Upcoming Champion Hong Kong Auction Offers Chinese Numismatic Rarities

Posted on 10/12/2009

The upcoming Champion Hong Kong, China 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 the noted Shanghai Chang Family Collection. Also presented is a group of Copper Pattern coins from an American collection, including an extremely rare Szechuan Ten Cash Pattern, whose heritage may include the Berlin Mint.

The auction will be held on October 25, 2009 at the Sheraton Hong Kong, China Hotel. More information can be found on Champion’s multi-lingual website, www.cghka.com and the auction can be seen at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/19683.

Among the many coin highlights are the following:


CHINA-SHANTUNG 1926 Dragon and Phoenix
20 and 10 Dollars Gold Patterns

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These intriguing gold patterns were issued under the warlord, Chang Tsung-ch'ang (Zhang Zongchang), who was military governor of Shantung from April 1925 till 1928. Kann notes that examples of these Shantung $10 and $20 gold patterns were owned by himself, Chicago collector, Don C. Keefer, and by R. F. Schermerhorn. When Kann's collection came up for auction in 1971, it contained two examples of each value - an uncirculated version and a proof version. Less than ten examples of each are thought to exist. These pieces have been off the market since their last appearance in a 1993 Hong Kong auction.
Estimate(US$): $168,000-$198,000

CHINA-REPUBLIC 1921 Hsu Shih Chang
One Dollar Gold NGC MS62 K1570a

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Finest Known 1921 Hsu Shih Chang Dollar Gold CHINA-REPUBLIC 1921 Hsu Shih Chang One Dollar Gold, Without Motto, L&M1125, K1570a, NGC MS62.

CHINA-CHEKIANG 1902 10 Cents Silver Proof Pattern
NGC SP65 K122i

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CHINA-CHEKIANG 1902 10 Cents Silver Proof Pattern, Minted by Birmingham Mint, British, L&M280, K122i, NGC SP65. Delicate engraved, Extremely Rare.
Estimate(US$): $40,000-$60,000

CHINA-KIANGNAN 1898 20 Cents Silver NGC MS65 Y143A
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Among the Finest Known. Kiangnan 1898 20 Cents Silver CHINA-KIANGNAN 1898 20 Cents Silver, Large characters, L&M219, K72, Y143A, NGC MS65. Chang Collection.
Estimate(US$): $4,000-$8,000

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