Many of China's Finest Specimen & Proof Banknotes


Banknotes from China seem to be particularly popular at the moment. China appears to have issued a greater variety of banknotes over the decades than any other country. Many of these China banknotes are quite well designed and very colorful. Ming Dynasty notes from the years 1368 through 1450 or so are rare. Banknotes from the Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911) are somewhat available, but they do not usually have the great vignettes shown on China notes from later years. China banknotes from the subsequent years of the Republic are mostly quite attractive and have developed a large collector base. There were a large number of Chinese issuing agencies during those years.


The PMG population report shows that many of the China banknotes are rare in the upper grades. In many cases, the only gem-quality notes graded by PMG are specimens and proofs; those collecting only issued notes have to settle for lower grades.


The remainder of this page shows some outstanding examples of obsolete banknotes from China. To view the China banknotes that we presently have for sale, please click on the link displayed in the box below.


Our want list includes high-grade specimen, proof, and issued world banknotes from most any country. It would be a plus if the notes are certified by PMG.


The banknotes from China that we offer for sale are HERE.


If you wish to purchase one or more items, please send us an email ( We will confirm the sale and ship upon clearance of your payment. We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal, but we are not equipped to accept credit cards other than through PayPal.


Each item includes all shipping fees to U.S. destinations. Foreign sales must be shipped by FedEx or other service that includes shipment tracking, and such cost is to be borne by the foreign buyer. Foreign buyers are also responsible for any customs duties or other charges added by the destination.




Examples of Trophy-Grade World Banknotes - China

(The notes below are not for sale; follow the link in the box above to view notes from China that we offer for sale.)
















































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