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    Near-Perfect Dragon & Phoenix Pattern Set of 1989 - The First Set to Appear on Auction

    People's Republic 2-Piece Certified gold & silver Pattern "Dragon & Phoenix" Proof Set 1989 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC,
    1) silver Pattern 20 Yuan, KM-Unl., Cheng-Unl., CC-288C
    2) gold Pattern 200 Yuan (2 oz), KM-Unl., Cheng-Unl., CC-289B

    Shenyang mint. A set that certainly stands alongside the greatest rarities of the modern Chinese series, the 1989 Dragon and Phoenix "Patterns" are commonly regarded as among the most difficult issues produced by the People's Republic, with perhaps only a handful issued, and the set in this two-piece format presumed unique. According to King Chan, the contract for the Dragon and Phoenix minting program was signed in Beijing in May 1989, with the coins to be issued in September of that year. Owing to unplanned delays, the Mint disclosed that the coins would not be available until December, leading to the decision that the date on the coins be changed to 1990, and that they be issued early in that year. In the years that followed, a very few pieces from the program were discovered to have been dated to 1989. Following to NGC's population report (none have been graded by PCGS), only the following examples have been certified:

    - Gold 200 Yuan - PR68 Ultra Cameo (1), PR69 Ultra Cameo (5)
    - Silver 20 Yuan - PR67 Ultra Cameo (4), PR68 Ultra Cameo (6), PR69 Ultra Cameo (2)
    - Gold 10 Yuan - Proof Details (2), PR69 Ultra Cameo (1)
    - Silver 5 Jiao - PR64 Ultra Cameo (2), PR68 Ultra Cameo (1), PR69 Ultra Cameo (6)

    Clearly carefully set aside not long after their discovery, each piece in this set comes preserved on the very cusp of technical perfection--the fields mirrored to the highest level, setting them in jet-black juxtaposition to the heavily frosted devices from all angles. Of the miniscule numbers seen to date by NGC (6 of the 200 Yuan and 12 of the 20 Yuan), none have yet been awarded PR70 status.

    While both coins were formally incorporated into the standard literature in 2017 in the Gold & Silver Coins of China Standard Catalogue, 1979-2017, this is the first such two-piece set of which we are aware, with the silver 20 Yuan missing from even the most recent edition of the China Pricepedia. An exquisite opportunity to say the least, and one not to go missed by serious collectors of modern Chinese coins. Sold with padded presentation case.


    首套亮相拍賣 - 近乎完美的1989年「龍鳳呈祥」金銀樣幣

    1989年「龍鳳呈祥」精製金銀樣幣一組。PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC。

    1) 20元銀樣幣。
    2) 200元金樣幣(2盎司)。

    瀋陽造幣廠。1989年龍鳳樣幣被視為中國現代金銀幣系列中最稀有的品種,當時發行異常困難,當今僅有數枚存世,而本次拍賣一對樣幣形式更是獨一無二。根據中國金銀幣專家陳景林先生所言,中國造幣廠早於1989年5月在北京達成協議發行龍鳳紀念幣,預計同年9月發行。後因突發情況而推遲到12月才能交貨。因此提出將幣面年號改為「1990」,并在該年年初發行。然而,造幣廠已鑄造了一部分年號為1989年的龍鳳紀念幣,並有有少數已經出售。本系列金幣未有任何一枚入評PCGS,而NGC數量報告則有以下種類入評:

    1)200元金幣。PR68 Ultra Cameo(1枚), PR69 Ultra Cameo(5枚);
    2)20元銀幣。PR67 Ultra Cameo(4枚),PR68 Ultra Cameo(6枚), PR69 Ultra Cameo(2枚);
    3)10元金幣。Proof Details(2枚), PR69 Ultra Cameo(1枚);
    4)5角銀幣。PR64 Ultra Cameo(2枚), PR68 Ultra Cameo(1枚), PR69 Ultra Cameo(6枚)。

    此品顯然在發行後隨即被精心打理收藏,每枚保養完美無瑕,品相絕頂無雙。深霧面圖文反射於最高度的鏡面之上,無一角度不美,充分展現及保留了鑄幣技術上的完美度。NGC統計顯示,1989年龍鳳20元銀幣僅有12枚,而200元金幣僅有6枚,未有出現更好。此兩款幣於2017年被正式納入《中華人民共和國金銀幣標準目錄》中,此為我們所知的第一套金銀樣幣,其中20元銀樣幣就連最新版的《中國現代幣價格大全》亦無記載。

    寥如星晨,百不一遇,資深的中國現代金銀幣收藏家絕不能錯過這個機會!與帶有襯墊的盒子共同出售。




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