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360, Lot: 560. Estimate $400.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CHINA, Qīng dynasty. Wénzōng (Xiánfēng). AD 1851-1861. CU 500 Wén (58mm, 57.05 g, 12h). West branch of the Board of Revenue (Běijīng) mint. Cast March-August 1854. Xian Feng Yuan Bao in Hànzì characters / Dang Wubai (Value Fifty) in Hànzì characters above and below hole; boo chiowan in Manchu script to left and right. Hartill 22.712. Good VF, warm red surfaces.

From the HLT Collection. Ex R.E. Stadt Collection, 8514; Daniel K.E. Ching Collection (Scott Semans, 2 June 1991), lot 475.