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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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
This piece was auctioned in 2021 March 25 - 27 The Paramount Collection World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction and sold at 750,000 dollars.