Mavin Auction Features PMG-certified Asian Banknote Rarities

Posted on 10/15/2019

Sale on Nov. 9 and 13 includes paper money and coins from around the world.

Rare international banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) and coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will be among the top offerings in a Singapore sale presented by Mavin International. The Nov. 9-13 auction has collectibles from all over the world but is focused on Asia and Pacific nations.

Islands scattered across the globe also are well represented, from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea to the Madeira Islands in the eastern Atlantic and the Falkland Islands in the western Atlantic, the Seychelles and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, the Bahamas and Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean, the Faroe Islands between the UK and Iceland and Malta and Cyprus in the Mediterranean.

The top PMG-certified lot in its number of notes and estimate is one consisting of 25 Singapore undated (1997) $50 notes with fancy serial numbers, including 000001 to 000010; solid 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, 9s and 1000000; and 123456, 000088, 000888, 008888 and 088888. They are graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ to PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

The lot has an estimate of 10,000 to 11,000 Singapore Dollars (about $7,300 to $8,000 USD).

This Straits Settlements 1924 $5 graded PMG 35 Choice Very Fine has an estimate of 6,500 to 7,000 Singapore Dollars (about $4,800 to $5,100 USD).
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A lot with a single banknote and an estimate of 6,500 to 7,000 Singapore Dollars (about $4,800 to $5,100 USD) consists of a 1924 Straits Settlements $5 graded PMG 35 Choice Very Fine.

A much more recent note, an Singapore undated (1967-73) $10 Specimen graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated NET, has an estimate of 6,000 to 6,500 Singapore Dollars (about $4,400 to $4,800 USD).

Two lots each have two notes with consecutive serial numbers.

One pair is an Singapore undated (1997) $2 with a solid-nine serial number graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ and an undated (1997) Singapore $2 with serial number 1000000 graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ. Estimate: 900 to 950 Singapore Dollars (about $660 to $690 USD).

Another lot with a pair of notes with consecutive serial numbers consists of two Singapore undated (1988) $10, one with a solid-9’s serial number and the other with serial number 1000000. Both are graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ. Estimate: 1,600 Singapore Dollars (about $1,100 USD).

One lot has a uniface front proof and a separate lot has a uniface back proof of a China undated (1921) $10, both with pencil annotations and both graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ. Each has an estimate of 800 to 850 Singapore Dollars (about $580 to $620 USD).

Other particularly significant collectibles offered in the auction include:

NGC-certified rare coins offered, too

This 1884 Straits Settlements Cent graded NGC MS 62 BN. Estimate: 1,000 to 1,100 Singapore Dollars (about $730 to $800 USD).
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Among significant NGC-certied coin highlights are:

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All estimates are by the auction house.

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