Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is presenting
for sale a beautifully-minted and ultra-rare 1911 Chinese Silver Long-Whisker
Dragon Dollar at the New York International Numismatic Convention on January
important rarity will be presented in lot 20246 of Stack’s
Bowers’ World and Ancient Coin Auction, in Session One of the two-day event to
be held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. This 1911 Chinese dollar, created
at the Central Chinese Mint in Tientsin, features an extremely rare pattern and
is the single finest certified of the type at either the Numismatic Guaranty
Corporation or Professional Coin Grading Service.
at as much as $500,000, this fantastic rarity is missing from most of the
significant collections of Chinese coins, private or institutional, such as the
famous Irving Goodman, Dr. Norman Jacobs and Chang foundation collections. This
piece exhibits a needle-sharp strike with crisp well-defined devices, blocked
off characters and smooth surfaces. Delicate light patina graces the
peripherals of the obverse while the reverse displays a light mottled tone.
head of the Central mint at Tientsin, Mr. Luigi Giorgi, served as head designer
and chief-engraver from 1910-20. His many works are of outstanding quality in
fine style and are very artistic.
Several of his pattern designs were adopted and placed into full
production with two of the most widely recognized motifs in Chinese numismatics
being the 1911 Dragon in the clouds Imperial Dollar and the 1914 Yuan Shih-kai
Dollar. Mr. Giorgi had the privilege of designing and creating the last Chinese
Imperial issue which saw use well into the Republic.
artistic details of this coin alone make it a stand out piece in any
collection,” said Brian Kendrella, President of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “Factor in the rarity as well and you have a
collector’s piece that is seldom seen throughout the world. This will make an unparalleled addition to
For more information, call 800-458-4646, email [email protected], or visit the firm’s website StacksBowers.com.