Chekiang. Kuang-hsü Dragon Dollar ND (1898-99) MS66 NGC, KM-Y55, L&M-282, Kann-119. Among the rarest of all the "Dragon Dollar" issues, and seldom available to collectors of the series, with archived auction records reflecting the offering of only three coins since 2008. All three of these previously offered coins were VF Details condition, with two pieces having chopmarks, and the third showing graffiti damage. The last of these to be sold at auction was a VF Details (Chopmark) example sold by Heritage in December 2017 at the hammer price of $55,000. This spectacular example is truly amazing and a once in a lifetime opportunity for the collector who wants to acquire the finest known example of a supremely rare dragon dollar. Much like the previous 50 Cent example of this type, the strike is essentially flawless, with untoned bright silver color over satin obverse fields, with prooflike reverse fields. No notable flaws detract from the overall appearance of this one-of-a-kind example. Only three pieces have been certified of this classic rarity, with only one other Mint State example, an MS64 graded by PCGS.
From the W&B Capital Collection
Estimate: 500000-600000 USD