By Champion Auction ……
We are very excited to offer selections from the Howard Franklin Bowker East Asian Collection. Many of the Bowker coins are at the top level of preservation and with excellent eye appeal. This is a great opportunity to add these coins to a Chinese collection.
A few of the most important coins include a 1896 Chili Province Dollar graded MS-63 by NGC, a 1897 Chili Province Dollar Dot with triangle variety NGC MS-63, a 1897 Chili Province 50 Cents NGC MS-63, 1898 Fengtien Province Dollar NGC MS-65, a 1898 Fengtien Province 50 cents NGC MS-65, a 1928 Kweichow Auto Dollar NGC MS-63, and a Hong Kong 1941 One Cent graded MS-64 by NGC.
All proceeds from the Howard Bowker Benefit Auction will be used for the promotion of numismatics, including digitization and education projects, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Additional Highlights: Selections from the NC Collection
1929 Sun Yat Sen Globe Dollar NGC MS-65, probably the most attractive and rarest Republican Portrait Dollar. This is the finest known example and designed by Austria Mint’s Richard Plancht.
1897 Kiangnan 50 cents Pattern Heaton Mint NGC SP-67. This rare pattern, produced by the Heaton Mint, is the finest graded by NGC with superb toning and eye appeal.
1909 Honan 20 Cash NGC XF40BN, Rated as one of the 10 rarest Chinese copper patterns, this example is one of four known and probably the finest known.
1929 Sun Yat-sen Italy Junk Pattern A.Motti. NGC MS-63 The rarest of six Junk patterns, this choice example was sold by Champion in its first auction in June 1996 in Hong Kong.
1929 Sun Yat-sen Italy Junk Pattern NGC MS-64. This finest graded example is also from Champion’s June 1996 sale and is very difficult to find in high grade.
1897 Anwei Year 23rd Pattern Dollar NGC SP-63. This is one of the rarest dollars of China and one of two coins sold originally in the Otto Beh Chinese Die auction by Künker Auctions.
Lot 017 (above): CHINA-CHIHLI 1896 One Dollar Silver, L&M439, NGC MS63, H.F.Bowker East Asia Collection. NGC 3392836-003 (All images courtesy Champion Auction)
Lot 020 (above): CHINA-CHIHLI 1897 One Dollar Silver, Dotted triangle eyes, L&M444, NGC MS63, H.F.Bowker East Asia Collection. NGC 4313401-020
Lot 022 (above): CHINA-CHIHLI 1897 50 Cents Silver, L&M445, NGC MS63. H.F.Bowker East Asia Collection. NGC 4313401-011
Lot 049 (above): CHINA-HONG KONG 1941 One Cent Bronze, NGC MS64BN. H.F.Bowker East Asia Collection. NGC 4354771-009
Lot 093 (above): CHINA-KWEICHOW 1928 Auto Dollar Silver, 2 blades of grass, L&M609, NGC MS63. H.F.Bowker East Asia Collection. NGC 4313401-027
Lot 213 (above): CHINA-HONAN ND(1909) 20 Cash Copper, NGC XF40BN, NC Collection. NGC 3359021-002
Lot 342 (above): CHINA-REPUBLIC 1929 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver Pattern, globe with 2 crossed flags, L&M88, NGC MS65. NC Collection. NGC 3360815-042
Lot 344 (above): CHINA-REPUBLIC 1929 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver Pattern, Made in Italy with A.Motti, L&M91, NGC MS63. NGC 4192703-007
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