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Ministry of Agriculture, Industry & Commerce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Medals in Silver, Ex: Kann Collection

Ministry of Agriculture, Industry & Commerce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Medals in Silver, Ex: Kann Collection

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is already building up to be an impressive sale. For our first preview we offer a set of medals from the final years of the Ching government that are rarely seen at auction. These lovely medals bear an illustrious pedigree, that of renowned Sinologue, Eduard Kann.
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Magnificent Reversed Dragon Specimen Pattern Dollar

Magnificent Reversed Dragon Specimen Pattern Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our prestigious D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I is set to cross the auction block this upcoming Tuesday, May 19th! The following day, Wednesday the 20th, Stacks Bowers will offer at auction an impressive array of U.S. coins, U.S. currency, philatelic items and world coins. Both sales can be viewed here
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Rare Pei Yang Tael with Beautiful Toning

Rare Pei Yang Tael with Beautiful Toning

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is very excited to offer some exceptional vintage Chinese and other world coins as a part of our Rarities Night auction on May 20th. This is sure to be an exciting sale with an incredible lineup of numismatic rarities. The entire Rarities Night auction can be viewed here, and this impressive Pei Yang Tael can be viewed here

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Specimen Sun Yat-sen Memento Ten Cent

Specimen Sun Yat-sen Memento Ten Cent

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Sun Yat-sen was born in 1866 to a poor peasant family in the south of China, near Macau. His elder brother left China seeking work in Hawaii, and Sun Yat-sen followed him at the age of 12. Honolulu offered Sun Yat-sen an opportunity to learn English and receive religious education at an Anglican Church School. Upon returning to China, he studied in Hong Kong, officially converted to Christianity and married. 
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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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Qing Dynasty Gold Medal for the Establishment of the Foochow Arsenal

Qing Dynasty Gold Medal for the Establishment of the Foochow Arsenal

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s preview for the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a remarkable gold medal from the Qing Dynasty. This historically important medal is from a series of medals (in gold and silver) honoring foreign advisors who assisted the Qing government in constructing and maintaining an arsenal, shipyard and naval academy at Foochow. 
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Extremely Rare Chihli Province “Pei Yang” Tael, Tied for Finest Certified

Extremely Rare Chihli Province “Pei Yang” Tael, Tied for Finest Certified

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

For our Hong Kong Showcase Auction highlight we feature a coin that is a classic Chinese numismatic rarity. This coin represents one of a few attempts made by the Chinese Imperial government to institute a standard coinage system based on the Tael, while simultaneously circulating with the coinage system based on the foreign denomination of dollars (7 Mace 2 Candareens) and cents.
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Extremely Rare 1900 Peking Mint Pattern Dollar

Extremely Rare 1900 Peking Mint Pattern Dollar

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

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio world coin team is very proud of the large range of collectible material and outstanding rarities to be offered in our April Hong Kong Showcase Auction. The Peking series of coinage is easily one of, if not the rarest of all Imperial era machine struck coin series and, although restrikes exist, they too are quite rare. 
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