20 cents Hainan Pick S1355 180 20 cents, 1949 (Pick S1455), dark green, Sun Yat Sen at left, dark green reverse with palm trees and lake, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

China 1949 Hainan 50 cents 50 cents, 1949, red and pale blue, Sun Yat Sen at centre, dark blue reverse with junk on a lake, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

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Bank of Chinan

China Chinan 100 yuan 1944 specimen 100 yuan, 1944 (Pick S2??), SPECIMEN, dark blue on orange-pink with red serials and seals on thick cream paper, serial JA000000 with Chinese characters for specimen overprinted at left and right. Light discoloration, else extremely fine $400.00

China Chinan 100 yuan 1944 spec detail Detail of serial number at top right of above note extremely fine $400.00

China Chinan 100 yuan 1944 215 100 yuan, 1944 (Pick S2??), as above, dark blue on orange-pink with red serials and seals on thick cream paper, light paper bends at top right, rare this good almost uncirculated $95.00

China 500 yuan 1945 Pick S3091 500 yuan, 1945 (Pick S3091), green with red serials and seals on thick cream paper, significant brown staining, perhaps from slight spillage of Chinese tea, else virtually uncirculated $65.00

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Tung Pei Bank of China

China 1000 yuan Tung Pei Bank 1948 Pick S3758 1000 yuan, 1948 (Pick S3758), brown on pale green with red block number, symbols and seals on thick cream paper, black serial, significant handling with very light edge tears and soft corners, but no major disfiguremants so still quite collectable, very good $48.50

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The People's Bank of China

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Kwangtung Provincial Bank

China 1 dollar Kwangtung 1931 (Pick S2425) 1 dollar, 1931 (Pick S2425) Kwangtung Provincial Bank, brown and black on multicolour, SunYat Sen at centre, overprinted with black Chinese symbols and LOCAL CURRENCY at lower centre, reverse brown with traditional building, small tear barely visible and light discoloration, else crisp, fresh and clean, extremely fine $37.50

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Kwangtung Provincial Bank 1949

China 1 cent 1949 Pick S2452 1 cent, 1949 (Pick S2452), red colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, blank reverse, perfect, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

China 5 cent 1949 Pick S2453 5 cent, 1949 (Pick S2453), maroon colours on multicolour, Sun Yat Sen at left, blank reverse, uncirculated $13.90

China 10 cent 1949 Pick S2454 10 cent, 1949 (Pick S2454), brown colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, brown reverse, uncirculated $14.60

China 50 cent 1949 Pick S2455 50 cent, 1949 (Pick S2455), brown and green colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, green reverse, perfect, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $16.70

50 cent, 1949 (Pick S2455), brown and green colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, green reverse, just the faintest yellowing of the paper visible on the reverse, uncirculated $9.50

China 1 yuan Pick S2456 1 yuan, 1949 (Pick S2456), blue colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, blue reverse, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

China 5 yuan Pick 2457 5 yuan, 1949 (Pick S2457), maroon colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, maroon reverse, uncirculated $26.50

China 10 yuan 1949 Pick 2458 10 yuan, 1949 (Pick S2458), maroon colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, maroon reverse, uncirculated $32.50

China 100 yuan 1949 Pick 2459 100 yuan, 1949 (Pick S2459), red colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, red reverse, uncirculated $38.50

1 cent, 1949 (Pick S2452), red colours, Sun Yat Sen at left, blank reverse, just the faintest yellowing beginning to appear on the reverse, uncirculated $4.50

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China third series

China 1 fen 1953 Pick 860 1 fen, 1953, (Pick 860b), 3 Roman numerals, brown on yellow ochre, featuring truck carrying produce, crisp flat uncirculated $1.30

China 2 fen 1953 Pick 861 2 fen, 1953, (Pick 861b), 3 Roman numerals, Blue on light blue, featuring DC3 aircraft, crisp flat uncirculated $1.40

2 fen, 1953, (Pick 861b), 3 Roman numerals, as above, good extremely fine $1.00

China 5 fen 1953 Pick 862

China 1 yuan 1960 Pick 874 1 yuan, 1960, (Pick 874c), two roman numerals, Brown and red on multicolour, featuring woman driving tractor, reverse multicolour with sheep paddock at centre and red arms at right, uncirculated $49.00

