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China, Tung Wai Bank, $5 1912, Chinkiang

Price £995

China, Tung Wai Bank, $5 1912, Chinkiang

China, Provincial Banks, Tung Wai Bank, $5 banknote, dated 1 November 1912, Chinkiang, red serial number 01184, obverse: green on yellow underprint, crudely drawn globe at top with two (vampire?) bats, one to either side, with wings outspread, “CHINKIANG” above, black and white vignette of a hilltop pagoda surrounded by trees, red Chinese cop to either side, green border around all with denomination in each corner, reverse: blue, green and yellow, crudely drawn globe at top with two (vampire?) bats, one to either side, with wings outspread, “TUNG WAI BANK” below, “FIVE DOLLARS LOCAL CURRENCY” at the centre, date below, space for the signature of the bank Manager lower right (not signed), serial number top left and right, border around all with denomination in each corner, 170mm x 102mm (Smith & Matravers, “Chinese Banknotes”, C31-2).

About uncirculated and attractive, colours still bright.