The 1900 Three Mace Six Candareens (50-cent) Pattern was restruck from dies that were saved from the short-lived Peking Mint before it was destroyed in the chaos surrounding the Boxer Rebellion of 1900-1901. Both original and restrike Peking Mint coins are rare.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries, an auction company with an 80-year legacy, held several auctions for coins and paper money rarities in Hong Kong in late March. The top lot in all the sales was a China 1975 two-yuan Proof certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), an affiliate of NGC.
Other NGC-graded coin highlights included:
- Lot 60095: China-Anhwei 1897 silver dollar, graded NGC MS-62. Realized: $36,000 (USD — all prices are shown in U.S. dollars).
- Lot 60304: China-Kweichow 1928 Auto dollar, graded NGC AU-53. Realized: $28,000.
- Lot 60664: China 1914 silver dollar, graded NGC MS-65+. Realized: $26,400.
Session C — Modern Chinese Coins (March 27, 2019)
- Lot 61075: China 1999 gold kilogram 2,000-yuan Panda, graded NGC PF-68 Ultra Cameo. Realized: $78,000.
- Lot 61202: China 1989 one-yuan commemorative, graded NGC PF-69 Ultra Cameo. Realized: $40,800.
- Lot 61065: China 1992 gold 500-yuan Panda, graded NGC PF-69 Ultra Cameo. Realized: $38,400.
- Lot 61068: China 1995 bi-metallic (five-ounce gold, two-ounce silver) 500-yuan Panda, graded NGC PF-68 Ultra Cameo. Realized: $32,400.
- Lot 61145: China 1994 gold 500-yuan Unicorn, graded NGC PF-68 Ultra Cameo. Realized: $28,800.
Session D — Hong Kong and Foreign Coins (March 27, 2019)
- Lot 62007: 1866 Hong Kong dollar — reeded edge, graded NGC PF-62. Realized: $24,000.
- Lot 62271: Meiji Year Eight (1875) Japan Trade dollar, graded NGC MS-66. Realized: $26,400.
- Lot 62029: 1892-H Hong Kong 50-cents, graded NGC MS-63. Realized: $18,000.
For more information, visit the website of Stack’s Bowers.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.