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Stack’s Bowers calls China auction

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Two Chinese highlights from the Hong Kong auction are (top) a Fengtien pattern 7 Mace 2 Candareens (dollar) struck in brass, ND (1897), PCGS SP-62 Secure Holder, and (bottom) a 500 yuan of 1993, PCGS PROOF-68 Deep Cameo Secure Holder.

Rarities will highlight the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, happening April 3-5 at The Mira Hong Kong.

Chinese coins includes nearly 30 lots of ancient Chinese and Sycee pieces. The most notable of these is Lot 72010, an impressive Sinkiang 50 tael ingot.

The Empire general issues explode out of the gate, according to the firm, with lot 72029, a gem 1908 dollar (L&M-11).

Lot 72038 is a incredible gem 1910 pattern dollar (L&M-24) It features a fearsome serpentine eastern dragon facing and roaring in fury.

There are two “Reversed Dragon” pattern dollars (lots 72041 and 72042) and lot 72048, a magnificent 1911 pattern 50-cent piece (L&M-39) that showcases a lovely representation of the iconic Chinese dragon.

Republic general issues are well represented, the firm said, with over 60 lots in this sale. These include many of the popular types representing the personages of the era: Sun Yat-sen, Li Yuan Hung, Yuan Shih-kai, Hsu Shih Chang and Tsao Kun.

Lot 72054 is the finest certified Li Yuan Hung “Missing Crossbar” dollar. Lot 72072 is a 1914 Yuan Shih-kai 50 cents. It is graded PCGS MS-66+, the finest grade for its type. Two Tsao Kun in Military Uniform Dollar (lots 72109 and 72110) will go on the block.

Issues from other countries include those of Annam, Australia, British North Borneo, Cambodia, France, French Indo-China, Great Britain and India. Visit for more information.

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