China 2 yuan 1960 Pick 875 2 yuan, 1960, (Pick 875a), three roman numerals, green and black, featuring worker with lathe, reverse multicolour with oil field and red arms at right, almost uncirculated $295.00

2 yuan, 1960, (Pick 875a), as above, three roman numerals, very fine $195.00

China 5 yuan 1960 Pick 876 5 yuan, 1960, (Pick 876a), three roman numerals, brown and red, featuring worker with poker, reverse multicolour with open cut mine and red arms at right, fine $12.50

5 yuan, 1960, (Pick 876b), two roman numerals, as above, uncirculated $55.00

China 1 jiao 1962 Pick 877 180 1 jiao, 1962, (Pick 877c), three roman numerals, blue serials, Brown on multicolour, featuring workers, reverse brown with red arms at right, crisp flat uncirculated $2.20

1 jiao, 1962, (Pick 877d), as above, two roman numerals, blue serials, crisp flat uncirculated $2.80

1 jiao, 1962, (Pick 877f), as above, two roman numerals, red serials, good extremely fine $1.20

China 2 jiao 1962 Pick 878 2 jiao, 1962, (Pick 878b), three roman numerals, green on multicolour, featuring bridge over Yangtze River, reverse greenand purple with red arms at right, centre fold, good very fine $1.00

China 10 yuan 1965 Pick 879 10 yuan, 1965, (Pick 879a), three roman numerals, black on multicolour, featuring smiling workers, reverse red on multicolour with palace and red arms at right, extremely fine OUT OF STOCK

China 5 jiao 1972 Pick 880 5 jiao, 1972, (Pick 880c), Purple on multicolour, featuring women working in textile factory, reverse purple and blue with red arms at right, crisp flat uncirculated $1.50

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China fourth series

China 1 jiao 1980 Pick 881 1 jiao, 1980, (Pick 881), Brown on multicolour, featuring Gaoshan and Manzu people, reverse yellow and brown with brown arms at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $0.50 Consecutive numbers available

China 2 jiao 1980 Pick 882 2 jiao, 1980, (Pick 882), Green colours, featuring Bouyei and Chaoxian people, reverse green and cream with dark green arms at centre, uncirculated $1.00

China 5 jiao 1980 Pick 883 5 jiao, 1980 (Pick 883), Purple and multicolour, Miaozu and Zhuangzu children at left, brown and violet reverse (shown in photo), uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

China 1 yuan 1980 Pick 884a 1 yuan, 1980, (Pick 884a), Brown-red on multicolour, featuring Yao and Dong women, reverse red multicolour with great wall of China, uncirculated $2.30

1 yuan, 1990, (Pick 884b), similar to above, black serial number, uncirculated $1.40

1 yuan, 1996, (Pick 884c), as above but with stars watermark, uncirculated $1.00

China 2 yuan 1980 Pick 885 2 yuan, 1980, (Pick 885), Green on multicolour, featuring Uygur and Yi women, reverse green multicolour with pillar of South Heaven in the South China Sea, rare, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

2 yuan, 1990, (Pick 885), as above, uncirculated $3.90

China 5 yuan 1980 Pick 886 5 yuan, 1980, (Pick 886), Brown on multicolour, featuring Tibetan and Huis men, reverse brown multicolour with Wuxia of the Changjiang river, uncirculated $5.50

China 10 yuan 1980 Pick 887 10 yuan, 1980, (Pick 887), Pink and grey on multicolour, featuring Han and Mongol men, reverse (shown here) grey multicolour with Mount Qomolangma, uncirculated $5.90

China 50 yuan 1980 Pick 888 50 yuan, 1980, (Pick 888), Pastel red and green on multicolour, featuring a worker, a peasant and an intellectual, reverse pastel green on multicolour with pot mouth of the Yellow river, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

China 50 yuan 1990 Pick 888 50 yuan, 1990, (Pick 888), as above, security thread at right, uncirculated $28.50

