NGC Coins Highlight Champion Macau Auction

Posted on 12/17/2014

Sale led by the legendary Kann-Sweeny 1900 Peking Restrike Set.

The Champion Macau, China Auction, held November 30 in conjunction with the Macau Numismatic Society Show, featured many NGC highlights. The sale was led by the legendary Kann-Sweeny 1900 Peking Restrike Set, which included five NGC-certified coins that sold for a combined $424,800.

Only 10 or so 1900 Peking Restrike Sets are known and this one is pedigreed to the famous collections of Kann and Sweeny. It comprises a Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 61, a 50 Cents graded NGC MS 61, a 20 Cents graded NGC MS 63, a 10 Cents graded NGC MS 61 and a 5 Cents graded NGC MS 61.

Left: China 1900 $1 Peking L&M-6A Restrike, NGC MS 61
Right: China 1900 50C Peking L&M-7A Restrike, NGC MS 61
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This set was followed by an NGC MS 66 China-Anhwei 1898 L&M-204 Silver Dollar that realized $112,100. It is tied with two others for the finest certified by NGC.

Also notable is a China Taiwan, Province of China (1853) L&M-325 Silver Dollar from the J.C. Lee Collection. Graded NGC XF Details, it achieved $82,600 well in excess of the presale high estimate.

Top 10 NGC-certified results from the Champion Macau Auction:

  • China 1900 Peking Restrike Set, NGC MS 61 to NGC MS 63 $424,800
  • China-Anhwei 1898 L&M-204 Silver Dollar, NGC MS 66 $112,100
  • China-Taiwan (1853) L&M-325 Silver Dollar, NGC XF Details $82,600
  • China-Shensi 1898 L&M-377, Kann-159 Five Cents, NGC SP 63 $70,800
  • China-Taiwan (1853) L&M-323 Silver Dollar, NGC XF Details $56,640
  • China-Taiwan (1838-50) L&M-316 (26.5g) Silver Dollar, NGC AU Details $51,920
  • China-Taiwan (1838-50) L&M-316 (26.7g) Silver Dollar, NGC XF Details $44,840
  • China-Kwangtung (1890-1908) L&M-133, Y-203 Silver Dollar, NGC MS 65 – $35,400
  • China-Taiwan (1836) L&M-310 Silver Dollar, NGC Fine Details $35,400
  • China-Hupeh 1904 L&M-181, Y-128.1 Tael, NGC AU 55 $28,320

For more information about this sale, visit the Champion Auctions website,

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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