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    Splendid Almost Uncirculated Bamboo Dollar

    Kweichow. Republic "Bamboo" Dollar Year 38 (1949) AU50 NGC, KM-Y433a, L&M-612, Kann-758, Chang-CH132, WS-1112, Wenchao-1064 (rarity 3 stars). Variety with round window on pavilion. A considerable rarity for this highly collectible province whose silver coinage is among the most popular in the Republican series. Perhaps even more elusive than the famed Auto Dollar--this is indeed the first of the type we have offered--the Bamboo Dollar was produced amidst the turbulent years of the 1940s, standing as the final issue produced prior to the Communist victory in October of the same year. Though this emission is more "commonly" encountered in lesser states of preservation, with neither NGC or PCGS certifying any above AU58, the present coin seems to fly in the face of the lower grades often presumed for the type--both faces are flush with thick die polish lines, the iconic pavilion fully struck-up with only the most minor softness observable on the L in TLK. According to our research, this is among the finest specimens to have come to auction in recent years. A singular opportunity, and a coin that is sure to delight its future owner.

    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.


    民國三十八年(1949)貴州省造壹圓銀幣「竹子幣」。AU50 NGC。

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    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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