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    Extremely Rare Chekiang Copper Pattern Dollar

    Chekiang. Kuang-hsü copper Specimen Dollar ND (1902) SP62 Brown PCGS, KM-Pn8, type of L&M-277, type of Kann-119I. As with the silver-plated copper piece offered in the previous lot, this example has the reverse rotated 180 degrees. This coin is also a Birmingham Pattern, with the province spelled CHE-KIANG rather than the spelling CHEHKIANG seen on the Hangchow mint coin. The strike is superb, with cordovan toning, and surfaces displaying only minor marks. Exceedingly rare, with only one other example certified by PCGS and both pieces Specimen 62.
    Ex. Li Da Wei Collection


    1902年浙江省造光緒元寶七錢二分銅樣幣。 SP62 Brown PCGS, "浙江地處沿海,通行洋銀甚早,清季雖已設廠造幣惟大量產製銀元是民國以後的事。由於籌建較遲,光緒二十五年浙局開鑄後即奉旨停工,機器拆遷他處;營運期間所出銀幣數量不多,因正面採用魏晉南北朝時碑文的書法,俗稱"魏碑"。然而存世另有一種銘文為楷體之"浙江楷書,極罕見。惜國內文獻記載欠缺,故早年藏界對其出處及年代的說法紛紜,莫衷一是。


    浙江楷書版為英國伯明翰造幣廠提供中國的最後一套龍銀,由雕刻七三反版的英國名家倫偉恩(Allen Wyon)操刀。由於當時錢荒嚴重,生產銅元更是有利可圖,銀幣有充沛鷹洋可用而被冷落甚至擱置。 "生不逢時"是楷書版未發行的原因,僅有原廠製成功之極少量銀,銅及合金質樣幣留存。 "引自《英國伯明翰廠造浙江光緒元寶楷書版樣幣》孫浩

    根據資料顯示,此枚也是伯明翰造幣廠試鑄樣幣,圖案雕刻精湛,鑄工精細,浙江省份用英文字母拼寫「CHE-KIANG」,而非杭州造幣廠所使用的「CHEHKIANG」字樣。背面180度反轉,絕妙深打,字母精細無損,棕紅色包漿彷如馬臀皮革般亮麗光澤。保存極佳,正面龍鱗飽滿,口吐珍珠,火焰尖銳精緻,凌氣逼人,卓越品相。珍罕,過去僅僅出現過一枚,評級同樣為PCGS SP62。現今存世的浙江楷書版龍幣極為稀少,能保有如此難得好品相的更只有數枚,相信必定會受到各位龍幣藏家注目!

    出自: Li Da Wei Collection

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