Lot 424: Ta-ChÕing Government Bank, 1909 General Issue Proof Vignette Used on the $50 Note.
October 25, 2016
Fort Lee, NJ, USALive Auction
Description: Proof vignette of 2 large buildings used on the $50, 1909, P-A78A, Banknote. The note is only known as Specimen or Proof and catalogs for $24,000. This portrait was used on the face of the note. Printed in black on india paper, 3 x 3.5 inches, with ornate oval border, imprint on bottom states ÒThe Ta-ChÕing Government Bank - Special - C- 1133 - American Bank Note. Co., N.Y.Ó, Uncirculated to CU condition. Extremely rare production proof from ABN Archives. ABNC.