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Archives International Auctions To Offer Rare Chinese And Asian Banknotes In Hong Kong

HONG KONG and FORT LEE, N.J., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Archives International Auctions, in association with Dynasty Auctions Company, Ltd., will offer the Allen Berk collection of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes at the Harbor Plaza North Point Hotel in Hong Kong.

There will be over 1,000 lots of rare Chinese, Asian and Worldwide Banknotes, coins and scripophily offered with many rarities and discovery notes.

One of the major highlights of the auction from the Berk collection is a 1904 Hupeh Government Cash Bank, high-grade rarity. "We are proud to offer the China and Asia portion of the Allen Berk Collection and also The Hamtramck Collection, both never offered before at auction and almost all of the banknotes having been off the market between 20 to 50 years," said Dr. Robert Schwartz, President of Archives International Auctions.

The lots will be available for viewing at the NY International Numismatic Convention, January 10-13, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC and at Dynasty Auctions Company, Ltd., Hong Kong from Jan. 23-25.

The auction features hundreds of rare items including many Hong Kong banknotes highlighted by the Mercantile Bank of India, 1954, $100 Issue. One of the many worldwide banknote highlights, a 1666 Swedish banknote rarity – a Stockholms Banco, Daler Sylvermynt issue banknote. This note represents one of the first paper money issues in the western world.

The Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel, located at 665 King's Road, Northpoint in Hong Kong. The auction will have a start time of 9:30 a.m. Collectors unable to attend in person may participate live and online, through the Archives International Auctions website, at www.archivesinternational.com . The website also provides a link to a virtual catalog of all the lots as well as information on absentee bidding.

To consign one item or an entire collection, they can be reached at (201) 944-4800 or you can e-mail them at info@archivesinternational.com.

For more information about Archives International Auctions and the upcoming Hong Kong auction, please visit their website at www.ArchivesInternational.com.

SOURCE Archives International Auctions LLC

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