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CHINA. Gold Kuping Tael Pattern, CD (1906). Tientsin Mint. PCGS Genuine--Rim Damage, Unc Details Gold Shield.
光边。金质版存世寥寥无几，绝对是中国 20 世纪中最具象徵意义的代表之一。正面设计高雅，云绕龙身；反面铭文雕刻细腻。币面光滑，轻微经手痕迹，币缘几近无损，仅于反面的左上方边缘有一磕碰痕，与细节评分相符。通体浅金色，币缘处有一丝橘色光彩，整体品相更为动人。瑕不掩瑜，好品难得，不容错过。清代光绪三十二年户部下令在天津造币厂铸造。百分之九十八纯金制样币。从未流通过。一两金币的流通未能在市面上实行是由于中国一直採取用银币为本位以致黄金储备不足。
Fr-1; L&M-1023; K-1540; KM-Pn301; Wenchao-pg. 46#8 (rarity four stars); Chang Foundation-pg. 22#5. Plain edge. This gold issue, struck in several iterations, is one of the iconic Chinese rarities of the early 20th Century. The elegant obverse design features the imperial dragon surrounded by clouds, while the reverse exhibits finely engraved calligraphy. The smooth surfaces show gentle signs of handling while the rims remain mostly intact, save for an edge bump on the reverse in the upper left quadrant accounting for the details designation. Pervasive pale gold color with hints of orange patina near the edges offers a pleasing appearance to this seldom encountered type. Despite its shortcomings, this wholesome survivor is sure to stand as a great representative of the type.This large gold issue was created in 1906 by the Ministry of Revenue at the Tientsin mint during the 32nd year of the reign of Guang Xu. Struck in 98% pure gold on an experimental basis, these pattern-only issues made it into full production. Never released into circulation, the plans to issue gold coinage in units of one Tael for circulation never materialized due to Chinas lack of gold reserves along with their defacto adoption of the silver standard.
From the Pinnacle Collection.