USD 120000 - 170000
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 Dollar Pattern, Year 3 (1914). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-63 Gold Shield.L&M-72; K-643; KM-Pn32; WS-0166; Wenchao-pg. 534#858 (rarity three stars); Shanghai Museum-Mr. Shi Jiagans collection-pg. 137#633; Sun-III-2-15. Quite pleasantly toned, this EXCEPTIONALLY RARE pattern issue presents stunning beauty through its alluring gunmetal gray surfaces along with a deeper cobalt nature and charming underlying luster. Tied with just three others at this level in the PCGS census, and exceeded by only one example--an MS-64 that was our last offering of this type: our August Hong Kong auction (lot 52090).Vastly different from the adopted type, as this piece features a three-quarters facing portrait of Yuan Shih-kai, rather than the left facing portrait found on the circulation issues. An incredible offering and one which will no doubt elicit a great deal of interest and increased attention from the community.
Ex: Ponterio & Associates Hong Kong Auction December 4, 2010 Lot #1117.