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Dazzling Year 34 Chihli Specimen Dollar The ONLY Specimen Seen by PCGS!

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

Author: Ben Mahaffey / Monday, November 22, 2021 / Categories: Coins In Motion Highlight of the Week

Stack's Bowers Galleries is presenting a December 2021 Hong Kong Auction that features some incredible Asian rarities, including a Chinese 1908 silver dollar. This example is the only piece that PCGS has graded as a Specimen, thus designated as this rarity is normally not seen with such reflective surfaces and sharp details. This PCGS grade and the attractive toning seen on the coin make the estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 seem very reasonable.​


Coins in Motion seeks to enable collectors, bidders, and consignors to accurately appreciate how Stack's Bowers Galleries coins look in hand. Ultra-high resolution animations depict how luster moves over the coin's surfaces, while the rotating motion allows for any possible imperfections to be revealed. Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to have acquired Coins in Motion. To view our YouTube Playlist dedicated to Coins in Motion, click here. Videos are added weekly. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more updates here.