The “Horse Gaming Tokens” of Szechuan

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Much like the American pastime poker often involving some friendly monetary wagering, so too...

Hong Kong Auction to Feature Pavilion Dollars, Rare Ta-Ching Banknote

The Mysterious 'Pavilion Dollars' of 1921 By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   As interaction increased between the western world and the...

Ancient and Modern Gold Coins Highlight Catawiki Auctions

By CoinWeek ....   Internet auction site Catawiki offers a wide range of collectibles, including fine art, jewelry, comics, toys, militaria, wine, and antiques. Numismatists will...

Legendary Chinese “Long-Whisker” Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   There are many highlights and exceptional rarities in the Stack's Bowers upcoming October Hong...

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Present Record-Setting Hong Kong Sale in October

Venerable coin firm Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio is pleased to announce their fall Hong Kong auction comprising seven sessions over five days, split between...

Auto Dollars of Kweichow Featured in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Numismatic representations of automobiles are always popular due to their immense crossover appeal and...

The 1898 Chihli Dollar — A Monumental Gem With a Monumental...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   While the massive collection formed by the legendary Eduard Kann stands as a pinnacle...

Heaton Mint Coin From Kiangnan Highlighting Stack’s Bowers’ Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Late in the 19th century, China began to modernize its coining system, moving away...

Limited-Edition 2020 Silver Eagles, “No Show” Pandas Offered by American Numismatic...

American Numismatic Association Living President Signature Labels Limited-edition 2020 American Silver Eagles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with original signatures from 16 living American...

The Coinage of Manchukuo and the Last Emperor of China

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   The Last Emperor On March 1, 1932, a man by the name of Puyi became the Datong, or chief executive,...

Spring Dollar Rare Chinese Coin Realizes $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan Silver Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized an outstanding $660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June...

Missing Blank Space Makes Chinese Peacock Coin Worth Over $100,000

The modern Chinese Peacock series of coins is always popular with collectors. But despite these coins' popularity and beauty, you can usually purchase a...

Spring Dollar, Rare Asian Coins to Shine at Heritage Auctions Event

In the realm of Asian pedigrees, few rival the Dr. Norman Jacobs collection of Asian coins. As many collectors recall, Jacobs’ collection brought forth...

Over $13,000,000 in Coins and Banknotes Sold at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio’s...

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to announce the results from their recently concluded May Hong Kong auction. Total prices realized for this monumental...

NGC Coins and PMG Notes Impress in Stack’s Bowers May Sale

A coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and a note certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) achieved the top results in the Stack’s...

Medals of Li Hung-Chang—Strategist, Diplomat & World Traveler

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   After spending his early life in scholarly pursuits, the rise of Li Hung-chang (李鴻章,...

The Curious Gold Fantasy Coins of Shanghai

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Outside the realm of normal Chinese numismatics is a series of unusual 50 and...

Live Bidding Begins This Week for Stack’s Bowers 10th Anniversary Hong...

Dear Friends, It is finally here – our 10th Anniversary Hong Kong Auction! Before I share some of the wonderful numismatic items that have been...

Off-Metal Pattern Coins in the Early Chinese Republic

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Following over two millennia of highly standardized and predictable currency in the form of...

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Highlights May 2020 Hong Kong Coin, Paper Money...

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is tremendously excited to present their May Hong Kong Coin and Paper Money auction—a monumental event that marks a decade...

The MBMY Collection—Chinese Pattern Coins (and More!) for the Connoisseur

Chinese Pattern Coins by Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Our monumental 10th Anniversary Hong Kong auction, marking a decade of...

Coin Profile – China 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver...

Description: The 10-Yuan one-ounce 1995 Silver Panda is a bullion coin produced by the official mint of the People’s Republic of China. The Silver Panda...

The 1989 Dragon and Phoenix Pattern Coins—A Timeless Pairing With a...

Pattern Coins by Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Animal iconography has long played an important role in Chinese art, with...

The Chinese Boxer Rebellion and its Numismatic Ramifications

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Following the Sino-Japanese War of 1895, western influence increased within China (both in terms...

Stack’s Bowers to Auction Rare 1911 Chinese Dollar Worth an Estimated...

Numismatic auction house 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...

Top Pop Frosted Bamboo 2003 500 Yuan Gold Panda Highlights GreatCollections...

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, January 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this China 2003 Gold Panda Frosted Bamboo 500 Yuan coin, graded MS-70 by...

Heritage Hong Kong Coin, Currency Signature Auctions Realize Over $5.5 Million

Szechuan Pattern Set Eclipses $1 Million   Chinese Coin Highlights A spectacular double pattern set of Szechuan coinage, made by the Ferracute factory in New Jersey, was...

NGC-Certified 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set Realizes $1,020,000 at Auction

An 1897 Szechuan Ferracute Pattern Set certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $1,020,000 USD at auction, an impressive figure that reflects the set’s...

A World of Money: An Impressive Large Example of China’s Earliest...

By Heritage Auctions ......   Our December 5-6 Hong Kong Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of the most unique forms of currency...

Heritage Offers Complete Ferracute Specimen Double Pattern Set of Chinese Coins

Heritage's December 5-6 Hong Kong World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction features a fantastically rare set of Chinese patterns, minted at the Ferracute Machine...