British, Irish and World Banknotes

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Lot 503

Lot 503

The remarkable ‘Hong Kong 1860’ Five Dollar Banknote, issued by the Oriental Bank Corporation - The earliest known fully issued banknote of any denomination for Hong Kong - An extraordinary new discovery that furthers our understanding of early banknote issuance in the region Oriental Bank Corporation, Hong Kong, $5, 1 June 1860, serial number 20465, signature of the Manager, John McDouall,...