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    A Very Rare Reeded Edge 1907 Gold Kuping Tael

    Empire gold Pattern Kuping Tael (Liang) CD 1907 MS61 NGC, Tientsin mint, Kann-1541, L&M-1024, KM-Pn302, reeded edge, small clouds variety. Obv. Four Chinese characters within a beaded ring standing for, "Ta Ching Gold Coin," in the outer circle above are six Chinese characters translating as,  "Made (during) the Kuang Hsu (regime) in the year of Guang XU (1907)," in the outer circle below are four Chinese characters translating as, "Kuping (weight)  1 Tael." Rev. Large dragon entirely surrounded by clouds. Nicely struck, with full luster and the normal green-gold patina seen with this issue. The strike is bold and light contact marks are noted.

    As with the previous lot, this issue was struck only as a pattern and was never intended for circulation. A very small number were struck in gold and there seem to be a few less of the 1907 pieces surviving than the 1906. One of the classic Chinese numismatic rarities.

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    August, 2014
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