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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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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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