CHINA. Kweichow. 20 Cents, Year 38 (1949). NGC MS-61.
EXTREMELY RARE 1949 Greek Border Kweichow 20 Cent
Ex: Irving Goodman Collection; Ex: Eduard Kann Collection
L&M-615 (plate coin); K-758II (this coin); Y-431 (plate coin); WS-1115 (plate coin); Top Chinese Coins-pg. 129 (plate coin); Wenchao-pg. 668#1067 rarity four stars (plate coin). This issue is described in Kann as scarce, the author notes in 1953 that this specimen was the only known example of this coin, belonging to his own personal collection. An EXTREMELY RARE and important subsidiary coinage dated Year 38 (1949), considered to be the fractional counterpart of the famous “Bamboo Dollar”. Struck from well executed dies bearing a Greek border on both sides. The reverse bearing the large denomination “20” is encircled by twenty-seven small “20’s” in a circular border between the denomination and the Greek border. Effectively the reverse of the coin is denominated twenty-eight times. This coin is the highest graded by either PCGS or NGC. This piece shows exquisite detail in addition to its extreme rarity, exhibiting a subtle and lovely rose hued tone with some slightly darker areas. Truly a magnificent coin that will enhance the new collection it calls home, and elevating it to a legendary status.
Of the utmost rarity and importance with an impeccable lineage of pedigrees.
Estimate: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Pedigree: From the W&B Capital Collection; Ex: Superior Galleries June 1991 Auction lot #1129 "The Irving Goodman Collection of Chinese Coinage"; Ex: Schulman Coin & Mint Inc. June 1971 Auction lot #919 "The Eduard Kann Collection, Coins and China".
PCGS # 792052
古德曼 / 耿愛德舊藏