The Top Five Types from Rarities Night

While we are still in the middle of the colossal April 2023 Hong Kong auction, Rarities Night—the sale’s initial offering presenting the most important coins from Chinese numismatics—has concluded. The results featured dozens of six-figure (or higher) price highlights and among them were found some iconic designs and types:

CHINA. Silver “Reversed Dragon” Dollar Pattern, Year 3 (1911). Tientsin Mint. Hsuan-t’ung (Xuantong [Puyi]). PCGS SPECIMEN-65.

Realized $1,380,000 (

CHINA. Shantung. Gold 20 Dollars Pattern, Year 15 (1926). Tientsin Mint. NGC MS-66★.

Realized $504,000 (

Also featuring this design was a Gold 10 Dollars Pattern ($432,000), another Gold 20 Dollars Pattern ($336,000), and a Silver Dollar Pattern ($216,000).

CHINA. Silver Dollar Pattern, ND (1914). Tientsin Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-63.

Realized $240,000 (

CHINA. Silver Dollar Pattern, Year 18 (1929). Hangchow Mint. PCGS SPECIMEN-64.

Realized $240,000 (

Also featuring this overall design was a Japanese Pattern from Osaka Mint dies ($240,000).

CHINA. Kweichow. “Bamboo” Dollar, Year 38 (1949). NGC AU Details–Cleaned.

Realized $204,000 (

To view our upcoming auction schedule and future offerings, please visit where you may register and participate in this and other forthcoming sales.

We are always seeking coins, medals, and paper money for our future auctions, and are currently accepting submissions for our 2023 Global Showcase auction in August and our fall Hong Kong auction. Additionally, we are accepting submissions for our Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auctions, the next of which will be in September 2023. If you would like to learn more about consigning, whether a singular item or an entire collection, please contact one of our consignment directors today and we will assist you in achieving the best possible return on your material.

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