China, Uniface Colour Trials of $10, c.1905
Item Reference: GM49898
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China, Foreign Banks, International Banking Corporation, Uniface Obverse and Reverse Colour Trials of the $10 banknote, green instead of issued brown/orange, undated (1905), Shanghai, American Bank Note Company Archive Proofs, unperforated and mounted on card stock, Obverse: green with red and blue detail, bank name at top, Golden Eagle perched on Roman-style building between two world globes at centre, colourful geometric designs with denomination to either side, “TEN DOLLARS LOCAL CURRENCY AT ITS OFFICE HERE, VALUE RECEIVED BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS” below, space for two signatures at lower right, space for serial numbers at top, 186mm x 110mm, Reverse: red, “C-718” printed in the top margin, “AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK” printed in the lower margin, Golden Eagle perched on Roman-style building between two world globes at centre (similar to the obverse design), bank name above, “TEN DOLLARS” below, “10” over “X” to either side, 181mm x 106mm (see Pick, “Standard Catalog of World Paper Money”, S420p).
Uncirculated with usual mount damage, scarce. (2 items)