(t)CHINA--FOREIGN BANKS. The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. 5 Dollars, Shanghai, 1919. P-S352A. S/M#Y13-31. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ.
Serial number 519532. Blue on yellow-orange, Bank arms upper centre, 5 at each corner, a large and clear hand signed signature at lower left, reverse purple, allegorical scene of Agriculture and cherubs at centre. The first of a magnificent consecutive pair of this scarce note with near pristine inks and paper quality. This note and the one in the following lot are the two HIGHEST GRADES in the PMG population report and it is the first time the cataloguer has seen a consecutive pair of this type. Extremely choice and rare thus!