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China Long Whisker Pattern Dollar 1911

China Long Whisker Pattern Dollar 1911

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Struck in silver, this is the rare first variation of the "dragon in clouds" style with smaller more robust characters and blunt floral leaves. This type is referred to as the "ordinary obverse" as the characters resemble the later adopted standard design 1911 Empire Dollar. 
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Stunning French Indo-China Piastre

Stunning French Indo-China Piastre

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

These coins were produced for sale at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 (Paris World's Fair) and had a mintage of 100 pieces. The Exposition Universelle remains one of the best known World's Fairs for its iconic entrance arch; the Eiffel Tower (which was not entirely completed but still open to the public). 
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Interesting Online Session Highlight Kirin “10 Cashes”

Interesting Online Session Highlight Kirin “10 Cashes”

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

There is still time to participate in the Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction, as our online session is still open for bids. The session will begin to close on Monday, April 6th at 8:30 PM PST. There are many treasures to be found within this session, so be sure to browse. One of the standout pieces from this portion of the sale is an interesting Kirin 10 “Cashes” piece.

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Exceptional Wu Hsu Kiangnan Dollar with Circlet-Like Scales on Dragon

Exceptional Wu Hsu Kiangnan Dollar with Circlet-Like Scales on Dragon

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The time has come! Our Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is just a few days away. This sale contains a vast array of numismatic rarities and stellar collectible items. Today we highlight a gem piece from the Kiangnan Province. 
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2004 Gold 2000 Yuan Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Deng Xiaoping

2004 Gold 2000 Yuan Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Deng Xiaoping

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to offer a gold 2000 Yuan coin commemorating the birth of Deng Xiaoping in our April 2015 Hong Kong auction. Struck in 2004 to commemorate the centennial of the birth of Communist leader, Deng Xiaoping, the 5-ounce gold coin had a reported mintage of 600 pieces. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Rare 1994 12-ounce Gold Panda Highlights the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Session of Modern Chinese Coins

Rare 1994 12-ounce Gold Panda Highlights the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Session of Modern Chinese Coins

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

With an original authorized mintage of 99 pieces, from the onset, the 1994 12-ounce gold panda 1,000 Yuan was destined to be an important rarity in the modern Chinese series. Lot 12040 in the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Sale is the only one graded by PCGS, and among three examples that have been certified by either NGC or PCGS. 
Author: Greg Cohen
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Long Whisker 1911 Pattern Empire Dollar

Long Whisker 1911 Pattern Empire Dollar

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our April Hong Kong Showcase Auction previews continue with this lovely and rare pattern Silver Dollar from the final period of the Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. The Central Mint in Tientsin minted a multitude of coinage types in the later portion of the Empire, in an attempt to unify the currency system of China. 
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Extremely Rare 1900 Kiangnan 3 Mace 6 Candareens

Extremely Rare 1900 Kiangnan 3 Mace 6 Candareens

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist & Cataloger and Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is now live! The entirety of the sale can now be previewed online, complete with full lot descriptions and high-resolution images. This week’s preview lot is an especially rare provincial issue, a Kiangnan 1900 3 Mace 6 Candareens.
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