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    Szechuan. Kuang-hsü brass Specimen "Ferracute" Pattern 20 Cents ND (c. 1896/1897) SP62 PCGS, KM-Pn11, Kann-Unl., L&M-Unl., WS-Unl., Wenchao-Unl., Chang Foundation-Unl. Produced by the Ferracute Machine Company of Bridgeton, New Jersey. A famed pattern type, designed by the United States Chief Engraver Charles Barber to demonstrate the potential of modern minting technology to the government of Szechuan and win a contract for supplying the mint in Chengtu. Based very closely on the designs of the 1890 Kwangtung coinage, this piece exhibits superb overall detailing and a slightly speckled tone to the reverse. Currently, only two pieces rank finer at PCGS.

    1896/1897年四川省「漢立克納浦」造光緒元寶一錢四分四釐黃銅樣幣。SP62 PCGS。
    美國新澤西州漢立克納浦機械厰出品,享譽的樣幣。當時由美國造幣厰首席雕刻家查爾斯巴特設計,向四川省政府示範現在鑄幣技術,以贏得為成都造幣厰提供鑄幣機器的合約。設計以1890年廣東省造元寶為基礎。此品鑄工極盡精巧,背面點點包漿宜人。PCGS入評例子中,此枚品相僅亞於另外兩枚。


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