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    A Splendid Representative of the Small Characters Variety

    Hupeh. Kuang-hsü "Small Characters" Tael Year 30 (1904) MS63 NGC, Wuchang mint, KM-Y128.2, L&M-180, Kann-933, Chang-CH135, WS-0878, Wenchao-583, Chang Foundation-Unl. Small characters variety. An excellent example of superb survivorship within a series that is considered challenging in general, its Choice Mint State designation securing it a position above the majority of certified specimens, with roughly only 13% of the population across NGC and PCGS combined ranking finer. Omitting all but the most insignificant evidence of contact, the fields retain a great satiny originality, just the most minor mottling of tone observable beneath thick flashes of cartwheel luster. Although slightly more common than its Large Characters counterpart, the present coin nevertheless occurs only infrequently at auction and is one of the finest we have handled in recent years, the last that we presented, an AU58, bringing $60,000 in December 2020.

    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.

    極品「小字版」湖北雙龍壹兩

    光緒三十年(1904)湖北省造大清銀幣壹兩「小字版」。MS63 NGC。
    武昌造幣廠。品相超卓,其出色的MS原廠級別的評分遠超同躋,經PCGS及NGC評得大約只有13%同幣種可獲得更高分。此幣面帶原廠光澤,閃爍迷人,僅在車輪光澤濃密的閃光下觀察到一些輕微的痕跡。雖比「大字版」壹兩略為常見,但卻很少在拍賣中出現,此品亦是我們近年來經手過最好之一,於我們去年12月香港拍賣中,一枚同款評分為AU58以$60,000美元成交。




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