USD 60000 - 80000
光绪年造户部丙午中字壹两 PCGS SP 63
此样币设计迷人，别具魅力，图文赏心悦目，通体闪烁淡淡的酒红色包浆，加深字体轮廓。现存品相较佳的一枚，注定是一流的收藏，值得资深藏家关注。最近我们经手的一枚此版别拍品出自Mas Fera Collection，于我司2019年8月香港拍卖会以$85,000的价格成交（编号#52123，同获PCGS SPECIMEN-63）。据鸿禧美术馆图录及董文超《中国历代金银货币通览》介绍，此款币上可见模具轻微鏽蚀的明显痕迹，因此容易判定是以原模重铸。它们从未正式量产，其版式却影响了1908年发行之一两。据光绪三十四年九月皇帝旨意，这套一两至一钱套币将代替原有的七钱二分银币体系发行。但由于多个省份持反对意见，光绪帝又在颁旨一个月后即驾崩，这套银币仅有极少数流入市场，流通者也多被召回。
CHINA. Silver Tael Pattern Restrike, CD (1906). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-63 Gold Shield. L&M-16; K-934; KM-Pn300; WS-0021; Wenchao-85 (rarity four stars).
An appealing and exceptionally alluring design, this vibrant and unrivaled pattern issue presents a light burgundy tone shimmering throughout, only augmenting its character. One of the better examples extant, this piece deserves the utmost focus and attention from the most serious of collectors, as its destined for a first rate collection. The most recent offering of this type which we presented, emanating from the Mas Fera Collection, realized a hammer of $85,000 in our August 2019 Hong Kong auction (lot # 52123, also a PCGS SPECIMEN-63).
As outlined in Chang Foundation and Wenchao, these are easily identifiable as restrikes from original dies due to the apparent light die rust. A short lived issue that never made its way into full production, but would influence the eventual standard design of the 1908 Imperial issues with only slight modifications to the reverse design of the Tael. By order of Imperial decree of the 9th Moon of the 34th Year of Kuang Hsu states that the Tael coin and its subsidiaries were to prevail over the 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar). Due to dissenting provinces and the Emperor dying a month after the Imperial order, this new Tael series failed to take a foothold and the limited pieces that made their way into circulation had to be withdrawn.
From the MBMY Collection.
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