China 100 yuan 1980 Pick 889 100 yuan, 1980, (Pick 889), Pastel red and blue on multicolour, featuring sculptures of the four leaders, reverse grey and pastel blues on multicolour with summits of Jinggang mountains, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

China 100 yuan 1990 Pick 889 100 yuan, 1990, (Pick 889), as above, security thread at right, uncirculated $78.00

All fourteen of the above notes, 1 jiao to 100 yuan, all with matching last three digits in serial numbers, in colourful glossy album published by the Beijing Currency Album Factory, Uncirculated, $ Price on application, if stocks available. uncirculated

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China current series

China 1 yuan 1999 Pick 895 1 yuan, 1999 (Pick 895), olive green and multicolour, Mao Tse-tung at right, olive reverse with lake scene, crisp flat uncirculated $0.50 Consecutive numbers available

China 20 yuan 1999 Pick 899 20 yuan, 1999 (Pick 899), brown and multicolour, Mao Tse-tung at right, brown reverse with river scene, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50 Consecutive numbers available

China 5 yuan 2005 Pick 903 5 yuan, 2005 (Pick 903), purple and multicolour, Mao Tse-tung at right, purple reverse with mountain valley scene, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

China 10 yuan 2005 Pick 904 10 yuan, 2005 (Pick 904), slate blue and multicolour, Mao Tse-tung at right, blue reverse with three gorges of Yangtze river, crisp flat uncirculated $1.60 Consecutive numbers available

China 20 yuan 2005 Pick 905 20 yuan, 2005 (Pick 905), brown and multicolour, Mao Tse-tung at right, brown reverse with river scene, crisp flat uncirculated $3.00 Consecutive numbers available

China 50 yuan 2005 Pick 906 50 yuan, 2005 (Pick 906), dark green and multicolour, Mao Tse-tung at right, green reverse with Potala of Tibet, crisp flat uncirculated $9.90 Consecutive numbers available

China 100 yuan 2005 Pick 907 100 yuan, 2005 (Pick 907), red and multicolour, Mao Tse-tung at right, red reverse with Hall of the People, crisp flat uncirculated $18.90 Consecutive numbers available

All six of the above notes (one to 100 yuan, with complimentary 5 jiao note), crisp flat uncirculated $34.50 Consecutive numbers available

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China Foreign Exchange certificates

China FX 10 fen PFX1 10 fen, 1979 brown and multicolour, waterfall, brown reverse, uncirculated $1.50

10 fen, 1979 brown and multicolour, as above, waterfall, brown reverse, almost uncirculated $1.00

China FX 50 fen Pick FX2 50 fen, 1979 (Pick FX2), purple and multicolour, Temple of heaven, purple reverse, centrefold, extremely fine $1.50

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Bank documents

Chinese bank book 1960s 400 Bank book from the early Communist period in the1960s with hand-written entries showing deposits, withdrawals and balances. Many official stamps in red and blue. Shown here is the front at top left, the back at top right, and a typical page below. Well worn, but an intriguing item, very good $10.00

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Hell Bank

Hell bank note 10000 10 000 dollars, novelty note made in Shen Zhen China, black and green with caricature of traditional emperor at centre, olive green reverse, uncirculated $9.50

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Hong Kong

The Chartered Bank

Hong Kong 5 dollars 1960 Pick 68 Five dollars, 1960s (Pick 68c) , green border, coat of arms at left, reverse green with junk on lake at centre, very good $14.50

Hong Kong 5 dollars 1960 Pick 69 Five dollars, 1960s, (Pick 69) orange border, coat of arms at left, reverse orange with junk on lake at centre, very good $17.50

Hong Kong 10 dollars 1960 Pick 70 10 dollars, 1960s (Pick 70c), red border, coat of arms at left, reverse red with bank building at centre, good fine $26.50

Hong Kong 10 dollars 1980 Pick 77 10 dollars, 1980 (Pick 77), green with stylised carp at right, reverse green with coat of arms at centre and bank building at left, good fine $7.50

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The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Hong Kong 10 dollars 1955 Pick179 10 dollars, 1955 (Pick 179Ab), impressive large format note, dark green on multicolour underprint, coat of arms at lower left with woman holding sheaf of wheat above, reverse green on multicolour with bank building at centre and angel playing trumpet above, well-used with heavy folds, but clean and intact, good $17.50

