NGC Highlights in the Champion Summer Auction

NGC-certified coins highlight Champion's Summer auction, which will be held in Hong Kong on August 23.

The Champion Summer Auction will be held on August 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong. The sale features coins from the Bowker East Asian collection as well as items from the Chinese Family Kirin Collection and the J.C. Lee Kirin Collection.

All proceeds from the Howard Bowker Benefit Auction will benefit the promotion of numismatics, including digitization and education projects, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

All of the coins in the auction are NGC graded, including the following highlights:

Howard Bowker Collection

  • CHINA-CHIHLI 1896 One Dollar Silver (shown below), L&M439, NGC MS 63. H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $30,000-60,000

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  • CHINA-CHIHLI 1897 One Dollar Silver, Dotted triangle eyes, L&M444, NGC MS 63. Highest graded coin of this variety, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $3,000-6,000
  • CHINA-CHIHLI 1897 50 Cents Silver, L&M445, NGC MS 63. Highest graded by grading service, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $3,000-6,000
  • CHINA-CHIHLI 1899 One Dollar Silver, L&M454, NGC MS 65. Highest graded by grading service, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $5,000-10,000
  • CHINA-CHIHLI 1899 50 Cents Silver (shown below), L&M455, NGC MS 64. Highest graded by grading service, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $5,000-10,000

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  • CHINA-FENGTIEN 1898 One Dollar Silver, fireball larger and tail-end wider, L&M471, NGC MS 65. Highest graded by grading service, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $3,000-6,000
  • CHINA-FENGTIEN 1898 50 Cents Silver (shown below), Large-mouthed dragon, L&M473, NGC MS 65. Highest graded by grading service, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $5,000-10,000

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  • CHINA-KIRIN ND(1898) One Dollar Silver, PAO written with ER, L&M510, NGC MS 63. Highest graded coin of this variety, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $1,000-2,000
  • CHINA-KWEICHOW 1928 Auto Dollar Silver (shown below), 2 blades of grass, L&M609, NGC MS 63. Highest graded by grading service, H.F. Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $10,000-20,000

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  • CHINA-HONG KONG 1941 One Cent Bronze (shown above), KM 24,NGC MS 64. Highest graded by grading service, H.F.Bowker East Asia Collection. Estimate: US $5,000-10,000
  • CHINA-EMPIRE 1911 One Dollar Silver, L&M37, Y31, NGC MS 66. Estimate: US $1,000-2,000
  • CHINA-EMPIRE ND(1910) 50 Cents Silver Pattern, L&M25, Y23, NGC MS 67, highest graded. Estimate: US $3,000-6,000

Other Auction Highlights

  • China-Empire 1907 Gold Tael, Kann 1541. NGC MS 61. Chinese Family Collection. Estimate: US $80,000-160,000
  • CHINA-KIRIN 1908 50 Cents Silver, flower basket in center, L&M573, Y182.3, NGC AU 55. Chinese Family Collection. Estimate: US $1,500-3,000
  • CHINA-KWEICHOW 1928 Auto Dollar Silver, a car door with a dot, Y428, L&M609, K757, NGC MS 61, Highest graded coin of this variety. Estimate: US $50,000-100,000
  • CHINA-KWEICHOW 1928 Auto Dollar Silver, 3 blades of grass, Y428, L&M609, K757, NGC AU 58. Highest graded coin of this variety, W&B Capital Collection. Estimate: US $30,000-60,000

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  • CHINA-REPUBLIC 1920 Ni Si-Chong Commemorative Gilded Bronze Medal (shown above), NGC MS 64, NC Collection, Extremely Rare. Estimate: US $10,000-20,000
  • CHINA-KIANGNAN ND(1897) 50 Cents Silver Proof (shown below), reeded edge, Y144, L&M211, K67, NGC SP 67, NGC Highest graded, NC Collection. Estimate: US $150,000-300,000

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  • CHINA-REPUBLIC 1929 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver Pattern (shown above), globe with 2 crossed flags, L&M88, K610, KM-Pn 106, NGC MS 65. Highest graded. NC Collection. Estimate: US $400,000-600,000
  • CHINA-REPUBLIC 1929 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver Pattern (shown below), Made in Italy with A.Motti, L&M91, K614a, KM-Pn 98, NGC MS 63. Estimate: US $90,000-180,000

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  • CHINA-REPUBLIC 1929 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver Pattern, Made in Italy, L&M92, K614, KM-Pn 97, NGC MS 64. Estimate: US $30,000-60,000
  • CHINA ND Duan Zhi Gui Silver Medal, made by Tientsin Mint, 9.1g, 78% Ag and 22% Cu, CCC 716 Var., NGC Medal MS 64, may be unique. Estimate: US $30,000-60,000
  • HONAN 1909 20 Cash NGC XF 40 BN, Rated as one of the 10 rarest Chinese copper patterns, this example one of four known and probably the finest known.
  • ANWEI 1897 Year 23rd Pattern Dollar NGC SP 63. This is one of the rarest dollars of China and one of two coins sold originally in the Otto Beh Chinese Die auction by Kunker Auction.

For more information about the auction, visit cghka.com .

Champion will be at ANA Anaheim Convention August 9-13 at table 559- 561 to answer questions about upcoming auctions and JEAN issue 3. Select auction lots and catalogs will be available at the show.

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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