1901-C年英国贸易银元站洋壹圆银币。加尔各答铸币厂。后铸币。 GREAT BRITAIN. Trade Dollar, 1901-C. Calcutta Mint (although likely struck in London). Victoria. NGC PROOF-60. 闪闪生辉，光可鑑人，精制打铸，细节完好无缺。备受欢迎的系列，极罕，令人印象深刻。虽然本编目员无法找到其他类似的重铸银币，但至少有一些已知的后铸银币是1921 年孟买造币厂铸造的，其中最近的一枚NGC PROOF-63 在2015 年以26,000 美元的价格落槌。据称，在 20 世纪 60 年代 Spink & Son 重新后铸。与此同时，亦有一些相类似的黄金后铸，同样珍罕非常。出自默多克和法鲁克收藏的，与本品相同，铸币厂和日期均为 1901 年左右。虽然起源不明，无容置疑，此拍品为资深收藏家提供了绝佳的入藏机会，如此珍品难以短时间内在公开拍卖中再遇。 cf. KM-T5 (for prototype); cf. Mars-BTD1 (same); cf. Prid-12 (same). A colossal titan within a vastly popular series, this proof striking is EXTREMELY RARE. While proofs (or restrikes thereof, for that matter) are quite rare from this series, those bearing the "C" mintmark of Calcutta are far rarer, bordering on unknown. Exceptionally well made, this example showcases refined reflectivity in the fields and elegant crispness within the designs. The rims, often put in focus for issues emanating from India, are sharply brought up and squared off, with no evidence of pre-strike filing or adjustments. The surfaces remain almost fully brilliant, with some moderate hairlines that determine the grade, but are of only minor impact on the visual appearance.While labeled as a restrike by NGC, there seems to be no definitive evidence that categorizes this piece as an original or restrike, therefore the known facts are worthy of consideration. First, it is known that proofs from the British Trade Dollar series were struck nearly contemporaneously to their initial manufacture. Evidence of this exists in the auction of John G. Murdoch in July of 1903. In that auction, there were proofs recorded of the following dates: [Gold: 1895, 1896 (2), 1897 (2), 1898, 1899 (2), 1900, 1901 (2), 1902 (2)] [Silver: 1895 (2), 1896 (2), 1897 (2), 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901 (2), and 1902 (2)]. While the Murdoch catalog does not go into specifics on mints, the 2001 sale by Noble Numismatics (of Australia) of a gold 1901-C that was provenanced to the Murdoch collection (and later Farouk) proves that "C" mint examples were, in fact, made as "originals." It is also worth noting that Pridmores mentioning of proofs, especially in gold, diminish after 1902, coinciding with the year of Murdochs death. As such, it is a reasonable conclusion that Murdoch was chiefly, or even solely responsible for commissioning such proofs, with the practice largely being discontinued after his patronage. Concerning restrikes from the series at large, there is little written on the specifics thereof, however several auction records for restrike proofs of the key 1921 and 1935 dates exist. One of those citations mentions the restriking to have been done by Spink in the 1960s, however, weve seen references to no other dates. Whether original or restrike, its clear that all proofs from this series are elusive, with the offering of a "C" mint example presenting a tremendous opportunity for the advanced collector in the series, and one that will not likely be seen again anytime soon.