Hong Kong 5 dollars 1975 Pick 181 Five dollars, 1975, (Pick 181f), brown both sides, woman seated at right, reverse with bank building at centre, fine $4.50

Hong Kong 10 dollars 1977 Pick182 10 dollars, 1977 (Pick 182h) , dark green on multicolour underprint, coat of arms at lower left with woman holding sheaf of wheat above, reverse green on multicolour with old bank building at centre, very fine $8.50

Hong Kong 10 dollars 1985 Pick191 10 dollars, 1985, (Pick 191a), green and multicolour both sides, coat of arms at left, reverse with two lions and ships at right, very fine $3.20

10 dollars, 1985, (Pick 191a), green and multicolour both sides, coat of arms at left, reverse with two lions and ships at right, almost fine $2.20

10 dollars, 1986, (Pick 191a), as above, different date, fine $2.90

10 dollars, 1986, (Pick 191a), as above, very good $1.90

10 dollars, 1987, (Pick 191a), as above, different date, good very fine $3.90

10 dollars, 1987, (Pick 191a), as above, almost fine $2.20

10 dollars, 1988, (Pick 191b), as above, different date, different signature title, almost fine $2.20

Hong Kong 50 dollars 1987 Pick 193a 50 dollars, 1987, (Pick 193a), purple and multicolour both sides, coat of arms at left, reverse with two lions and new bank building at centre, well-worn with heavy centre fold and light fraying at top centre, but quite collectable and hard to find, almost fine $9.50

Hong Kong 50 dollars 1994 Pick 202 50 dollars, 1994, (Pick 202a), purple and multicolour both sides, coat of arms at left, reverse with new bank building between two facing lions, good fine $11.50

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Standard Chartered Bank

Hong Kong 10 dollars 1985 Pick 278 10 dollars, 1985, (Pick 278a), green and multicolour both sides, mythological carp at right, reverse green with arms at centre and bank building at left. Heavy centre fold and slight tear at top centre, very good $1.80

10 dollars 1986 Pick 278b 10 dollars, 1986, (Pick 278b), as above, different date and different signature title, almost fine $2.20

10 dollars, 1986, (Pick 278b), as above, very good $1.80

10 dollars, 1988, (Pick 278b), as above, different date, very good $1.90

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Government of Hong Kong

Hong Kong 1 cent 1941 Pick 313 One cent, 1941, (Pick 313a), without serial prefix, serial 7415513, brown on ochre underprint, reverse red with symmetrical design, good extremely fine $6.50

Hong Kong 1 cent 1941 Pick 313b

One cent 1941 Pick 313b vg One cent, 1941, (Pick 313b), with serial prefix A, as above, very good $1.60

Hong Kong 10 cents 1941 Pick 315 10 cents, 1941 (Pick 315b), prefix A, from a small lot of consecutively numbered brand new notes, just a light teller flick on some notes, extremely rare this good, uncirculated $78.50 Consecutive numbers available

10 cents, 1941 (Pick 315b), as above, prefix A, well used but still collectable, good $4.50

Hong Kong 1 cent 1945 Pick 321 One cent, 1945 (Pick 321) no serials, brown and light blue, King George VI at right, reverse blank, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

Hong Kong 1 dollar 1958 Pick 324A One dollar, 1958, (Pick 324Ab), green both sides, Queen Elizabeth II at right, reverse with symmetrical design, very fine $9.50

One dollar, 1958, (Pick 324A), as above, several visible folds, fine $6.50

Hong Kong 1 cent Pick 325 One cent, (Pick 325a) no serials, signature 1, brown and light blue, Queen Elizabeth II at right, reverse blank, uncirculated $1.60

One cent, (Pick 325b) no serials, signature 2, as above, uncirculated $2.40

One cent, (Pick 325b) no serials, signature 2, as above, good fine $1.00

Hong Kong 10 dollars 2012 (Pick new) 10 dollars, 2012 (Pick new) polymer note, black and yellow on blue, purple and bright pink, transparent security window at left, modern art both sides, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

