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    Impressive L. Giorgi Signed "Fat Man" Pattern Dollar

    Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver Specimen Pattern "L. Giorgi" Dollar Year 3 (1914) SP64 PCGS, Central mint in Tientsin, KM-Pn31, L&M-67, Kann-645. "L. Giorgi" Above Shoulder variety. A famous pattern issue of this iconic Yuan Shih-kai motif, differentiated from the circulating design only by the addition of the "L. Giorgi" signature of the Tiensin Mint's Chief Engraver Luigi Giorgi behind the President's shoulder. Very rare, only a small handful of this type exist, this example being among the finest known. Struck from polished dies, this coin possesses enchanting reflectivity in the fields and tone that is indicative of long-time cabinet placement, with a veil of mauve and golden tone in the centers and instances of more vivid blue and purple color at the rims. Magnified inspection confirms the exceptional quality, with light pebbling from die rust appearing on Yuan Shih-kai's bust, but very few instances of handling for the assigned grade. Some softness at the top of the "one yuan" character is also worthy of note, but this characteristic appears on almost all surviving examples. Fit for the finest of Chinese collections, this coin exists as perhaps the most fitting summation piece for all coins struck during this illustrious Republic of China period.

    極罕 "袁大頭" L.GIORGI簽字版樣幣

    民國三年(1914)袁世凱像壹圓樣幣,L.GIORGI簽字版。SP64 PCGS,
    天津造幣廠試鑄樣幣。袁世凱頭像右側邊緣刻有著名銀幣設計者意大利雕版師L.GIORGI的簽名,非常罕見。 L. GIORGI 是1910至1920年期間天津造幣廠的總雕刻師。 1914年起,天津造幣廠鑄造了三個版式的袁像壹圓銀幣,而這枚全側像"袁大頭"壹圓是中國近代流通最廣的錢幣,因此極具標誌性。而此枚是 L.Giorgi 簽字的樣幣,數量極少,品相是我們遇過最佳的一枚。這枚雕工精美,底光充足,中心呈淡紫色和金黃色,邊緣呈現出更加生動的藍色和紫色。經過放大檢查更能確認其卓越的品相。 "壹圓"字符上方有少許痕跡,但這是常見現象。收藏中國硬幣的頂級藏家們絕不能錯過。




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