USD 90000 - 120000
孙像三帆民国18年壹圆意大利签字 NGC SP 66
民国十八年孙中山像背三帆一圆银币。意大利签字版。罗马造币厂样币。 齿边，极罕，甚至独一无二的一枚。空白处底板无任何磨损，丝滑银光。整体呈霜白色，图文铸打深峻，完整逼真。此枚细节完好的样币，几近完美，定将引起藏家激烈竞投。帆船一圆样币中最重要的一枚。1929年中国财政部决定以孙中山肖像设计新国币。计有世界著名的义大利、日本、英国、美国及奥地利五厂送样币稿，此为义大利所送的两种形式之一，另一款是去除罗马造币厂厂记(R)及雕刻师之签名(A. MOTTI. INC.)。虽然设计没有採用，但正面肖像后来由费城造币厂总雕刻师辛诺克重制，使用在1932年发行的孙像帆船三鸟银币上。"A. MOTTI. INC." 是罗马造币厂总雕刻师Attilio Motti。
CHINA. Silver Dollar Pattern, Year 18 (1929)-R. Rome Mint. NGC SATIN FINISH SPECIMEN-66. cf.L&M-91; cf.K-614a; cf.KM-Pn98; cf.WS-0136a; cf.Wenchao-pg. 568#916 (rarity three stars); cf.Shanghai Museum-Mr. Shi Jiagans collection-pg. 128#600; cf.Sun-III-4-04. Finely reeded edge, EXTREMELY RARE and possibly UNIQUE.
The wide open spaces in the fields are completely free of even the most minuscule abrasion, with expansive flowing satin luster. Superb frosty white coloration complemented with a strike producing devices which are nearly photographic in their completeness. Taken together, these details raise this pattern to a pinnacle of near-perfection, one that should bring great bidding interest.One of the most important patterns in the Junk Dollar series and purporting itself not be produced in China, but in Italy as the edges and finish are completely different than normally seen. In 1929, the Chinese Ministry of Finance ordered a new design for the then proposed Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dollar. Patterns were submitted from five of the worlds leading mints: Italy, Japan, England, United States and Austria. This represents the first of the two Italian proposals, the later being identical save for the omission of the Rome mintmark (R) and engravers name (A. MOTTI. INC.). Although Mottis initial design was rejected, the obverse design was later modified by John Sinnock, the chief engraver of Philadelphia Mint. This portrait served as the basic model for what was eventually used to produce circulation struck Dr. Sun Yat-sen Junk Dollars in 1932. Dies signed "A. MOTTI. INC.", Attilio Motti was Chief-engraver of the Rome mint.
Ex: W&B Capital Collection.
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