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Macau

Macau 50 patacas 1992 (Pick 67) 50 patacas, 13 July 1992 (Pick 67) olive-brown on multicolour underprint with dragon at right, reverse with bridge and city view, light vertical folds, clean and crisp, good very fine $18.50

Macau 10 patacas 2001 (Pick 76) 10 patacas, 8 January 2001 (Pick 76b) purple-red and orange on multicolour, period building at right, reverse with bridge and city view, signature title ADMINSTRADOR, perfect, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $11.50 Consecutive numbers available

Macau 10 patacas 2011 (Pick new) 10 patacas 2011 (Pick new) red and gold on bright pink and multicolour, Bank of China, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $11.50

Macau 10 patacas 2012 BNU (Pick new) 10 patacas 2012 (Pick new) red and gold on bright pink and multicolour, Banco Nacional Ultramarino, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

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Mongolia

Mongolia 3 tugrik 1966 Pick 36 3 tugrik, 1966 (Pick 36), dark green on light green and pink underprint, socialist arms at upper left, value at centre and at portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar at right, reverse with multicolour pattern with value at centre, red serials, uncirculated $2.50

Mongolia 5 tugrik 1966 Pick 37 5 tugrik, 1966 (Pick 37), serial AC 139789, blue and green with portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar at right, reverse multicolour with Mongol letter 5 in ornate design, crisp flat uncirculated $2.60

Mongolia 10 tugrik 1966 Pick 38 10 tugrik, 1966 (Pick 38), serial AC 139789, red on pale red and blue underprint with portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar at right, reverse multicolour, crisp flat uncirculated $3.90

Mongolia 25 tugrik 1966 Pick 39 25 tugrik, 1966 (Pick 39), brown-violet on light green underprint, socialist arms at upper left, value at centre and at portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar at right, reverse with multicolour pattern with value at centre, red serials, light corner bend, virtually uncirculated $2.50

Mongolia 50 tugra 1966 Pick 40 50 tugrik, 1966 (Pick 40), dark green on light green and gold underprint, socialist arms at upper left, value at centre and at portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar at right, reverse multicolour with government building at Ulan-Bator, red serials, uncirculated $6.50

Mongolia 100 tugra 1966 Pick 41 100 tugrik, 1966 (Pick 41), dark brown on light ochre and blue underprint, socialist arms at upper left, value at centre and at portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar at right, reverse multicolour with government building at Ulan-Bator, red serials, uncirculated $14.50

Mongolia 10 mongo 1993 Pick 49 10 mongos, 1993 (Pick 49), red-violet on pale orange both sides, crisp flat uncirculated $1.50

Mongolia 20 mongo 1993 Pick 50 20 mongos, 1993 (Pick 50), brown on ochre both sides, Out of stock crisp flat uncirculated $1.50

Mongolia 50 mongo 1993 Pick 51 50 mongos, 1993 (Pick 51), dark blue on light green both sides, crisp flat uncirculated $1.60

Mongolia 1 tugrik 2008 Pick 52 one tugrik, 2008 (Pick 52), dull olive and orange-brown both sides, chinze at left, reverse with Soemba arms at centre right, crisp flat uncirculated $0.50 Consecutive numbers available

Mongolia 5 tugrik 2008 Pick 53 5 tugrik, 2008 (Pick 53), brown, ochre and orange-red both sides, portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar, reverse multicolour with wild horses grazing, crisp flat uncirculated $0.60 Consecutive numbers available

Mongolia 100 tugra 1994 Pick 57 100 tugrik, 1993 (Pick 57), blue and purple on multicolour both sides, obverse portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar, reverse wild horses grazing, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

Mongolia 10 tugra 2011 Pick 62 10 tugrik, 2011 (Pick 62), blue, green and light green, portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar, reverse multicolour with wild horses grazing, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

Mongolia 20 tugra 2011 Pick 63 20 tugrik, 2011 (Pick 63), violet, orange and red, portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar, reverse multicolour with wild horses grazing, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

Mongolia 50 tugrik 2000 Pick 64 low 50 tugrik, 2000 (Pick 64), low serial number AA 000 1056, brown on multicolour both sides, obverse youthful portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar, reverse wild horses grazing, crisp flat uncirculated $10.00

