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丙午光绪年造大清金币库平一两金样币。天津造币厂制。 (t) CHINA. Gold K uping Tael Pattern, CD (1906). Tientsin Mint. Kuang-hsu (Guangxu). NGC MS-61.
大云。光边。藏家不懈追求，金铸发行，常为资深集藏中耀眼之最。币面金光闪闪，间见橄榄黄色点缀。图文整体完美呈现设计的精妙之处，笔划挺拔有力，龙身巍然耸立，跃然欲出。 清代光绪三十二年户部下令在天津造币厂铸造。百分之九十八纯金制样币。从未流通过。一两金币的流通未能在市面上实行是由于中国一直採取用银币为本位以致黄金储备不足。 L&M-1023; Fr-1; K-1540; KM-Pn301; WS-0006; Chang p. 22, 5; Wenchao-8 (rarity: ★★★★).
Type with large cloud/plain edge. A type not often encountered, and one that generate immense enthusiasm when it is, this EXCEPTIONALLY RARE and lofty pattern issue in gold serves as a crowning jewel for any advanced cabinet fortunate enough to acquire it. The surfaces offer a great vibrancy of brilliance paired with a pleasing olive-yellow nature imparted unto the gold. Meanwhile, the design displays the elegant craftsmanship utilized in the preparation of the dies, with sharp, crisp calligraphy observed in the characters and an undoubted lifelike appearance leaping forth from the imperial dragon.
This large gold issue was created in 1906 by the Ministry of Revenue at the Tientsin Mint during the 32nd year of the reign of Kuang-hsu. Struck in 98% pure gold and on an experimental basis, these pattern-only issues made their way into full production. The plans to issue gold coinage in units of one Tael for circulation never materialized, however, due to China s lack of gold reserves along with their de facto adoption of the silver standard, meaning that these specimens were never released into circulation.