Rare NGC-certified Chinese Vintage Coins Featured in Hong Kong Sale

Posted on 5/17/2021

A Chinese silver dollar from the early 1900s is a highlight in the Spink May auction.

Several Chinese vintage coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) are offered in Spink’s Numismatic Collectors’ Series sale. Online bidding for auctions 62A and 62B is currently underway and concludes on May 22-25, 2021.

A highlight in the sale is a China 1914 Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 65 (auction 62A, lot 641), with an estimate of HK$200,000 to HK$500,000 (about $25,800 to $64,400 USD). It features a portrait of Yuan Shih-kai, who led China from 1912 until his death in 1916. Shortly before he died, he declared himself emperor but was quickly forced to abdicate, leaving a fragmented political system.

China 1914 Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 65
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Other NGC-graded coins in the sale include:

  • a China YR17(1928) Auto Dollar graded NGC Fine Details (auction 62A, lot 429), with an estimate of HK$100,000 to HK$150,000 (about $12,900 to $19,300 USD)
  • a group of 14 coins, including China, Hong Kong 1976-1987 Gold $1,000 Lunar Horoscope Animals as well as 1975 and 1986 Royal Visit Gold $1,000, graded NGC MS 64, NGC MS 66, two graded NGC MS 67, two graded NGC MS 68, seven graded NGC MS 69 and NGC UNC Details (auction 62B, lot 1361), with an estimate of HK$90,000 to HK$120,000 (about $11,600 to $15,400 USD)
  • a China 1901 Silver Dollar graded NGC AU 55 (auction 62A, lot 417), with an estimate of HK$75,000 to HK$100,000 (about $9,600 to $12,900 USD)
  • a China, Hong Kong 1866 50 Cents graded NGC AU 58 (auction 62B, lot 1343), with an estimate of HK$70,000 to $100,000 (about $9,000 to $12,900 USD)
  • a China 1904 Kiangnan Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 65 (auction 62A, lot 404), with an estimate of HK$60,000 to $HK72,000 (about $7,700 to $9,200 USD)
  • a Sarawak AH1247 (1841) Copper Keping Token Coinage graded NGC AU 53 BN (auction 62B, lot 1120A), with an estimate of HK$40,000 to HK$60,000 (about $5,100 to $7,700 USD)
  • a China YR3 (1911) Silver Dollar graded NGC UNC Details (auction 62A, lot 355), with an estimate of HK$30,000 to HK$50,000 (about $3,900 to $6,400 USD)

All estimates are provided by the auction house.

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