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Auction: CSS45 - Banknotes, Bonds & Shares and Coins of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 2469

The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, uniface obverse composite essay for $10, issue of 1911, serial number 0000001, purple and black on dark yellow, bank coat of arms at centre, vignette of a pagoda and sampan at left and sailing junk boat between two mountains at right, denomination at upper and lower boarders, handwritten date '1/7/11' and the Waterlow seal on the cardboard borders, also enclosed are antique engravings for the vignettes used: 'The Bridge of Nanking' (left) and 'Shih Mun (Rock Gates)' in Kiangnan Province,
(Pick 42 for type), PMG 63NET Choice Uncirculated, a unique and beautiful essay showing the final adopted design in fresh and bold colours. A 'must have' piece for the serious Hong Kong banknote collector

HK$400,000 to HK$500,000