Incredible Twelve Ounce Golden Rooster

Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is now online
and can be viewed
. The iconic Lunar Series, complete with majestic animal imagery
and impressive architectural motifs, always draws a crowd when these coins come
to auction. The Chinese Lunar Zodiac assigns each year in a 12-year cycle a
representative animal and various attributes to said animal. Everyone born in
that year is said to display traits and behaviors similar to that animal. The
independent and capable rooster is the subject for an impressive
twelve ounce 1,000 Yuan piece
. The obverse features an artistic
representation of two roosters and a rocky pillar, with the denomination of
1,000 Yuan appearing to the left. The reverse design depicts the famous “Bell
Tower of Xi’an” which was built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty.  Arching above the impressive facade is the
inscription which reads: “People’s Republic of China,” and below the pavilion
is the date of 1993. This rare example has a microscopic mintage of just 99
pieces, which prevents easy access to this desirable type. Certified by NGC at
Proof-69 Ultra Cameo, this example is tied for finest certified at NGC. This wonderful
example offers needle sharp strike details and hard mirror fields with frosted
cameo device.

While we are
no longer accepting consignments for our April Hong Kong Showcase Auction, we
are accepting consignments of Chinese and other Asian coins and currency for
our August 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction. In addition, we are currently
taking consignments of world and ancient coins as well as world paper money for
our May 2018 Collector’s Choice Online Auction and August 2018 ANA Auction.
Time is running short, so if you are interested in consigning your coins and
paper currency (whether a whole collection or a single rarity) be sure to
contact one of our consignment directors.​

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