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宣统三年大清银币 "长鬚龙配普通版" 一圆样币。天津造币厂。极罕，此枚为张璜著作之《中国银圆及银两币目录》图版原品。NGC及PCGS中均获唯一最高评分。"长鬚龙配普通版" ，不同于其他1911年样币。反面"普通版"的设计与大清"龙在云"一圆设计相同，常列待收藏项目的前茅，许多知名收藏家包括古德曼、鸿禧美术馆及诺曼雅各斯都未能蒐得此品。此枚珍品铭文峻拔，图文刀削斧凿，币面丝滑。正面有轻浅诱人的环形色泽，反面斑驳包浆。风范极致的一枚，乃中国及世界钱币藏家的不懈追求。★★★Luigi Giorgi先生于1910-20年于天津造币厂担任首席设计及雕刻师。他的设计成品卓越，多以细腻、艺术感丰富驰名。他的杰作包括1911年大清一圆样币(L&M-28 至35A)、民国三年袁世凯样币 (L&M-67 至73)，及其他银及铜元。他的部分设计被採用及大量发行，首选1911年"龙在云中"大清一圆及民国三年袁世凯一圆。Giorgi先生有幸能被赏识为晚清设计钱币发行，并引用至民国时期，影响深远。
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CHINA. Silver Long-Whisker Dragon Dollar Pattern, Year 3 (1911). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-65 Gold Shield.L&M-29; K-223b; KM-Pn306; H. Chang-CH28 (plate coin); Wenchao-108; K. Shih-B7-1; Shanghai Museum/Mr. Shi Jiagans Collection-67; Shanghai Museum-595; WS-Unlisted; Chang Foundation-Unlisted; Han Collection-Unlisted; Hsu-Unlisted; China Numismatic Museum-Unlisted. By L. Giorgi. The single finest certified of the type at either NGC or PCGS, this large characters variety, known as the "ordinary reverse," is slightly different from other 1911 pattern dollars. An EXTREMELY RARE pattern with the adopted reverse design--the same as used on the on the standard "dragon in the clouds" imperial dollar.
A fantastic rarity missing from most of the significant collections of Chinese coins--private or institutions--such as the famous Irving Goodman, Dr. Norman Jacobs, and Chang Foundation collections. The piece exhibits a needle sharp strike with crisp, well defined devices, blocked off characters, and smooth surfaces. A light, delicate patina graces the peripheries of the obverse while the reverse displays a lightly mottled tone. A magnificent representative of the type that is certain to pique the interest of the connoisseur of Chinese coins, world crowns, or pattern issues.
The head of the Central Mint at Tientsin, Mr. Luigi Giorgi, served as head designer and chief-engraver from 1910-20. His many works are of outstanding quality, done in fine style, and are highly artistic. Examples of his work include all of the 1911 pattern dollars (L&M-28 through 35A), the 1910 silver dollars and subsidiary denominations (L&M-24 through 27), the 1914 Yuan Shih-kai patterns (L&M-67 through 73), as well as various other silver and copper issues. Several of his pattern designs were adopted and placed into full production with two of the most widely recognized motifs in Chinese numismatics being the 1911 "dragon in the clouds" imperial dollar and the 1914 Yuan Shih-kai dollar. Mr. Giorgi had the privilege of designing and creating the last Chinese Imperial issue which saw use well into the Republic.
Ex: Wa She Wong Collection (Stacks Bowers - 12/2010) Lot # 27.
Ex: Kann Collection.