CHINA. Silvered Bronze Uniface Cent Trail, ND (ca. 1895). Soho (Birmingham) Mint. NGC Unc Details--Corrosion.
1895年银铜单面试铸币。苏活（伯明翰）造币厂。斯维尼-Adv 22。斑点或腐蚀非常少，<strong>非常稀罕</strong>有趣的试铸，通体呈现令人愉悦的钢灰及琥珀色。与另一枚相比，评级较低为PCGS SPECIMEN-62，但在2019年11月以超过2,900美元的价格落槌。有关其他信息，请参考网上的描述。(t) CHINA. Silvered Bronze Uniface Cent Trail, ND (ca. 1895). Soho (Birmingham) Mint. NGC Unc Details--Corrosion.Sweeny-Adv 22; Wright-E1. The noted spots or corrosion are quite trivial, and this <strong>VERY RARE</strong> and interesting trial presents a pleasing steely gray-amber hue throughout. Compare to a seemingly inferior example, though graded PCGS SPECIMEN-62, that realized a total of over $2,900 in November 2019.<p><em>According to numismatic author and researcher Richard N.J. Wright in his work </em>The Modern Coinage of China 1866-1949: The Evidence in Western Archives<em> he discusses a letter from the Birmingham mint from 1977. Here in full is the passage pertaining to these issues: "Information furnished by The Birmingham Mint in 1977 indicates that E1 and E2 were somehow involved with the production of dies or presses for the China in 1895, although certain specific points in that 1977 letter are questionable in the light of other factual information. It is the authors opinion that both may have been produced in the course of demonstrating that dollar presses ordered by China performed to specification. The mating of these particular obverse and reverse dies would seem to support such a conclusion." </em><p><em>It is also interesting to note that in his book "A Numismatic History of the Birmingham Mint", author James O. Sweeny lists these among several other distinctly Chinese issues as advertising pieces struck at the Birmingham Mint. </em><p><p><p>