CHINA. Hubei Yuanbao. Provincial Large Ingots. Silver 50 Tael Ingot, Year 25 (1820). Emperor Jiaqing (Renzong). Graded "AU-55+" by GBCA. Weight: 1883.8 gms. Two vertical stamps, reading "Jia Qing Er Shi Wu Nian" and "Liu Yue" (25th year of Jiaqing, 6th month = June 1820), the variable numeric characters in each having been engraved rather than stamped; two horizontal stamps, reading "Ma Cheng Xian" and "Yong Ning Hao" (Macheng County, Yongning bank). The stamps are well applied and clear with good definition of the characters making identification easy. The face displays light to medium grey tone while the outer surfaces exhibit a rich slate patina with a nice iridescent sheen. A highly attractive example of the type with good eye appeal. On September 1, 2019, the United States enacted new tariffs on collectors items manufactured in China. Accordingly, all buyers in forthcoming Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auctions who wish to have any Chinese manufactured item delivered within the United States will be subject to these tariffs.Furthermore, as a result of the new tariffs, all orders will be shipped directly from our Hong Kong offices and shipments to the United States will be subject to our international shipping chart.