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China, Specimen 50-Yuan, 1940, scarce

Item Reference: DG35462

China, Specimen 50-Yuan, 1940, scarce

China, Republic, Bank of China, Specimen 50-Yuan banknote, dated 1940, Chungking, red serial number 00000, obverse: brown, vignette of Sun Yat-Sen at left within oval frame, geometric design at centre around denomination in Chinese characters, signed by the General Manager and Manager of the bank below, elegant border around all, red SPECIMEN overprint at centre, reverse: brown, vignette of a pagoda to right within oval frame, BANK OF CHINA top centre, CHUNGKING and FIFTY YUAN and date below, all within a decorative border, printed by ABC, AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY in lower border, two cancellation punch-holes at lower centre, 178mm x 88mm (Pick, “Standard Catalog of World Paper Money”, 87).

Mint state uncirculated and very attractive, scarce.