Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Brilliant and Very Rare First-Year Kwangtung 10 Cents

    Kwangtung. Kuang-hsü 10 Cents (7-3/10 Candareens) ND (1889) MS62 NGC, Kwangtung mint, KM-Y195, L&M-126, Kann-19, WS-0934, Wenchao-555 (rarity 3 stars). Denomination written as 7 3/10 CANDAREENS. An extremely rare first-year issue from what would become the gold-standard in late imperial Chinese coin design, the example at hand immediately strikes the viewer with a remarkably imposing gravity for its small size. Struck with needle-sharp precision throughout, even to the point of the obverse rim appearing slightly raised, the devices exude a feel that very much keeps in-line with the fact that these early milled Kwangtung pieces were produced from dies manufactured in Birmingham, while the surfaces have aged softly somewhere between graphite and salt-gray with a notable admixture of golden-champagne backlight. The center of the reverse emerges as slightly more mottled, especially around the characters, while an almost cupric red ring of tone lines the peripheries, without a trace of weakness anywhere in the design. Presently tied for second finest of this circulation series across both NGC and PCGS combined--and tied for the finest Mint State example certified by PCGS--this gorgeous coin kickstarts a four-piece set of phenomenal 1889 Kwangtung coinage stretching through to the Dollar, which stands poised to pique the interests of even the most seasoned connoisseurs of the Chinese series.
    From the Henderson Lincoln Collection


    1889年廣東省造光緒元寶七分三釐銀幣。MS62 NGC。 廣東錢局造(珍罕度三星級別)。七三反版系列。非常罕見的一枚,它將成為後期中國硬幣設計的黃金標準,此枚以其小巧的尺寸突出了引人注目。整個壓印過程中非常精確,甚至到正面略微凸起的邊緣,這些裝置散發出的感覺非常符合這些早期由伯明翰製造的模俱所鑄造的事實。


    View all of [The Henderson Lincoln Collection ]

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    27th-28th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,374

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 27, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 6 days left to consign to the 2021 August 19 - 20 ANA WFOM World Coins Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions is an honest, fair company. My trust in them is based on their keeping promises and following through on all my concerns... I recommend Heritage Auctions to handle and sell coins.
    Victoria L.,
    San Gabriel, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search