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光绪二十三年奉天省造一圆黄铜样币。"极其稀罕的黄铜试铸样币，省名拼写为""TENG-TIEN""而非""FENG-TIEN""。铸模雕刻精美，设计细节纤毫毕现，铸打精深，双面无一处弱打。精心保存之下，此币至今仍闪烁柔和光泽，无任何可察觉的划痕或瑕疵。唯一可称得上遗憾的地方，是龙面下部有几枚小鏽点状褪色。我司共经手过两枚同款，此枚品相较佳。绝世罕品，拍场稀见，定会为集藏增光添彩。随著对当时的生产工具有新发现，亦为此币带来新的亮点。这些发现包括样币、模具、二元模及一系列来自德国Otto Beh公司的存档制模冲头。在此之前，原始模具用于安徽（此枚）、浙江、奉天、黑龙江和新疆的币制生产仅是猜测。Otto Beh为封蜡及模具的生产专家。到目前为止，已知打样的有银币、银铜币、黄铜币和铝币，但Beh生产的样币不止这些。其模具数量和种类远远超过已知的样币。1895年，路易斯-舒勒（Louis Schuler）从附近格平根（Goppingen）收到了压铸机的订单，并委託奥托-拜赫（Otto Beh）制造模具。在1897年和1898年，Beh为Schuler提供了200多个用于中国硬币的模具，这是当时该公司接到的最大的订单。1839年，舒勒的商店开业，后来发展成为世界上领先的金属成型企业之一，并为上述所提及的造币厂提供了铸币设备。"
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. Fengtien. 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar) Pattern, ND (1897). PCGS SPECIMEN-62+ Gold Shield.L&M-467 var.; K-unlisted; KM-unlisted; cf.WS-0579; Wenchao-unlisted; Shanghai Museum-Mr. Shi Jiagans collection-unlisted; cf. Chang Foundation-54(Aluminum); cf. Sun-I-6-01. An EXTREMELY RARE pattern struck in brass, with the province spelled "TENG-TIEN" rather than "FENG-TIEN". It is skillfully engraved with stunning, razor sharp design detail and a bold strike that has left not the slightest weakness on either side. Soft luster abounds on this carefully stored coin, and it is free of almost any discernible mark or scuff. The only notable defects are some small points of rusty discoloration at the base of the dragon side. Overall, the finest of the two examples that we have seen in this brass composition, and a truly magnificent and important pattern that does not come up for auction often. An instant showpiece for the next collector it enters!The recent discovery of production material shed new light on the creation of this coinage. The findings included patterns, dies, hubs and a series of punches from the archives of the Otto Beh company, Esslingen, Germany. Before this, the origin of the dies used to produce coinage for the provinces of Anhwei, Chekiang, Fengtien, Heilungkiang and Sungarei was only speculated upon. Otto Beh was a specialist in the production of seals and dies. From neighboring Goppingen, Louis Schuler received an order for coining presses in 1895 and commissioned Otto Beh to manufacture the dies. In 1897 and 1898, Beh supplied Schuler with over 200 dies for Chinese coins. At the time, this was the largest order that the company had ever received. Schuler, which started as a Locksmiths shop in 1839, had grown to become one of the worlds leaders in metal forming and in fact supplied the aforementioned mints with coining presses.