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Last updated 12 December 2018

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
G > GERMANY > Notgeld (German paper money)
German bank note - click to enlarge PNIP72   A 5 millionen mark 22/08/1923 aEF £ 5.25
5 German Millionen Mark banknote about extremely fine (22/08/1923)No harsh centre folds. Hessischiche Landesbank. Uniface.

PNIP72 A 5 millionen mark 22/08/1923 aEF £ 5.25

German bank note - click to enlarge

No harsh centre folds. Hessischiche Landesbank. Uniface.

C > CHINA > Provincial Banks (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PS2339d     1 dollar 1929 VG £ 28.00
1 Chinese Dollar banknote very good (1929)Lunchow. Provincial Bank of Kwangsi. S/M K35-31d. Rocks on Lijiang river. Printer: ABNC.

PS2339d 1 dollar 1929 VG £ 28.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Lunchow. Provincial Bank of Kwangsi. S/M K35-31d. Rocks on Lijiang river. Printer: ABNC.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PS2421a   PA 1 dollar 1931 EF/AU £ 20.00
1 Chinese Dollar banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (1931)Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Printed by ABNC. Kwangtung Provincial Bank building. Sun Yat-sen at right on face. Without place of issue. No folds, just slight ageing signs at margins.

PS2421a PA 1 dollar 1931 EF/AU £ 20.00

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Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Printed by ABNC. Kwangtung Provincial Bank building. Sun Yat-sen at right on face. Without place of issue. No folds, just slight ageing signs at margins.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PS2422a     5 dollars 1931 VG/F £ 2.00
5 Chinese Dollars banknote very good / fine (1931)Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Printed by ABNC. Kwangtung Provincial Bank building. Sun Yat-sen at right on face. Signatures :A & B. S/M K56-10

PS2422a 5 dollars 1931 VG/F £ 2.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Printed by ABNC. Kwangtung Provincial Bank building. Sun Yat-sen at right on face. Signatures :A & B. S/M K56-10

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PS2425c     1 dollar 1931 G/VG £ 4.00
1 Chinese Dollar banknote good / very good (1931)The Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Signatures: A & B. Sun Yat-sen at centre. Black overprint "LOCAL CURRENCY". Printer: ABNC. Various prefixes. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Canton.

PS2425c 1 dollar 1931 G/VG £ 4.00

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The Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Signatures: A & B. Sun Yat-sen at centre. Black overprint "LOCAL CURRENCY". Printer: ABNC. Various prefixes. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Canton.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PS2436a   G 10 cents 1935 UNC £ 16.00
10 Chinese Cents banknote uncirculated (1935)The Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Sailing boats, ships. Sun Yat-sen at right. Printed by ABNC. Without place name. SM: K56-30a.

PS2436a G 10 cents 1935 UNC £ 16.00

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The Kwangtung Provincial Bank. Sailing boats, ships. Sun Yat-sen at right. Printed by ABNC. Without place name. SM: K56-30a.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PS2443   A 5 dollars 1935 VF £ 18.00
5 Chinese Dollars banknote very fine (1935)A prefix.The Kwangtung Provincial Bank. River. Printer: Chung HWA Book.Co.Ltd. Two spindle holes.

PS2443 A 5 dollars 1935 VF £ 18.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

A prefix.The Kwangtung Provincial Bank. River. Printer: Chung HWA Book.Co.Ltd. Two spindle holes.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PS2455   AA 50 cents 1949 UNC £ 4.75
50 Chinese Cents banknote uncirculated (1949)Sun Yat-Sen at centre. Kwungtung Provincial Bank. Printer: Chung HWA Book Co Ltd. S/M K57-4.

PS2455 AA 50 cents 1949 UNC £ 4.75

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Sun Yat-Sen at centre. Kwungtung Provincial Bank. Printer: Chung HWA Book Co Ltd. S/M K57-4.

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