Auction: CSS45 - Banknotes, Bonds & Shares and Coins of China and Hong Kong
The Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China, $5, specimen, 18__ (1858), grey and blue on white paper, Britannia at upper centre, denomination in Chinese characters within border, 'FIVE' on either side, blue 'FIVE' at lower centre, a uniface note printed by Batho and Co.,
(Pick 82), PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated. A superb note of the highest rarity and likely the earliest note designed for Hong Kong available. Of the highest historical importance.
HK$750,000 to HK$900,000