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    Amazing Mint State Example of the Rarest Kiangnan Coin

    Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü 50 Cents CD 1899 MS62 Prooflike NGC, KM-Y144A, L&M-224, Kann-76. Another in the group of great rarities consigned from the W&B Capital Collection and usually considered the rarest of all Kiangnan coins. This striking example is fully brilliant, with bright silvery color over surfaces displaying only a few light hairlines. The strike is flawless and the fields reflective, with the overall appearance of a special striking and thus could easily have garnered the "Specimen" notation. An exceptional example of the grade. Only four examples have been certified by NGC and PCGS combined, with two pieces graded AU50, and the other AU Details. The The only two sales in the last 10 years, were an AU Details sold for $150,000 in 2010, and an AU at $210,000 in 2014. By far, the finest known of this great rarity.
    From the W&B Capital Collection


    極珍罕全品「己亥江南省造」三錢六分精鑄銀幣

    己亥(1899年)江南省造光緒元寶三錢六分精鑄銀幣。MS62PL NGC。 W&B Capital 收藏系列中另一枚同為珍罕的錢幣、亦視為江南幣中最稀少罕見品種。幣面銀光閃爍。底板反射面,完美無瑕, 鑄工深峻,帶原廠光澤,非常難得的精鑄銀幣。只有四枚經NGC和PCGS評級,其中兩枚分別評鑑得AU 50和AU Detail,在過去的10年中,AU Details的一枚於2010年以15萬美元出售,另一枚AU 50則於2014年以21萬美元出售。到目前為止,這枚是最極為罕見的一枚。出自:W&B Capital Collection

    「江南地區通行的銀輔幣以二角與一角為主,在五花八門的江南龍銀中,面值五角者最稀少,只有老江南、己亥、庚子三個年度有此品種。對於己亥五角的描述,在1939年蔣仲川的《中國金銀幣圖說》為"是否鑄造,無從查考";1949年施嘉幹的《中國近代鑄幣彙考》是"此係視樣,國內只見有一二品,殊珍貴"。由此官方資料可知,江南半圓銀幣雖有小量生產的事實,但未發行進入流通,故市面罕見其來有自。其中以1899年度的己亥版三錢六分存世最少,好品尤為珍貴難得。據《世界錢幣目錄》(World Coins),己亥的製額是155枚,據知此資料來自英國外交部檔案,係商務領事報告內容之一,應確實可信。但以目前實際所見,存世量遠低於此數,寥若晨星極其珍貴。」引自《珍稀"江南省造"三錢六分銀幣》孫浩著



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