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    Joint-Finest "L. Giorgi" Signed Pattern Cent - A Key Republican Rarity

    Republic bronze Pattern "L. Giorgi" Cent (20 Cash) Year 5 (1916) MS64 Brown NGC, Tientsin mint, KM-Pn41, CCC-680, CL-MG.54, Duan-3224, Duan (China's Struck Copper Coins)-1953, Hsu-555, HNS-0153. Among the rarest copper Patterns of the early Republican series--entirely missing from the Norman Jacobs, Irving Goodman, Eduard Kann, and Q. David Bowers collections. Produced by the Tientsin mint's chief engraver Luigi Giorgi, most famously known for his iconic Pattern dollars of the Republican series in general and those of President Yuan Shih-kai in particular, this issue represents the officially adopted design, with the addition of the artist's signature just to the right of 6 o'clock on the reverse (obverse as holdered). One of just 11 reportedly certified between NGC and PCGS combined, the present piece ties for the finest seen across either company, its "brown" color designation immediately offset by a blazing cobalt surface coloration accented by bold red-rosaceous highlights along the raised features; it would seem that the coin could just as easily been seen with a Specimen as a Mint State certification. Ranking alongside both the Wa She Wong and Aki Tomo specimens in this elusive preservation, with the only other example we have offered, an MS63, achieving $52,800 in our July 2020 HKINF sale, and the last in this grade bringing $66,000 in October of the same year.

    最高分「L.Giorgi簽字版」壹分銅樣幣 - 民國時期關鍵珍品

    民國五年(1916)壹分銅樣幣「L.Giorgi簽字版」。MS64 Brown NGC。
    天津造幣厰。民國早期銅幣系列中的稀世樣幣:各大名家收藏中均未見其蹤影,包括諾曼雅格斯博士集藏、古德曼(Irving Goodman)集藏、 耿愛德(Eduard Kann)集藏及Q.D.B.集藏。天津造幣厰首席設計師Luigi Giorgi出品,背面右邊有其簽字。Giorgi的名作包括一系列民國樣幣及袁世凱像樣幣。這款壹分銅樣幣設計為最終獲采用的版本。NGC及PCGS合共只有11枚入評例子,而本次拍賣一枚,其品相為兩大評級公司榜首。棕銅色幣面被鈷藍色包漿覆蓋。毋庸置疑的全品狀態,與黃華樞舊藏中的例子齊名的大珍。敝司有幸在2020年7月香港拍賣經手另一枚MS63分例子,當時以52,800美元落槌成交,同年10月亦有另一枚同分例子以66,000美元成交。




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