The demand for East Asian banknotes has been on the rise, as shown in Heritage Auctions' HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction in June, which brought more than $2.5 million.
$103.5 million Nobel Peace Prize benefitting UNICEF humanitarian response to war in Ukraine excluded from totals because Heritage waived its commission
Polymer banknotes are being introduced in more and more countries worldwide. Simply looking at countries close to Hong Kong reminds us of the recent introductions of polymer in the Philippines and (after a break) Thailand, on top of the countries already using polymer: Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the many Australia-Pacific nations.
Amid a surge in demand for Asian currency, a pair of notes — one Chinese and one from Hong Kong — each could bring $30,000 or more when they are sold in Heritage Auctions' HKINF World Paper Money Signature® Auction July 6-7 in Hong Kong.
Proposed by the famed British numismatist Sir John Evans to be the 'true' first portrait of an English king on the coinage prior to the Tudor issues inaugurated by Henry VII, we have been able to locate only seven pieces remaining of this issue, three of which are in private collections, with this likely being the finest known.
A lovely Gem graded example with the scarcer stars and wings watermark which is much scarcer than the open star counterpart. A highly sought after grade with the very desirable "Exceptional Paper Quality" designation.