USD 1200 - 1600
乙巳吉林省造光绪元宝七钱二分银币。 点状省及光。满文间无点。锐利的中央设计，铭文略为弱打，高铸处均匀磨损。过去曾经清洗，现被丰富斑驳的五彩包浆所覆盖。正面更像是鸽子灰色，在高点展现更明亮的色彩，图文间有棕褐包浆飞溅，环形略带虹彩色调。反面中心的香槟色调稀薄，延展至边缘的暗包浆及日落色。绝佳的视觉吸引力，定会成为它进入的下一个集藏的亮点。 (t)
CHINA. Kirin. 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), CD (1905). PCGS Genuine--Cleaned, EF Details. L&M-557; K-513; KM-Y-183a.3; WS-0493. Variety with dotted "sheng" and "kuang," and no dot within Manchu script. This handsome survivor displays bold central design features with somewhat softly struck legends and even wear on the high points. Evidence of a past cleaning, now subdued by very attractive rich mottled multicolored patina. The obverse is more of a dove gray with brighter coloration on the high points, splashes of tan patina amongst the devices and hints of iridescent tone in the peripheries. The reverse displays a thin veneer of champagne tone in the center that transitions to sunset and dusky hued patina near the edges. Despite its shortcomings this lovely example boasts good eye appeal and is very attractive sure to be a welcome addition to the next collection it enters.