CHINA, Empire. Qīng (Ch’ing) Dynasty. Xuāntǒng (Hsüan-T’ung).
|Triton XIV, Lot: 1245. Estimate $500.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1908-1912. AR Yuán – Dollar. Imperial Dragon type. Tiānjīn Central (Tientsin) mint. Dated RY 3 (1911). “Silver coin of the great Qīng dynasty,” in Manchu script/“nián sān xuān tǒng,” (Year 3 of Xuāntǒng
) in Hànzì, “yín bì dà qīng,” (Silver coin of the great Qīng dynasty
); floral spray to left and right / Flying imperial dragon facing, coiled rightward around “yì yuán,” (1 yuán
) and surrounded by stylized clouds; below, fireball above ONE DOLLAR. L&M 37; Kann 227; KM (Yeoman) 31. In NGC slab graded MS 62, lightly toned.
From the Patrick H.C. Tan Collection.