USD 180000 - 220000
On September 1, 2019, the United States enacted new tariffs on collectors items of Chinese origin, including bullion and numismatic coins and banknotes. This lot was manufactured in China and was sourced from outside the United States for this auction after the tariffs were enacted. Accordingly, any client who wishes to take delivery of this item within the United States will be subject to a 7.5% import tariff plus a processing fee of 0.3464% (minimum $26.79 / maximum $519.76). Please note, this is not, and is not intended to be, a complete description of the applicable import tariffs and buyer remains fully liable for and agrees to promptly pay all tariffs and fees relating to the import of these items into the United States and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor will have any responsibility to pay any applicable tariffs or fees. Please consult your tax adviser with any questions.Furthermore, any lots subject to an import tariff will be shipped directly from our Hong Kong offices and shipments to the United States will be subject to our international shipping chart.
CHINA. Silver 50 Cents Pattern, Year 3 (1911). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-63 Gold Shield.L&M-39; K-228; KM-Y-30; WS-0047; Wenchao-pg. 138 #121 (rarity three stars). VERY RARE. Like many of the 1911 pattern issues, this proposed design was never adopted for mass production due to the outbreak of the Xinhai revolution ending two thousand years of imperial rule in China. Instantly recognizable as a very special coin, the care with which it was prepared and the resulting product are outstanding. The finely engraved and intricate design features of the dragon have such a sharp and deep strike, that the beast has taken on a three dimensional appearance. With an incuse swirl fireball, the dragon looks as if he is poised to leap right off the surface of the coin! A very pleasing to the eye example with much visual appeal and desirability displaying rich old mottled cabinet patina with plenty of luster flash, clearly an example which sat for a prolonged period of time undisturbed.
Ex: Cherrywood Collection.