USD 150000 - 300000
CHINA. Silver Dollar Pattern, ND (1914). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-65+.L&M-859; K-642a; KM-Pn28; Hsu-15; Wenchao-856 (rarity: ★★★). Variety with "L. GIORGI" signature. Impressing the eyes and implanting a sense of wonderment into the soul, this pattern is nothing short of indescribable. Signed by the famed Italian engraver, this Gem was clearly specially struck, with the specimen surfaces giving a cameo pop and flash. The deeply mirrored fields are contrasted by a sharp display of rich frosting on the devices. Some, very minimal, marking is seen in the fields, though this wispiness is easy to miss. A touch of burnt orange toning hugs the reverse periphery between 9 and 11 oclock. A type that scarcely survives as nice, and we expect much spirited competition to be the winning bidder on this impressive lot.