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    A Gorgeous, Virtually Gem Offering of This Iconic Republican Type

    Republic silver Pattern "Dragon & Phoenix" Dollar Year 12 (1923) MS64 NGC, Tientsin mint, KM-Y336, L&M-81, Kann-680, WS-0114, Wenchao-885 (rarity 2 stars). Small characters variety. A short-lived, but no less famous, entry within the Republican Dollar series, this ultimately unadopted type is frequently misascribed as a commemorative for Pu Yi's wedding, following Kann. In fact, the dragon and phoenix emblem was created in response to the general opinion that Yuan Shih-kai had betrayed the Republic and attempted to reinstitute a monarchy, with Chinese nationals calling for a new design that discarded the more imperial portrait. Indeed, though it would not be permanently incorporated into Chinese numismatic canon for the Dollar denomination, the motifs seen here can only be considered a success in the long run, as can certainly be seen by their use on the minors of 1926. Struck with the utmost regard for clarity and sharpness that confirms its Pattern status, the coin seen here offers little ground for complaint, its surfaces lightly patinated in metallic blue, plumb, and orange hues as watery luster washes effortlessly over the surfaces.

    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.

    經典的民國龍鳳壹圓小字版

    民國十二年(1923)龍鳳壹圓銀樣幣「小字版」。MS64 NGC。
    天津造幣厰。珍稀度二星。小字版。短暫的發行,卻廣爲人知的民國幣系列之一。此系列被耿愛德誤認為是溥儀婚禮的紀念幣。實際上是當時未被采納的龍鳳圖國徽。龍鳳徽章的出現是為了回應袁世凱出賣民國並試圖恢復君主專制的普遍觀點,當時國民呼籲採用新的設計,以放棄更多的帝國肖像。的確,儘管它不會永久地併入銀圓面額的中國錢幣典範中,但從長遠來看,這裡看到的圖案只能被認為是成功的,正如它們在1926年被少量使用。從其幣面的清晰度和銳利度,可確認其樣幣狀態,此枚品相幾乎沒有什麼可挑剔,其表面淡淡地呈現出金屬深色的包漿,而表面則散發光澤。




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