USD 40000 - 60000
CHINA. Silver Dollar Pattern, Year 3 (1914). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-58 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. This wholesome and attractive pattern-only issue features the expressive portrait of Yuan Shih-kai in military attire, and presents signs of being gently handled long ago. The surfaces are relatively smooth with only minor abrasions and nicks as one would expect to see from the designated grade, but are hardly a distraction. The delicate, lightly mottled patina adds to its pleasing appearance, offering much originality and good eye appeal that is sure to catch the attention of collectors seeking out pleasant looking pieces.This pattern issue of the proposed design is vastly different from the adopted type for the 1914 Yuan Shih-kai Dollar of Year 3 (1914) [L&M-63], as this piece features a three-quarters facing portrait of Yuan Shih-kai, rather than the left facing portrait found on the circulation issues.
From the Pinnacle Collection.