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    Rare "Small Clouds" Gold Kuping Tael

    Kuang-hsü gold Pattern Kuping Tael (Liang) CD 1907 MS62 NGC, Tientsin mint, KM-Pn302, Kann-1541, L&M-1024. 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. 

    A shimmering golden rarity with an exacting strike, featuring a stunning display of a dragon in the clouds. Light hairlines on the characters side largely establish the grade, though there are virtually no notable marks on the reverse dragon side, which appears essentially as-struck. The rims are towering and well-defined, acting to confirm this example for the pattern that it is, rather than as any sort of issue meant to circulate. An exciting offering, with a numismatic appeal that equals its great visual allure.
    Ex. Zhu H.J. Collection


    光緒丁未年造(1907)大清金幣一兩樣幣。 MS62 NGC。 天津造幣廠。小雲版。齒邊。正面中央串珠內刻有"大清金幣"四字及面值,外圈上端六字"光緒丁未年造",下端"庫平一兩",反面龍騰雲圖案。鑄工精細、光澤明亮帶金光閃閃的龍騰雲圖案。表面文字旁有少許髮痕確定了等級,儘管龍身幾乎沒有顯著的印記,如同初鑄。邊緣高聳且清晰展示了其為樣幣的身份。相當具有吸引力的一枚,視覺超絕。

    出自:Zhu H.J.舊藏

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    December, 2018
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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