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    Choice Mint State "Hat Touches Rim" Dollar - The Key to the Plumed Hat Series

    Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver Pattern "Plumed Hat - Hat Touches Rim" Dollar ND (1916) MS63 NGC, Tientsin mint, KM-Pn52, L&M-945, Kann-664a, WS-0096, Wenchao-1101 (rarity 2 stars). Variety with tall plume on hat that nearly touches the rim. Struck to commemorate the elevation of Yuan Shih-kai as Emperor Hung-hsien. A fantastic rarity within the famed "Plumed Hat" series, and undoubtedly one of the most fiercely contested issues of Yuan Shih-kai, presented here in an astounding Choice Mint State condition and managing to stave off 9 of the other 10 certified examples between NGC and PCGS, with just one ranking a point finer. Displaying the whirl of die polish lines in the fields characteristic of the type, this is an emission which seasoned collectors will recognize seldom becomes available at auction, with this same coin being the last that we can locate becoming available, bringing $33,460 in our December 2016 Hong Kong sale.
    Ex. Heritage Auction #3050 (December 2016, Lot 37151); Ultima Collection

    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.


    1916年袁世凱像中華帝國洪憲紀元銀樣,「沖冠版」。MS63 NGC。
    天津造幣廠。極為罕見的沖冠版,正面為袁世凱身穿軍裝,頭戴羽毛帽及邊。背面鑄有大飛龍。鑄幣原因經常引起討論 - 原先認為這枚硬幣是為了紀念1916年袁世凱登基而鑄,但最新研究表明這些硬幣可能是袁世凱死後所發行的準紀念幣或 非流通幣。此枚以原廠狀態(MS級)出現,經NGC及PCGS所評僅有一枚更高分。底板呈現完美的模具拋光線,數處因模具而造成的條紋。鑄工深峻,肖像細緻凸出。原光明亮,呈淺赤色調。經驗豐富的收藏家必定知道此款式極少見於拍賣上,上回得見其身影已是於我們2016年12月的拍賣會上,當時以$33,460美元出售。
    出自: Ultima 舊藏

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