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By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Our March Hong Kong Sale, held at the Mira Hotel, March 25 at 1:00 PM HKT contains many highlights, some of which have been featured here. An additional highlight is found in lot 50372.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Our March Hong Kong Sale, held at the Mira Hotel, March 25 at 1:00 PM HKT will offer a few very impressive People’s Republic of China notes. One of the top highlights can be found in lot 50163, a 1951 5,000 Yuan from the Xinjiang Province in a PMG VF 20 holder, estimated at 40,000 to $60,000. A significant 1951 10,000 Yuan follows in lot 50164 showcasing the Camel Caravan design. It carries a very modest $25,000 to $30,000 estimate. 

Baltimore, MD -  The Stack’s Bowers Galleries February 28 offering of Part IV of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money in Baltimore, achieved nearly $8 million. Online bidders competed with those in the room for 54 lots in this final offering, bringing the total prices realized for the Joel R. Anderson Collection to $34,126,980, and making it the most valuable United States paper money cabinet ever sold at auction. Three notes crossed the million-dollar mark and nearly a quarter of the lots exceeded $100,000.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Our upcoming Hong Kong Auction on March 25 at the Mira Hotel will showcase an incredibly rare 1929 25 Dollar Sarawak note in lot 50442. This is an important opportunity to acquire one of the rarest and most sought after pieces in the Sarawak catalog. This BWC note is seldom offered in any form, and it is the first time we have offered one at this venue. ​​

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Available online now, is our Annual Spring Hong Kong Paper Money Sale. This year we are excited to be offering highlights that span the entire globe, in response to interest shown by the market for a variety of foreign notes, not just those from the commonwealth.​​

While art and numismatics are both collector driven industries, they have long been considered completely separate from each other, even though they have more in common than would seem at first glance. For those with an affinity for both industries, it is easy to see the overlap, as the gap between them has begun to close, particularly in the field of modern art.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

Triskaidekaphiliacs, whom have love or affinity for the number 13, will have a great opportunity to acquire some special Serial Number 13 banknotes (offered as individual notes) in our upcoming Collectors Choice Online World Paper Money Auction.  Live bidding will begin on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019, at 12 PM EST. ​​

By PMG Notes

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) recently authenticated and graded a stunning, unlisted 1975 People’s Republic of China (PRC) 2 Yuan proof note. It is graded PMG 62 Uncirculated.​​

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