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    Exceedingly Scarce Straight-Graded "Pearl Dragon" Dollar

    Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü Dollar CD 1898 AU50 PCGS, Nanking mint, KM-Y145a.1, L&M-216, Kann-71c, Chang-CH65, WS-0795, Wenchao-647 (rarity 1 star). Variety with pearl-like scales on dragon, short spines, and large English letters. A remarkably challenging issue in anything resembling Almost Uncirculated condition, most encountered in Details grades, with this being by far the nicest example we have offered for the subtype, and one of the nicest to have become available in recent memory. For comparison, the Wa She Wong specimen ranked a full 10 grade points lower at XF40. Indicated by Wang Chun Li as the second rarest (and most valuable) variety for the date, the coin at hand retains a remarkable degree of clarity throughout, light rub even across the highest points of the design which in any case keeps from blending the finer details together. Simply put, an exceptional conditional survivor, and one sure to pique the interests of specialist collectors of the series.

    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.


    戊戌(1898年)江南省造光緒元寶七錢二分銀幣。AU50 PCGS。

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