50 tugrik, 2000 (Pick 64), as above ordinary serial number, crisp flat uncirculated $1.60 Consecutive numbers available

Mongolia 100 tugra 2008 Pick 65 100 tugrik, 2008 (Pick 65), blue and purple on multicolour both sides, obverse portrait of Sukhee-Bathaar, reverse wild horses grazing, crisp flat uncirculated $2.80

Mongolia 1000 tugra 2013 (Pick 67) 1000 tugra, 2013 (Pick 67) blue-grey and brown on multicolour, Ghengis Khan at left, reverse with ox drawn yurte in ancient village, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90 Consecutive numbers available

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Taiwan

Taiwan 100 yuan 1946 P1939 100 yuan, 1946 (Pick 1939), Green with red serials and seals, bank building at left, Sun Yat Sen at centre, map at right, green and brown reverse with naval battle scene, centre fold, good extremely fine $28.50

Taiwan 50 cents 1949 Pick 1949 50 cents, 1949 (Pick 1949b), all orange, one letter prefix and suffix, Sun Yat Sen, orange reverse with bank building above map, uncirculated $4.50

Taiwan 1 yuan 1961 Pick 1971 1 yuan, 1961 (Pick 1971b), dark blue-green, Sun Yat Sen at left, steep coastline at right, green reverse with Taipei presidential office building, uncirculated $6.50

1 yuan, 1961 (Pick 1971), as above, some crinkles which should straighten if stored flat, almost extremely fine $2.80

1 yuan, 1961 (Pick 1971), as above, about fine $1.00

Taiwan 100 yuan 1964 Pick 1977 100 yuan, 1964 (Pick 1977), green on multicolour, Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse dark green with Taipei presidential palace at right, used but quite collectable, fine $9.50

Taiwan 5 yuan 1969 Pick 1978 5 yuan, 1969 (Pick 1978), dark blue on light green and pink, Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse dark green with Taipei presidential palace at right, ink writing in left margin, good very fine $2.50

Taiwan 50 yuan 1972 Pick 1982 50 yuan, 1972 (Pick 1982), purple and light blue, Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse with Chungshan building, crisp flat uncirculated $7.50

Taiwan 100 yuan 1972 Pick 1983 100 yuan, 1972 (Pick 1983), dark green, light green and orange, Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse green and orange with presidential palace, light crinkling, centre fold, extremely fine $6.50

Taiwan 10 yuan 1976 Pick R125 ef 10 yuan, 1976 (Pick R125), red on multicolour, Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse red and orange with Taipei presidential office building, extremely fine $7.50

10 yuan, 1976 (Pick R125), as above, very fine $4.50

10 yuan, 1976 (Pick R125), as above, fine $2.20

Taiwan 500 yuan P1987 230 500 yuan, 1981 (Pick 1987), brown and red-brown on multicolour, Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse red and brown with Chungshan building, crinkles across the top edge, else very fine $29.50

Taiwan 100 yuan 1987 Pick 1989 100 yuan, 1987 (Pick 1989), red colour, Sun Yat Sen at left, reverse red with Chungshan building, now rare in top condition, crisp flat uncirculated $15.50 Consecutive numbers available

100 yuan, 1987 (Pick 1989), as above, good fine $7.50

100 yuan, 1987 (Pick 1989), as above, about fine $4.00

Taiwan 100 yuan 1987 Pick 1991 f 100 yuan, 1987 (Pick 1991), red colour, Sun Yat Sen at right, reverse red with Chungshan building, fine $5.50

100 yuan, 1987 (Pick 1991), as above, very good $3.90

Taiwan 1000 yuan 1987 Pick 1994 1000 yuan, 1987 (Pick 1994), light and dark blue on light green underprint, school children at centre right, reverse blue and multicolour with two Mikado pheasants, good fine $39.50

Taiwan 500 yuan 2005 Pick1996 500 yuan, 2005 (Pick 1996), brown and rose on multicolour, boy's baseball team at centre. Reverse with Formosan Sika deer family. almost uncirculated $26.50

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