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    Notorious Rarity Kweichow Bamboo Dollar

    Kweichow. Republic "Bamboo" Dollar Year 38 (1949) XF45 PCGS, KM-Y433a, L&M-612, Kann-758, Chang-CH132, Shanghai Museum-345, WS-1112, Wenchao-1064 (rarity 3 stars), Shi Jiagan Collection-314. Variety with round window on pavilion. By far the rarer of the only two Dollar-sized issues produced in the province, the so-called "Bamboo" Dollar represents one of the final types produced prior to the Communist victory in October 1949. Despite having been produced during the turbulent years of the 1940's, the execution of the design does not seem to have suffered in the least from the contemporary political climate. Though the series is known to have been shallowly engraved towards the center of the obverse, the motifs here carry a clout that is instantly perceptible, and absolutely singular amongst contemporary Chinese coinage. While light handling exists in line with the grade, this does little to deter the eye, a pleasing sunset orange-gold patina having taken to the surfaces to add an ample eye appeal. Not a type that is reasonably locatable in AU grades.

    Ex. R.N.J. Wright Collection

    NOTE: This lot was manufactured in China and was sourced from outside the United States for this auction after September 1, 2019. Under the new US tariffs on Chinese goods, collector's items from China will be subject to a 7.5% import tariff. Any clients who wish to take delivery of this item in the United States should be aware of this added charge, and consult their tax adviser with any questions.


    民國三十八年(1949)貴州省造壹圓銀幣「竹子幣」。XF45 PCGS。

    李察偉德(R.N.J Wright)中校曾受英國皇家海軍委派駐港,因而對中國錢幣產生濃厚的興趣。在收藏錢幣的同時,更進一步研究其工業史及歷史價值,為後人研究中國錢幣提供寶貴的參考資料。李察偉德中校的重著作如:「大清帝國機製幣沿革再探」、「中國各省龍圖銀幤1888-1949」,以及「中國銀幣1912-1928」,均於倫敦皇家錢幣學的刊物The Numismatic Chronicle上發表。

    出自:R.N.J. Wright舊藏

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    December, 2021
    11th-13th Saturday-Monday
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