此钞票追捧者众多，存世量极少，可谓是人民币中的和隋之珍。此枚相较其同类纸钞的历史更加辉煌。此钞票出自享负盛名的The Ruth W. Hill收藏系列。Hill女士更喜欢被称爲Adolf B. Hill Jr女士，在钱币收藏界被誉爲"纸钞老夫人"。Adolf B. Hill Jr女士是I.B.N.S 第二位终生荣誉会员，更是第一位终生荣誉董事，曾任I.B.N.S.主席（任期:1979-1981），并于经济萧条时期（六十年代中期）挽救I.B.N.S.免于因财困而倒闭。Adolf B. Hill Jr女士为人博爱友善，对纸钞有浓厚兴趣。
其丈夫为一家特种墨水生产公司的代表，该公司与墨西哥银行亦有商务往来。随此拍品附有一页银行账册的複印本，以兹证明银行于Adolf B. Hill Jr女士逝世后接收此张钞票。如账册所示，当时此钞票市值仅为200美元，现在的市值当然远远不只。此钞票与Adolf B. Hill Jr女士的其他收藏品以十九万九千美元高价转手给中国艺术品收藏家James Liu，并由其一直收藏至今。此钞票为Hill女士珍藏之一，足见其涉猎之广。相信此张钞票定能在同样著名的收藏系列中觅得一席之位。
CHINA--PEOPLE S REPUBLIC. People s Bank of China. 10,000 Yuan, 1951. P-858Aa. PMG Very Fine 25. (S/M #C282) This 10,000 Yuan note, considered the most desirable of the first series of Renminbi, appears here with some typical circulation for the technical grade, but is every bit worthy of the attention it surely will receive. No major netting defects are present, which is verified by the comment free holder.
The note was originally issued in Inner Mongolia and was not mass distributed. Herdsman with horses seen on the center of the face design, with a muted purple-maroon border and underprint. One of just a handful certified by PMG, as there just aren t enough of known and available examples to supply the collector demand. This treasure is considered the Holy Grail of PRC notes, and this particular piece has the grandest history of all of the known issued notes of the type.This example hails from one of the most prestigious banknote collections of all time, the Ruth W. Hill Collection. Mrs. Hill, or Mrs.
Adolf B. Hill Jr. as she preferred to be addressed, was known as the "Grand Old Lady of Paper Money" and is Honorary Life Member #2 of the I.B.N.S. and was the first to have the honor of Honorary Director for Life. She has been the President of the IBNS(1979-81), and it has been said she once saved the IBNS from collapsing financially(mid 1960 s). She was very philanthropic and took an interest in banknotes because her husband was a representative for a company that made specialty inks and dealt with the Bank of Mexico. Included with this lot is a photocopy of a page of the official ledger kept by the bank that received her collection upon her passing. On the page, is this note, with a listed catalog value of merely $200. Unfortunately for our bidders, this note will cost exponentially more than that in today s market. This is the same exact note that sold for over $199,000 to Chinese Art Collector James Liu, who has held onto it since. This piece was one of the treasures in Mrs. Hill s collection that truly exemplified what an extensive collector she was, and will likely find its place in a collection that rivals hers.
From the Chinese Art Collection of James Liu.Ex. Ruth W. Hill Collection.