Chaponnière & Firmenich SA
Auction 16  13 Nov 2022
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Lot 131

Starting price: 50 000 CHF
Price realized: 65 000 CHF
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CHINA. Republic, 1912-1949. 10 Dollars Year 8 (1919), Tsientsin. Obv. Bust of Yuan Shikai left. Rev. 造年八國民華中 / 拾 / 圓. Text and rice wreath. L&M 1030; Kahn 1531; KM 330; Fr. 5. AU. 7.77 g. NGC MS 63
Privately purchased in the early of the 2000's from Robert Steinberg.
Extremely rare especially in such condition. Fabled as one of China's few offered gold coins of the modern era, the piece at hand represents part of Finance Minister Tsao Yu-lin's attempt to revive a gold standard in the nation.
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