10 Zlotych Polskich 1827, Warsaw Mint.
Excessively rare. NGC AU53.
Pattern 5000 Dinars 1326 AH (1908/1909 AD), Teheran Mint.
Very rare. NGC PF61.
25 BC-AD 10. Gold ¼ Stater ND. Tincomarus Medusa Type.
About extremely fine.
Proof 5000 Pounds 2019, Royal Mint Llantrisant.
5 kg gold. Unique. NGC PF69 ULTRA CAMEO.
Rare in this condition. NGC MS64.
5 Ducats 1640, Munich mint. On the refortification of the city.
1623-1634. 1626 Thaler, Jitschin Mint.
Very rare specimen with magnificent patina. Almost excellent.
Liberty cap type. Large eagle. Very rare. NGC AU58.
Large Schautaler ND (1555), so called Berta Thaler.
Very rare, good very nice.
Stack’s Bowers Sells “Reversed Dragon” Silver Dollar Pattern For $1.3 M
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio
April 2023 Hong Kong Auction
26 April 2023
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio just posted the impressive results from their recently concluded Rarities Night, which presented 253 lots comprising some of the most important and elusive coins within the realm of Chinese numismatics. Prices achieved by the firm in this much-anticipated sale – the starting point for more than a week of Chinese and mostly Asian-related coinage and paper money – indicate that the market is still rather robust and attracts intense attention, as a staggering 28 lots realized prices surpassing the six-figure mark.
Leading the way was the fabled “Reversed Dragon” Silver Dollar Pattern from 1911, graded PCGS SPECIMEN-65, that sold for $1,380,000. Other impressive totals included a trio of Shantung Gold Patterns from 1926. The two 20 Dollars examples realized $504,000 and $336,000, while the 10 Dollars brought $432,000. A Yuan Shih-kai “Tall Hat” Silver Dollar Pattern realized $240,000, as did the Japanese and English versions of the fabled Sun Yat-sen Silver Dollar Patterns from 1929. Other iconic Dollar types, such as the Kweichow “Bamboo,” Szechuan-Shensi Soviet “Hammer & Sickle,” and Kweichow “Auto” crossed the block, with the first two each selling for $204,000 and the last bringing $168,000.
By the end of this special session, the total prices realized eclipsed $11.5 million, undoubtedly serving as a prelude for the firm’s numerous sessions to follow. Once again, this eminently successful kick-off session proved that Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the firm that achieves record prices and unrivaled results within the world coin industry.
Stack’s Bowers is now looking ahead to upcoming 2023 Showcase Auctions, including the August 2023 Global Showcase Auction (as an official Auctioneer Partner of the ANA World’s Fair of Money) and the October 2023 Hong Kong Auction. Consignments are also sought for the firm’s ongoing series of Collectors Choice Online events.