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    Iconic L. Giorgi Pattern Dollar - A Key to the Chinese Numismatic Series

    Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver Pattern "L. Giorgi" Dollar Year 3 (1914) MS61 NGC, Central mint in Tientsin, KM-Pn31, L&M-67, Kann-645. "L. Giorgi" Above Shoulder variety. Ranking as one of the most collected of all Chinese coinage issues, the Yuan Shih-kai dollar sits alongside the later Sun Yat-sen dollar as a near-universally recognized type, one akin to the Morgan or Peace dollars of the United States. Given this iconic status it should be of no surprise to anyone that the "L Giorgi" Pattern brings this type of recognition to its very apex, standing as an elite icon in Chinese numismatics. The type is marked by its display of the signature of the Tientsin Mint's Chief Engraver, Luigi Giorgi, behind the President's shoulder, and is indisputably one of the rarest coins in the entire Chinese series. The offering exhibits stellar eye appeal, both in absolute terms and for its assigned grade, with surfaces that are nearly matte in appearance and devices that are struck to a medallic level of sharpness and precision. As impressively, there are no significant instances of any distractions to deter the eye as it moves over these features, rendering this a coin that simply must be experienced in hand to be fully appreciated.

    重要的中國錢幣系列 - 標誌性的袁像L. Giorgi 簽字版樣幣

    民國三年(1914)袁世凱像 L. Giorgi 簽字版壹圓樣幣。MS61 NGC。 天津造幣廠。作為中國錢幣系列中最具收藏價值品種之一,袁世凱幣與後來的孫中山幣並列為近乎普遍認可的款式。民國三年版正面為袁世凱側面像,上列「中華民國三年」。「年」字後沒有「造」字,其他年版都在「年」字後面有一「造」字。三年版「民」字中有一「點」,而其他年版民字無「點」。該幣在袁像右側刻有一豎行英文字母「L.GioRGi」,是在華外籍鑄幣專家義大利雕刻師簽名的縮寫。因袁大頭壹圓銀幣幣型劃一,成色,重量都有嚴格規定,很快便受到人們認同並接受,在國內金融市場上逐步取代了清朝的龍洋,成為我國流通領域的主幣。因此,袁大頭銀幣不僅具有美學價值,在當時也有消除了前清代外國龍紋銀幣,統一中國銀幣的作用,具有一定的歷史文化考究價值。此幣品相出色,圖文的清晰度和精細度更加令人驚訝。完美無瑕,值得高價競投。

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