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British Rarities, Lydian Stater Help Set Gold Standard in Heritage’s World & Ancient Coins ANA Event

A Henry VII (1485-1509) “Fine Gold” Sovereign of 20 Shillings ND (1492) AU50 NGC, one of the most storied rarities in all of British numismatics, will capture the attention of the most advanced collectors of British numismatics when it is sold through Heritage Auctions, an Event Auctioneer Partner in ANA’s World Fair of Money, at the World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction August 17-19.

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World Coins Auctions – Prized Private Collections Shine at Heritage HKINF World & Ancient Coins Auction

Three exceptional collections, encompassing provincial and the Republic of China, stand poised to help Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 7-9 World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction continue the growth that has surged throughout the year.

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World Coins Auctions – A Gold Medal for Heritage as US Coins, World & Ancient Coins, Harry Bass Jr. Collection Push ANA Event Past $66 Million

“It’s a pleasure to see the audience migrating from book bidding to live bidding as our platform improves. Looking back, this is arguably our best ANA auction event ever! We are all very happy for our consignors and the results they were able to achieve.”

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‘Long Whiskered Dragon’ Pattern Certified by NGC Sells for Nearly $700,000

A Chinese Silver Pattern certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) realized nearly $700,000 in a recent Heritage Auctions sale. It was one of 15 NGC-graded coins that realized six-figure prices in the World Coins Platinum Session and Signature Auction on June 21, 2023.

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Together, Four NGC-graded Modern Chinese Rarities Top Half a Million Dollars

Three modern Chinese 1-kilogram gold coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) each realized prices over $150,000 in a Heritage Auctions sale, and another realized over $70,000. The World Coins Platinum Session and Signature Auction, was held June 21-22, 2023.

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World Coins Auctions – Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollar, Featuring Giorgi’s Most Coveted Design, Takes Flight Toward HKINF World Coins Auction

“The world-class lots that comprise this auction make it one of the finest we have seen in a single auction,” says Cris Bierrenbach, Executive Vice President of International Numismatics at Heritage Auctions.

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World Currency Auctions – 6 billion Yuan, the largest-denomination Chinese banknote, brings $78,000 to top $1.5 million World Paper Money auction

A Chinese Sinkiang Provincial Bank 6,000,000,000 Yuan = 10,000 Gold Yuan Pick S1797 PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ, the largest known denomination for any Chinese banknote, drew the largest result ever when it more than doubled its pre-auction estimate, ending at $78,000.

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World Coins Auctions – ‘Long-Whiskered Dragon’ Dollar Flies to $690,000, Bringing the Heat to Heritage’s $9.7 Million HKINF World Coins Platinum Event

The result followed the June 20 HKINF World Paper Money Signature® Auction – Hong Kong auction that finished at $1,503,400, bringing the combined total for the two events, each of which included multiple new records, to $11,178,925.

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HA海瑞得6月香港拍賣|精選中國古錢拍品

香港國際錢幣展銷會(HKINF)今年六月拍賣即將舉槌,各式各樣精美罕見的拍品現已上載於官網之中,歡迎隨時查看並參與競投。中國精鑄幣種類繁多,不但有前文提到的各式經典機制幣與現代金銀幣,同場尚有罕見的古錢珍寶待您逐一細看。

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曇花一現~「當時世界紙幣面額之最」新疆省銀行60億元發行始末

引入註目的「新疆省幣」早已在歷史洪流中退出流通領域,成為博物館的展品,發行新疆省幣的政權也早在革命浪潮衝擊下被埋葬了。但是,惡性通貨膨脹災難給人們留下的記憶卻是沉重與深刻的、令人難忘!

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People’s Republic Chinese Lunar Series Gold Proof Scalloped 10000 Yuan (Kilo)

People’s Bank of China has been issuing collectible coins made with precious metal since 1979. In 1992, it released its first Chinese Lunar signs Kilo series, also known as the First Issue (1981-92) Chinese Lunar Complete Set Commemorative Issue. At the time, the gold coin was the spotlight amongst collectors and demand far exceeded its supply.

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中國錢幣拍賣 – 首套亮相拍賣 – 近乎完美的1989年「龍鳳呈祥」金銀樣幣

此品顯然在發行後隨即被精心打理收藏,每枚保養完美無瑕,品相絕頂無雙。深霧面圖文反射於最高度的鏡面之上,無一角度不美,充分展現及保留了鑄幣技術上的完美度。NGC統計顯示,1989年龍鳳20元銀幣僅有12枚,而200元金幣僅有6枚,未有出現更好。

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World Coins & Currency Auctions – Heritage Auctions Reports $464 Million 2022 for Numismatic Auctions Alone, $1.45 Billion Total Sales

$103.5 million Nobel Peace Prize benefitting UNICEF humanitarian response to war in Ukraine excluded from totals because Heritage waived its commission

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Latest Developments in Polymer Banknotes

Polymer banknotes are being introduced in more and more countries worldwide. Simply looking at countries close to Hong Kong reminds us of the recent introductions of polymer in the Philippines and (after a break) Thailand, on top of the countries already using polymer: Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the many Australia-Pacific nations.

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World Coins Auctions – The First Gold Coin of England and sold at 720,000 USD in January 2021

Proposed by the famed British numismatist Sir John Evans to be the ‘true’ first portrait of an English king on the coinage prior to the Tudor issues inaugurated by Henry VII, we have been able to locate only seven pieces remaining of this issue, three of which are in private collections, with this likely being the finest known.