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    Non-Stamped Potential "Dragon Boat" Pattern

    People's Republic gold Pattern(?) Proof "Dragon Boat" 500 Yuan (5 ounce) 1995 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, type of KM-A823, type of Cheng page 177 #1, 60mm. All are supposed to have the edge number stamped at 12 o'clock. This piece has no edge number in the area where the number is normally stamped. We have only seen two other pieces offered and both had a stamped edge number. One of the most interesting designs from the 5-coin ancient maritime commemorative series, showing the Dragon Boat in bold detail with hundreds of scales on the dragon and the pagoda at the ship's center displaying impressive architectural accuracy. On the other side, the Great Wall of China sits in impressive frosted splendor. The strike is superb and the deeply mirrored fields contrast sharply with heavily frosted devices yielding splendid cameo effect. Essentially flawless, with no mentionable flaws. The regular issue, with edge number is extremely rare, with  a PR69 selling for over $110,000. This piece, with no edge number may be Unique and we can reference no other such example. Housed in an NGC Jumbo holder.


    1995年龍舟圖500元精製金幣(5盎司)(金樣幣?)。PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC。 此5盎司金幣理應在幣邊12點鐘方向鑄有編號,但這一枚在該位置並"沒有編號",並首次出現在拍賣會。我們之前亦曾經手過兩枚同款金幣,但都具有編號。此金幣設計新穎有趣,屬中國古代航海船系列紀念金幣之一。龍舟圖打鑄深刻分明,船身幾百片龍鱗細節精緻;船中央有寶塔,寶塔的建築架構嚴謹精準。正面霧面長城圖案,鑄工超卓。鏡面底板高度反光,與霧面圖文對比鮮明,營造出高浮雕效果。近乎完美,無值得一提的瑕疵。印有編號的款式極為罕有,之前評分PR69的一枚以$110,000售出。此枚"無編號" 5盎司金幣並無任何先例,置於特大NGC評級盒內,極有可能是獨一無二的樣幣?藏家們萬勿錯過。

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