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    Astonishing Gem Survivor Mausoleum Dollar - Tied for the Finest Certified

    Republic Sun Yat-sen silver Pattern "Mausoleum" Dollar Year 16 (1927) MS65 NGC, Vienna mint, Kann-609, L&M-85, WS-0130, Wenchao-898 (rarity 3 stars). Mintage: 480. By Richard Placht. An incredible pattern issue that has become beloved by collectors of the Republican series, the 1927 Mausoleum dollar began with a much more dubious history. Designed while Sun Yat-sen's mausoleum was still under construction, with the artist never having visited the site, the pattern met with serious disapproval from Chinese authorities, not least for its grossly inaccurate depiction of the beloved doctor, but also for a number of omissions from the mausoleum itself. Coupled with the fact that its already extremely low mintage was likely meant to serve as gifts, few have survived to the present day at all, let alone in such splendid gem condition as the current offering. Presently tied with just one other example as the finest certified between NGC and PCGS combined, this coin showcases nearly prooflike wateriness to the fields together with an engaging mottling of pastel blue and violet tones. Difficult to imagine finer, and an ideal target for the connoisseur.

    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.


    民國十六年(1927)孫中山像陵墓壹圓樣幣。MS65 NGC。
    維也納造幣廠(珍稀度三星級別)。發行量:480枚。1927年的孫像陵墓壹圓是一個以獨特的樣幣發行,受民國系列錢幣收藏家的鍾愛,其歷史耐人尋味。該圖案由維也納造幣厰設計,並由總雕刻師Richard Placht製作,是當時孫中山陵墓仍在建設中設計的,而該設計師亦從未去過該地,該樣幣遭到了中國當局的反對,不僅是因為它對孫中山肖像的描繪非常不準確,而且還存在許多陵墓本身的遺漏。再加上其原本極低的發行量而可能會被用作禮物的事實,幸存例子稀少,幾乎沒有能保留到今天,更不用說像此枚這樣出色的品相了。目前僅與另一枚被NGC和PCGS并列最高分。這枚充分展示了近乎鏡面的光澤,原廠狀態,近乎以及淡淡的藍紫色包漿。難以想像會有更好的品相,是頂級錢幣藏家的理想目標。

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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