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    Beautiful First Issue "Reversed Legend" Kwangtung Pattern

    Kwangtung. Kuang-hsu silver Specimen Trial 3 Mace and 6-1/2 Candareens (50 Cents) ND (1889) AU55 NGC, Heaton mint, KM-Y197, L&M-124, Kann-17, Wenchao-553. An extremely elusive type that features the unique design composition of Chinese characters around the dragon, English around the Manchu and Chinese centers on the other side and a heavier weight of 3 mace and 6-1/2 candareens versus the later adopted standard of 3 mace and 6 candareens. Despite briefly circulating, this example remains attractive and extremely presentable, displaying no eye-catching marks and only trivial detail loss on the highest portions of the design. Pastel gold and mauve tone sweeps over both sides and imparts a great deal of originality as well. Altogether pleasing, this coin deserves serious consideration from any collector of early Imperial issues.
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    精美"廣東七三反版"半圓樣幣

    1889年廣東省造光緒元寶三錢六分五釐銀樣幣。 AU55 NGC,
    英國喜敦造幣廠。"七三反版", 獨特的一枚,屬廣東版式的首批。正面中心為漢文及滿文,外圈刻上英文以便與洋人交易;背面正中有一蟠龍,上下刻有漢文「廣東省造」及「三錢六分五釐」。其設計跟日後各省所鑄龍銀圖樣正面全為中文,英文在龍圖一面正好相反,故有"反版"之稱。

    「廣東七三反版系列銀幣是中國最早建廠以造幣專用機器正式生產的錢幣,為廣東錢局設計廠房及提供全套機具設備的是英國伯明翰喜敦造幣廠,由該廠在英國雕模時僅製作七錢三分、三錢六分五釐、一錢四分六釐及七分三釐四種,而其幣模則由該廠委託名雕刻師艾倫韋恩擔綱,刻妥後再轉交廣東錢局。」-孫浩

     此枚試鑄幣面值為三錢六分五釐。這面值是在七錢三分的基礎上換算出來,但由於後來壹圓的面值減到七錢二分,導致其後半圓錢幣面值繼而改成三錢六分。這枚試鑄樣幣設計精美,鑄工深峻尖銳,可見龍鱗飽滿,細節清晰可見。整枚裹有原味包漿和帶有原光,品相卓越。儘管有輕微流通痕跡,亦絲毫不減這枚的吸引力。這枚深具歷史及收藏價值,萬勿錯過!




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