Lot:60452  光绪年造庚子京局制造三钱六分 NGC MS 63

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拍品分类 机制银币>大清中央>光绪年造>庚子京局制造>三钱六分 品相 NGC MS63
拍品估价 USD 25000 - 35000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2019年3月香港-古钱 金银锭 机制币 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-03-26 10:00:00 结标日期 2019-03-26 19:00:00 拍卖状态 预展
拍品描述 庚子京局製造光绪元宝三钱六分银币样币后製。NGC仅评出两枚,此为最高分,PCGS未评有同款。极其稀罕,由原模重铸。京局製币可以説是所有晚清机製币中最珍稀的品类,即便重铸款也凤毛麟角。本款铸造于1900庚子年,原计划铸出后与已投入使用的各省份龙洋同时流通。币模製于英国,运至北京后由京局製出少量光边试铸币,并在币缘鎸刻编码。

关于试铸后的历史走向,不同参考文献记载有少许出入,但对以下过程的记录基本重合:在1900-01年的义和拳乱中,仅开设两年左右的京局遭义和团损毁,混乱中,一名工人设法保存了一套币模(一説五件,一説四件)。此后,这套币模几经易手,由上海某币商所得。

据多数史料记载,这名币商在民国中期用此模铸造了少量钱币,是为重铸版。重铸版为齿边,表面带有模具生鏽造成的点蚀,与本拍品特徵一致。这枚钱币设计独具特色,与同时期其他龙洋迥异,倒与1911年版"飞龙在云"有异曲同工之妙。正面仅边缘包浆,背面包浆轻薄,罕见版别,定能引发激烈竞投。

CHINA. Silver 3 Mace 6 Candareens (50 Cents) Pattern Restrike, CD (1900). NGC MS-63。L&M-7a; K-234; WS-0011; Wenchao-74 (rarity four stars); Shanghai Museum-Mr. Shi Jiagans collection-pg. 9#33; cf.Chang Foundation-23; cf.Sun-I-13-05. Tied for finest certified with only one other example at NGC, none are listed on the PCGS population report. A VERY RARE Peking (Beijing) mint series restrike from original dies. The Peking series of coinage is easily one of, if not the rarest of all Imperial era machine struck coin series, and although the restrikes exist they too are quite rare. Initiated in 1900 as a central mint series and was intended to circulate alongside the provincial dragon coinage. The dragon coinage had been the normal currency throughout most of China for roughly the preceding twelve years. The dies were prepared in England and sent to the Peking mint where a small number of denomination sets were struck with plain edges and incised serial numbers on the edge. After this initial striking, references on the fate of the Peking series start to diverge slightly, but all of them seem to agree on the following series of events. During the chaos of the Boxer Rebellion (1900-01) the Peking mint was destroyed after only about two years of operation, and a set of dies (accounts differ, some say it was a full set of five dies some say it was only four dies) were "saved" by a worker there. From here the dies were sold, traded and passed through a few sets of hands before landing in the hands of a coin dealer in Shanghai. This dealer began striking small quantities of restrike sets and by most accounts up through about the middle of the Republic era. The restrikes are identified by their reeded edges and pitting that is evident on the surface from rusty areas on the dies, as we can see in various spots on this piece. A handsome and dynamic design which is quite different from other dragon coinage of the time and is similar in form to the later "dragon in clouds" design of 1911. A lovely example with attractive peripheral tone on the obverse while the reverse has only a thin veneer of tone. Seldom encountered and certain to see spirited bidding.

Provenance: Ex: Stack's Bowers & Ponterio Hong Kong auction August 15, 2016 Lot # 62033 where is hammered for $30,000.