PMG Choice Unc63
CHINA--PEOPLES REPUBLIC. Lot of (2). Peoples Bank of China. 5000 Yuan, 1951. P-857Bs1 & 857Bs2. Front & Back Specimen. PMG Choice Very Fine 35 & Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ . (S/M#C282). Block 123. A very scarce design issued predominantly in the Northern Regions of China. Specimens of this design are seldom encountered, and it is practically unheard of to encounter both Front and Back Specimens in the same lot. The Front Specimen is found in a Choice Very Fine 35 grade with PMG commenting "Previously Mounted, Stained). A Camel with tents is pictured at right with an ornate dark green guilloche at left. The Back Specimen is in a CU 63Q grade, and features an all blue design with Mongolian text at center flanked by 5000 Yuan obligations on each side that are surrounded by an intricately lathed guilloche protector. This is the matched set, with both examples bearing the Specimen serial number "0003904".