Upcoming Champion Hong Kong Auction Offers Chinese Numismatic Rarities

Posted on 2/16/2010

The upcoming Champion Hong Kong Auction features a rich selection of Chinese coins and banknotes certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG).

Among the auction listings are Chinese Empire minor Silver and Copper coins from a long-standing American collection. Also presented is a group of Copper Pattern coins from another American collection, including an extremely rare Yunnan Dollar pattern with raised edge, whose heritage may include the Schuler Company.

The auction will be held on February 24, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong. More information can be found on Champion’s multi-lingual Web site, www.cghka.com, and the auction can be seen at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/20498.

Among the many coin highlights are the following:

 

CHINA-REPUBLIC 1916 Yuan Shi Kai 10 Dollar Gold NGC MS 62 Y333a
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CHINA-REPUBLIC 1916 Yuan Shi Kai Flying Dragon 10 Dollars Gold, Y333a, Kann 1515, NGC MS 62. This piece is dated the first year of Yuan's reign as Emperor Hung Hsien. A similar coin was sold at US $17,250 in the Champion 2008 October Auction.
Rare.
Estimate (US$): $10,000-15,000

CHINA-CHEKIANG ND 1899 20 Cents Silver NGC MS 64 Y53.7

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CHINA-CHEKIANG ND 1899 20 Cents Silver, with Chinese Legend in Wei Stele Style, L&M284, Y53.7, NGC MS 64.
Highest grade ever seen.
Estimate (US$): $8,000-$12,000

CHINA-HUPEH 1904 One Tael Silver NGC MS 62 Y128.1

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CHINA-HUPEH 1904 One Tael Silver, Large Characters, L&M181, Y128.1, NGC MS 62
Very Rare.
Estimate (US$): $8,000-$16,000

FRENCH-INDO-CHINA ND 1885-97 20 Cents Bronze-Nickel NGC MS 62 KM E9
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FRENCH-INDO-CHINA ND 1885-97 20 Cents Bronze-Nickel NGC MS 62 KM E9
Estimate (US$): $800-$1,200