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    Stunning Uniface Proof Pattern Empire Dollar
    Possibly Unique!

    Hsüan-t'ung silver Uniface Proof Pattern Dollar ND (1910) PR64 PCGS, Central Mint at Tientsin, type of L&M-24, type of Kann-219, unlisted as a uniface Pattern strike in all reference books. The reverse is identical to the normal Pattern issue reverse, showing the dragon design, while the obverse is entirely blank This exceptional coin displays fully mirrored fields, with frosted devices. Light golden toning, with scattered spots of russet, overlay surfaces free of all but the most minute marks. The only reference we could find of this amazing piece is in the Irving Goodman Collection of Chinese Coins, auctioned by Superior Galleries in 1995, Lot 1310. The Goodman example was also listed as a Proof, although uncertified, and close examination of this piece, and the Goodman coin, show them to be the same coin. This is the only piece certified by PCGS, and none have been certified by NGC. Possibly Unique.

    唯一的大清宣統年造壹圓「單面」精製樣幣

    1910年大清宣統年造壹圓單面精製銀樣幣。PR64 PCGS, 天津中央造幣廠,所有參考書均沒有列出此款。正面與正常的樣幣一樣,面額標示為$1,龍的設計栩栩如生,而反面則是完全空白。這獨特的硬幣顯示完全鏡面的底板。淺金色包漿,只有微不足道的痕跡。

    這枚令人驚嘆的作品的唯一參考是1991年由Superior Galleries拍賣的「古德曼珍藏系列」(第358號拍賣品),該目錄也列為精製PROOF。顯示這枚與「古德曼珍藏系列」是同一枚,亦是唯一經PCGS認證的。歷經超過二十載,未曾面世, 根據「古德曼」拍賣目錄記載,這是獨一無二的孤品!如此珍品難求,藏家務必把握這千載難逢的機會!

    "宣統二年(1910年)清政府在"元兩之爭"告一段落後,頒布《幣制則例》將"大清國幣單位定名曰圓"。依此則例條文由造幣總廠製作一系列標示"宣統年造"與"大清銀幣"或"大清銅幣"、單位為圓、角、分、釐的標準新國幣,試造完成但沒有發行。"宣統年造 大清銀幣"系列由奧地利籍雕刻師操刀,風格與國內的大有不同,幣模完成隨後即運天津造幣總廠。當時"宣統年造"系列未見採用,設計欠妥是主因:銀幣面值標示使用"$1"、"1/2 DOL." "1/4 DOL."等符號及主輔幣比例與習用的格格不入,民眾未必樂用。此外新聘雕刻師喬奇走馬上任,新的"宣統三年"系列美觀大方,舊款式被擱置不令人意外,中國在推行十進位制的歷程上非常的艱辛。

    此系列一般所見均為天津造幣總廠小批量生產後未銷毀的漏網之魚,維也納造幣廠試作的PROOF及單面半成品等,非常罕見。" 引自 《維也納造幣廠的"宣統年造" $系列樣幣》 孫浩

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