Starting Price: 78 000 USD
Price realized: 120 000 USD
CHINA. Kiangnan. 3 Mace 6 Candareens (50 Cents), ND (1897). Heaton Mint. NGC PROOF-67.
L&M-211B; K-67; Y-144; WS-0789; Wenchao-pg. 420 #641 (rarity three stars); Chang Foundation-pg. 176#82; Shanghai Museum-Mr. Shi Jiagan's Collection-pg. 81#415; Sun-I-4-01. EXTREMELY RARE. Reeded edge. Struck at the Heaton mint as patterns or trials and not intended for circulation. Tied with two other examples in this category, with only one other example at NGC earning a Proof-67 Cameo designation. At PCGS it is designated as a Specimen type, with one SP-67+ and one SP-68. All told, this is an exquisite piece with few available examples. Razor sharp strike with hard mirror fields and frosted devices. Brilliant luster and nice even iridescent toning. A truly exceptional example with amazing eye appeal and well worthy of any highly advanced collection. NGC PROOF-67.
From the W&B Capital Collection.
Estimate: $130000.00- $160000.00