PCGS-Certified Coins Highlight HERITAGE Hong Kong Auctions
Heritage Auctions will host World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction on December 8, 2016 at The Mira Hong Kong Hotel (118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon). Full preview of the auction is available on December 1-3 at the HA Hong Kong Office and on December 5-7 at the Mira Hong Kong Hotel.
Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) will be held in the Mira Hong Kong, from 9th to 11th December. Heritage Auctions is also the official authorized auction of HKINF show. Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will attend HKINF to meet investors and collectors. Visitors can visit us at our Booth #A13-15 to learn more about the latest marketing activities and information about coin submission.
Highlights of the HA auction included:
- LOT #37142: Republic Yuan Shih-kai Specimen Pattern "L. Giorgi" Dollar Year 3 (1914) SP63 PCGS, Central mint in Tientsin, L&M-67, KM-Pn31, Kann-645, variety with "L. Giorgi" above the shoulder.
The regular circulation coins do not have the name "L. Giorgi" on the obverse, and all such coins with his signature are Pattern issues, and very rare. This example is well struck, with a light russet haze and no significant marks. The fields are reflective beneath the light patina and the condition is exceptional for the stated grade. The L.Giorgi signature is seen on three different Pattern Dollars of 1914, plus a few minor issues of that date, all of which are rare.
Estimate: $120,000 - $150,000.
- LOT #37510: Man'en gold Oban ND (1860-62) MS64 PCGS, JNDA 9-11, KM-C24a.2, Fr-7, 112.8 gms, 134 x 80 mm.
The surfaces of this piece are clear, and bright, with sharply struck devices, and a near-perfect signature, with only faint loss on the high points. While relatively few examples of the Koban or this large Oban type have been seen by PCGS, this example is currently the single highest graded example of any type that PCGS has certified.
Estimate: $40,000 - $45,000.
- LOT #37024: Hsüan-t'ung silver Specimen Pattern Dollar Year 3 (1911) SP62 PCGS, Central Mint at Tientsin.
Superbly struck, with satiny surfaces and bright luster. This type is one of several Year 3 (1911) dollar patterns as proposed types for the 1911 Empire Dollar. Exceedingly rare.
Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000.
- LOT #37086: Kweichow. Republic "Auto" Dollar Year 17 (1928) AU55 PCGS, L&M-611, Kann-757. KM-Y428.Different Doors variety (driver's door shows no line segmentation at front).
A few minuscule marks are noted here and there, but little actual wear is observed. As the single finest example of this variety certified at PCGS or NGC, a coin that is destined to enter an elite collection of Chinese coinage.
Estimate: $45,000 - $55,000.
- LOT #37100: Sinkiang. Kuang-hsü gold 2 Mace (Miscals) ND (1906) AU58 PCGS
This example is well struck, with abundant remaining luster. A few minor marks are noted, along with a small ink collection, or museum, mark at the bottom of the reverse. This mark in no way damages the coin.
Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000.
For additional information about the auctions, contact the individual auction company. For additional information about PCGS services, visit online atwww.PCGSAsia.com, email[email protected], or call the PCGS Hong Kong Submission Center at + 852 2194 6688.