NGC-certified Vintage Chinese Coins Expected to Realize Six Figures in Stack's Sale

Posted on 9/22/2023

The Hong Kong auction in October 2023 features eight coins graded by NGC that are likely to sell for more than $100,000.

A Bamboo Dollar is among eight vintage Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) that are expected to realize at least $100,000 in an upcoming sale. Bidding is already underway for the Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction Rarities Night, which will be held on October 12, 2023.

The top NGC-certified lot is a China YR38(1949) Kweichow Bamboo Dollar graded NGC XF 45 (lot 30112), which has an estimate of $300,000 to $450,000. The highly desirable Bamboo Dollar gets its name from the bamboo stalks featured on the reverse side. NGC has certified fewer than 30 of these rare coins, and only five are graded higher in the NGC Census.

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Also featured is a China 1926 Shantung Gold 10 Dollars graded NGC MS 65 (lot 30116), which has an estimate of $200,000 to $400,000. This coin, along with its larger 20 Dollars counterpart, was commissioned by Zhang Zongchang, a colorful figure known as the "Dogmeat General." For a brief time in the 1920s, he ruled Shantung, a coastal province halfway between Beijing and Shanghai. He was driven from power in 1928 and later assassinated. Only six of these rarities are recorded in the NGC Census, with only one graded higher.

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Other NGC-certified coins in this sale include:

  • a China 1906 Gold Tael - Plain Edge graded NGC MS 61 (lot 30147), with an estimate of $150,000 to $250,000
  • a China 1921 Gold Dollar - Hsu Shih-Chang graded NGC MS 61 (lot 30219), with an estimate of $150,000 to $250,000
  • a China 1914 Pattern Silver Dollar graded NGC PF 61 (lot 30191), with an estimate of $100,000 to $200,000
  • a China 1923 Gold Dollar graded NGC MS 61+ (lot 30227), with an estimate of $100,000 to $200,000
  • a China 1904 Hupeh Tael - Small Characters graded NGC MS 62 (lot 30050), with an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000
  • a China 1901-08 Szechuan Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 65 (lot 30121), with an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000
  • a China 1889 Kwangtung Silver Dollar graded NGC AU Details (lot 30096), with an estimate of $75,000 to $150,000
  • a China 1906 Gold L&M-1023 pedigreed to the Wa She Wong Collection graded NGC UNC Details (lot 30148), with an estimate of $75,000 to $150,000
  • a China 1906 Tael Restrike graded NGC MS 61 (lot 30149), with an estimate of $75,000 to $150,000
  • a China 1993 Lunar Series 12-ounce Gold 1,000 Yuan Rooster graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo (lot 30280) with an estimate of $75,000 to $150,000
  • a China 1982 Pattern 100 Yuan Panda - Temple of Heaven, Brass graded NGC PF 68 Ultra Cameo (lot 30276) with an estimate of $60,000 to $90,000

Estimates are provided by the auction house. The $ symbol represents US Dollars.

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