USD 200000 - 300000
(t) CHINA. Gold Presentation Dollar, ND (1912). Nanking Mint. NGC MS-61.L&M-1086; K-1550; KM-Pn9; WS-Unlisted. Looking upon this Dollar is an almost jarring experience, as anyone familiar with the series is so reflexively used to seeing the type in silver. A piece that was obviously produced to honor the founding of the Republic of China, a goal so strenuously worked for by Sun Yat-sen who is depicted on this Dollar. One of the more elusive gold off-metal Dollars produced by the Republic of China, with this being our first offering of the type in this Composition. Additionally, only four examples appear to be certified between PCGS and NGC, far outstripping other types like Gold "Pavillion" Dollars on comparative RARITY. The strike on this piece is complete, highlighting the care taken in production and striking. The gold planchet gives a heft and bulk beyond a normal issue, only adding to the impressiveness of the piece. Some friction across the open fields is noted, likely accounting for the grade. Very little marking or hits are seen, preserving the luster that still glimmers and gleams. A piece that can boast much in the way of impressiveness, and is certain to make a mental impact on any potential bidders. A Dollar that truly only comes about with the most breathtaking of infrequency, and an opportunity therefore that one will not want to miss.