民国十八年东三省造壹圆银样币。 CHINA. Manchurian Provinces. Silver Dollar Pattern, Year 18 (1929). PCGS AU-53.
齿边。重27.30克。意义重大，美不胜收，经典中国机制币谱系中几乎无可匹敌。日期为民国十八年，打铸"东三省"，似是独一无二的私铸，饶有趣味。字面中央圆圈内可见面值"壹圆"，背景为水波纹。第一眼便会让人好奇设计灵感是否源自1907年大清银圆。不但内圈的水波纹与L&M-20的外圈相似，两者更使用了类似的花饰来分隔铭文。另一面採用了象徵国民党的白日图，丝带扎起的梅花枝包围。 浅色包浆，些许琥珀色泽衬托图文。本拍品为鸿禧美术馆《 中国近代金-银币选集》中的图版币，在KM中亦有引述。表面略经精心优化，无损其惊艳品相。独一无二的一枚，如欲完善该系列的收藏，此次是千载难逢的良机。过去三旬此枚在市场上几乎不见踪影，藏家万勿错过。 L&M-Unlisted; K-Unlisted; KM-Pn1 (this coin cited); WS-Unlisted; Chang-CH87 (this coin illustrated; listed as unique); Wenchao-Unlisted.
Reeded edge. Weight: 27.30 gms. Among the pantheon of numismatic icons within the vintage Chinese series, few, if any , offer the level of importance and ABSOLUTE RARITY as does the present lot. Dated the republic s 18th year and citing the three eastern (Manchurian) provinces, this seemingly unique specimen towers above all others with its interesting, privately-produced design. In addition to the aforementioned text, the characters side also presents the denomination (one "yuan") in the middle, where it is set against a central circle with a thatched pattern in the background.
One instantly wonders if the inspiration for this design was taken from the Tai Ch ing Silver Dollar Pattern from the cyclically dated year of 1907 (L&M-20). Not only is this central "thatched" pattern similar to the outer border on the characters side of L&M-20, the two coins also share a similar floral ornament that serves to separate the legend s characters on the left and right. Switching over to the anepigraphic side, one sees the sun pattern symbolic of the Kuomintang party, all within a wreath composed of plum branches, along with their blossoms, bundled together with a ribbon. Lightly toned, with some subtle amber hues accentuating the devices that much more.
Though some slight enhancements to the surfaces have been carefully carried out long in its past, this stunner, plated in Chang (who mentioned its unique nature) and cited in KM, presents an obviously unique opportunity for the connoisseur of the series and whose collection clearly cannot be complete without such a monumental addition. Given its paltry market presence during the past three-plus decades, it is obvious that the present opportunity is one that cannot be missed. Ex: Heritage 351 (6/2004) Lot # 12757. Ex: Goldberg 15 (6/2002) Lot # 225.
Ex: Irving Goodman Collection (Superior - 6/1991) Lot # 1066.