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Auction: CSS41 - The Numismatic Collectors' Series sale
Lot: 124

The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, $500, uniface reverse hand painted composite essay for the 'Roman' series, violet, orange and pale blue-green, junk boat and sampan at right of centre, symbolisms of Great Britain, India, China and Australia at each corner to show the Bank's global operations. Handwritten annotation 'approved design subject to an alteration see customer l (letter)/ d (dated) 15/4/1930, but essentially the final design,
(Pick 58pm), PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated. The reverse of the 'Big Roman' $500, one of rarest notes in the Hong Kong series, will be a trophy piece in any banknote collection. A unique and striking item in a lovely purple colour. (1 side)

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