CHINA. Kweichow. 50 Cents, Year 38 (1949). NGC AU-58.
EXTREMELY RARE 1949 Greek Border Kweichow 50 Cent
Ex: Irving Goodman Collection; Ex: Eduard Kann Collection
L&M-614 (plate coin); K-758I (this coin); Y-432 (plate coin); WS-1114 (plate coin); Top Chinese Coins-pg. 129 (plate coin); Wenchao-pg. 668#1066 rarity five stars (plate coin). This issue is described in Kann as scarce, citing this example in his own 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 “50” is encircled by thirty-two small “50’s” in a circular border between the denomination and the Greek border. Effectively the reverse of the coin is denominated thirty-three 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 slate hued tone with some mossy highlights. 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: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00
Pedigree: From the W&B Capital Collection; Ex: Superior Galleries June 1991 Auction lot#1128 “The Irving Goodman Collection of Chinese Coinage”; Ex: Schulman Coin & Mint Inc. June 1971 Auction lot #918 “The Eduard Kann Collection, Coins of China”.
PCGS # 792054
古德曼 / 耿愛德舊藏