Lot:52226  袁世凯像高帽混配龙凤黼黻图戏作币 PCGS UNC Details


拍品分类 机制银币>纪念币>袁世凯像>共和纪念 品相 PCGS UNCDetails
拍品估价 USD 10000 - 20000 成交价 USD 84000
拍卖专场 SBP2019年8月香港-机制币中央 世界钱币 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-08-21 10:00:00 结标日期 2019-08-19 19:00:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 袁世凯像高帽混配龙凤黼黻图戏作币。 极其珍罕的混配戏铸币。一面为袁世凯高帽款一圆(1914/16)正面,另一面为龙凤银币一圆 (1923)正面。几乎所有专家,包括耿爱德、伊文-古德曼、黄华枢的收藏系列中都没有这枚钱币。儘管整体外观悦目,此枚钱币因凤凰尾巴左侧的"121"有擦痕而被评爲details。该擦痕非常细微,非放大镜不能察出,亦因有包浆覆盖而不显突兀。除此轻微瑕疵以外,品相不俗。



CHINA. Silver -- Mint Sport -- Dollar, ND (After 1923). PCGS Genuine--Graffiti, Unc Details Gold Shield. K-Mint sport L; L&M-Mule 906/918 (under mint sports); WS-unlisted; Wenchao-unlisted; China Numismatic Museum-unlisted; Shanghai Museum-Mr. Shi Jiagan s collection-unlisted.

An EXCEEDINGLY RARE mint sport mule struck with a Yuan Shih-kai Tall Hat Dollar (1914/16) obverse combined with a Dragon and Phoenix Pattern Dollar (1923) obverse. A truly fascinating piece missing from nearly all advanced collections of Chinese coins such as Edward Kann, Irving Goodman and Wa She Wong just to name a few. While entirely pleasant in hand, this piece received the details designation due to an old institution number "121" that is lightly scratched just to the left of the Phoenix s tail; it however is barely detectable without the aid of magnification and has long since toned over matching with the rest of the coin.

Despite its shortcomings, a highly attractive survivor with flashy surfaces displaying lovely old envelope tone that combines golden, russet, blue and purple hues. The opportunity to acquire such a magnificent oddity from the Chinese series does not present itself often and as such, consideration should be taken very seriously from potential bidders. We do note a mint sport of a similar combination that we sold in our Hong Kong auction of the "Q. David Bowers Collection" Lot # 40307, which hammered for an impressive $20,000.

More frequently encountered, that issue mated the obverse die of a Yuan Shih-kai Year 3 20 Cents with a Dragon and Phoenix 20 Cents and was struck in copper. We expect to see serious competition from collectors to see who will own this mint sport trophy. The only place we were able to locate just a mention of this type is in Edward Kann s masterpiece "Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins" on page 446 letter L under mint sports, it was one that he had seen, but did not own. Admittedly, Kann states that most of the mint sports are the product of government minting facilities using official dies such as the present example. Since supervision was often lax and discipline of mint employees was poor, this accounts for the illegal manufacture in the minting establishments using genuine steel dies.

From the Mas Fera Collection.