A very rare 1953 10 Yuan banknote of People's Bank of China is expected to bring SGD15,000 in Monetarium auction No. 15 on 26 March in Singapore. 1250 lots of coins, banknotes, jewelry, antique, old tea pot, jade, porcelain and stamps will be offered in the auction.
The 1953 10 Yuan note offered in the auction is in Fine grade with few folds can be seen. The banknote is estimate to sell for SGD10,000 – SGD15,000. The second series of RMB is quite inspiring as the format is significantly larger than the others of the 1953 series. Gray-black inks make up the basic design and "Farm Couple," vignette at center with red signature seals and serial numbers. Extended left end seen with protector and watermark. At the time of issue, the note represented around 1/3 the wage of a skilled technical worker, or around three months for a laborer. The economic turmoil during the next decades resulted in the mass redemption of these notes, thus accounting for its rarity today.
Another highlight of the auction is a Malaysian 1st series 1000 Ringgit (Sa-Ribu), Malaysia highest denomination banknote. The particular note, prefix A/1 073569 is graded PMG 35 NET, Small Tear. The banknote is estimate to sell for SGD7,000 – SGD9,000.
The auction also offer a specimen for Singapore and Brunei highest denomination banknotes.
Lot 427: SINGAPORE Orchid Series: Specimen $10,000 HSS with seal.
SINGAPORE Orchid Series: Specimen $10,000 HSS with seal A/1 000000 (KNB9) in Acrylic block issued by BCCS. Very Rare.Estimate: SGD30,000 – SGD40,000.
Lot 628: SINGAPORE Ship Series: Specimen $10,000
SINGAPORE Ship Series: Specimen $10,000 HTT AA000000 Specimen No. 003 in Acrylic block. Very Rare.Estimate: SGD15,000 – SGD20,000.
Lot 770: BRUNEI 3rd Series: Specimen $10,000
BRUNEI 3rd Series: Specimen $10,000 1989 A/1 0000000 (KNB20) in Acrylic block. Rare.
SGD6,000 – SGD10,000
Lot 49: MALAYSIA 50 Cents 1973 Parliament milled edge
MALAYSIA Cu-Ni: 50-Cents 1973, milled edge (KN 7) AEF and scarce.
Estimate: SGD500 – SGD1,000
Lot 54: MALAYSIA White metal $1 1989 unlisted
MALAYSIA White metal $1 1989 unlisted, regular $1 issue is of Cu-Ni. (similar to KN 14) UNC and rare.Estimate: SGD1,400 – SGD2,000
Lot 44: MALAYSIA Copper Nickel 1 Cent 1991
MALAYSIA Cu-Ni: 1-Cent 1991, regular one-cent issue is of "Copper Clad Steel" (similar to KN 9) UNC and rare.Estimate: SGD1,900 – SGD3,000
Lot 45: MALAYSIA Cu-Ni: 5-Cents 1988 unlisted date
MALAYSIA Cu-Ni: 5-Cents 1988 unlisted date. Coins were issued from 1989-2007 (similar to KN 10) UNC and very rare.Estimate: SGD3,000 – SGD5,000.
Lot 98: CHINA ANCIENT Ching Dynasty/Qianlong Period 10 Taels
CHINA ANCIENT Ching Dynasty/Qianlong Period 10 Taels Gold Bar 1750, weight: 365g. Stamped with Chinese character "Treasure" Rare.Estimate: SGD46,000 – SGD60,000
Lot 983: 1902 issue KEELING COCOS ISLANDS Complete set
KEELING COCOS ISLANDS Complete set of 1/20, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, & 5-Rupees 1902 issue (KNB17b-22b) Scarce. Original UNC (6pcs).Estimate: SGD900 – SGD1,500
Lot 1107: SARAWAK Emergency Issues: 10-Cents 1919
SARAWAK Emergency Issues: 10-Cents 1919 No. 19410 (KNB13) PMG 53 NET, Paper Damage. Rare.Estimate: SGD3,800 – SGD5,000
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