Estimate price: 1,250€Lycia. Undefined Dynast. Stater, around 480 B. C.
unknown mint. Rare. Fine toning, weakly struck,
extremely fine. Ex Sayar Collection.
Spring Auction Sales 402-40643
Estimate price: 1,250€Lycia. Kherei. Stater, 430/410 B. C. Telmessos. Rare.
Extremely fine. Ex Sayar Collection.
Spring Auction Sales 402-406164
Estimate price: 20,000€Sicilia. Syracuse. Dekadrachm, 405/400 B. C., specimen
by the master engraver Kimon, unsigned.
Extremely rare. Fine patina, tiny scratches, good very fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-406585
Estimate price: 40,000€Roman Empire. Hadrianus, 117-138 for Aelius. Aureus,
137, Rome. Rare in this condition. Attractive piece with
perfect centering, tiny flan defect, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-406890
Estimate price: 10,000€German States. City of Regensburg. 2 Ducats n. d. (1742),
with the titel of Karl VII. Extremely rare. Attractive piece.
Extremely fine-uncirculated.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063209
Estimate price: 10,000€German States. City of Regensburg. Thick, double Reichstaler
n. d. (around 1742), with the titel of Karl VII. Extremely rare.
Attractive piece with nice patina, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063217
Estimate price: 25,000€Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand II, 1592-1618-1637.
5 Ducats 1636, Prague. Extremely rare. S
lightly bent, very fine-extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063821
Estimate price: 15,000€German States. Bavaria. Ludwig I., 1825-1848. Gold struck
from the die of a Double gulden. Of the highest rarity.
Attractive piece with fine golden toning. NGC MS63+.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063949
Estimate price: 20,000€German States. Saxony. Friedrich August I., 1694-1733
(August der Starke). 2 Ducats 1695, Dresden.
Extremely rare. Attractive piece, min. bent, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4064054
Estimate price: 75,000€German States. Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Julius, 1568-1589.
Löser (multiple taler) Heinrichstadt (Wolfenbüttel),
Extremely rare. Very attractive piece, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4064144

1911 “Long-Whiskered Dragon” Tops Heritage’s HKINF Auction

Heritage Auctions

HKINF Signature Auction –Platinum Session

Coins

9-11 December 2023

HK-Hong Kong

A Hsüan-t’ung silver Specimen Pattern “Long-Whiskered Dragon” Dollar Year 3 (1911) SP64+ NGC sold for $630,000 to lead Heritage’s HKINF World Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction to $8,685,913 December 9-11.

Lot 34012: China. Hsüan-t’ung silver Specimen Pattern “Long-Whiskered Dragon” Dollar Year 3 (1911) SP64+ NGC. Among the Finest Pattern Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollars Extant. Result: $630,000.

Lot 34012: China. Hsüan-t’ung silver Specimen Pattern “Long-Whiskered Dragon” Dollar Year 3 (1911) SP64+ NGC. Among the Finest Pattern Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollars Extant. Result: $630,000.

Among the finest Pattern Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollars extant, it is the finest example ever offered through Heritage Auctions, the world’s leading numismatic auctioneer.

“This is an extraordinary coin, and one which has not come to auction in decades,” says Cris Bierrenbach, Executive Vice President of International Numismatics at Heritage Auctions. “The demand for high-grade Asian coins has never been higher, and it is coins like this magnificent piece that are leading the way.”

Lot 34069: China. Republic Chu Yu-pu Specimen Pattern Medallic Dollar ND (1927) SP61 PCGS. Mint Specimen Chu Yu-pu Pattern Dollar. Result: $528,000.

Lot 34069: China. Republic Chu Yu-pu Specimen Pattern Medallic Dollar ND (1927) SP61 PCGS. Mint Specimen Chu Yu-pu Pattern Dollar. Result: $528,000.

More than two dozen bids poured in for a Republic Chu Yu-pu Specimen Pattern Medallic Dollar ND (1927) SP61 PCGS, L&M-962, Kann-690, WS-0125 before it sold for $528,000. From the Ta Han Collection, this beauty is the second of two of these amazing Medallic Pattern Dollar types in the auction – a rare occurrence for coins of this caliber.

The third coin in the auction to bring more than $500,000 was a Choice Mint State Kiangnan Dragon Dollar that ended at $504,000. As a cornerstone artifact in Kiangnan’s numismatic legacy, this elusive example, from the J.R. S. Affra Collection, carries the second-highest grade designation on the PCGS census, creating a stunning combination of rarity, beauty and prestige.

Lot 34072: China. Republic Sun Yat-sen silver Specimen Italian Pattern “Junk” Dollar Year 18 (1929)-R SP62 PCGS. A. Motti - Signed Italian Pattern “Junk” Dollar. Result: $312,000.

Lot 34072: China. Republic Sun Yat-sen silver Specimen Italian Pattern “Junk” Dollar Year 18 (1929)-R SP62 PCGS. A. Motti – Signed Italian Pattern “Junk” Dollar. Result: $312,000.

A Republic Sun Yat-sen silver Specimen Italian Pattern “Junk” Dollar Year 18 (1929)-R SP62 PCGS may be from the scarcest example from this highly contested Pattern series, but bidders chased it until it found a new home at $312,000. Also from the Ta Han Collection, it is a coveted Italian concept of Attilio Motti, one of Europe’s most prominent 20th century engravers, whose skilled hand clearly crafted the sensitively rendered portrait and “Junk” that are eponymous for the type. Examples are exceedingly rare, reaching the open market only once every few years.

Lot 34022: China. Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü Dollar CD 1900 MS65 PCGS. Amazing Quality Kiangnan Dollar. Result: $288,000.

Lot 34022: China. Kiangnan. Kuang-hsü Dollar CD 1900 MS65 PCGS. Amazing Quality Kiangnan Dollar. Result: $288,000.

An exceptional Kuang-hsü Dollar CD 1900 MS65 PCGS drew a winning bid of $288,000. Few, if any, examples can claim to match the level of aesthetic and conditional quality seen in this example. There are just two specimens out of more than 750 – this example and an unimaginable MS66+ – graded at the Gem level.

A Victoria gold Proof “Una and the Lion” 5 Pounds 1839 PR62 Ultra Cameo NGC closed at $276,000. An iconic and enormously popular treasure of British numismatics, it was struck in the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign. This prized design is an unrivaled 19th century example of mastery by Royal Mint Chief Engraver William Wyon.

Other top lots included, but were not limited to:

  • A Rama V (Chulalongkorn) 6-Piece Uncertified “Bullet” Presentation Set CS 1242 (1880) UNC: $264,000
  • A Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver Pattern Dollar Year 3 (1914) MS64 NGC: $234,000
  • A Shantung. Republic gold Pattern “Dragon & Phoenix” 10 Dollars Year 15 (1926) MS65+ NGC: $216,000
  • A Kuang-hsü gold Pattern Kuping Tael (Liang) 1907 MS61 NGC: $216,000