China, Uniface Proofs of $100, 1918
Item Reference: GM49891
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China, Republic, General Issues, Bank of China, Uniface Obverse and Reverse Proofs of the $100 banknote, Tientsin, American Bank Note Company Archive Proofs unperforated and mounted on card stock, Obverse: dated Year 7 (1918), black, wide top margin printed with “BANK OF CHINA $100 TIENTSIN” and “FACE-C-15828”, vignette of a temple within oval frame at right, geometric design at left, 175mm x 97mm, Reverse: dated 1 May 1917, purple, denomination “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS LOCAL CURRENCY” at centre, “PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND AT ITS OFFICE” above, space for serial numbers at top to either side, space for the signatures below, geometric border around all, 164mm x 81mm (see Pick, “Standard Catalog of World Paper Money”, 54C).
Uncirculated, some mount marks and resulting damage, very rare. (2 items)