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    Singularly Gorgeous and Expressive Kwangtung 20 Cents

    Kwangtung. Kuang-hsü 20 Cents (1 Mace 4-3/5 Candareens) ND (1889) MS64+ NGC, Kwangtung mint, KM-Y196, L&M-125, Kann-18, WS-0933, Wenchao-554 (rarity 3 stars). With denomination written as 1 MACE AND 4 3/5 CANDAREENS. Presently tied as the second-finest Mint State representative of this earliest of 1889 emissions across both NGC and PCGS combined, this "plus" piece very much exists on the cusp of gem in more ways than one. Gazing at the obverse, one immediately experiences a sensation of utterly little left wanting, a subtle tangerine glow washing effortlessly over incredibly watery fields in unbroken streams. Both the dragon and even the reverse calligraphy appear extraordinarily expressive, every scale on the dragon's body perfectly defined without weakness or blending together, and each stroke of the inscription seemingly suspended in a state of motion. The only flaws we may note are some very minor wisps by the leftmost character on the reverse and following the E in PROVINCE, though even these may be quickly discounted when juxtaposed with a superb display of variegated maroon-crimson tone, which adds a perceptible depth to the reverse surfaces.
    From the Henderson Lincoln Collection


    1889年廣東省造光緒元寶一錢四分六釐銀幣。MS64+ NGC。 廣東錢局造(珍罕度三星級別)。七三反版系列。幣上英文面值為「1 MACE AND 4 3/5 CANDAREENS」。作為經NGC和PCGS評得最二高分的最早期機制幣,這枚是珍品之之一。橘紅色的包漿呈現在光滑的底板上,龍身及圖文壓印完整,龍鱗清晰可見,沒有任何弱點。我們可能唯一注意到的是反面上方文字"PROVINCE"的E旁有一處痕跡,與超絕的深紅栗色調融合,為背面增加了可感知的深度。

    Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000.

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