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Heritage: Impressive Chinese Coins Highlight Hong Kong Auction

China 1979 Year of the Child 450 Yuan Gold Commemorative Piefort CoinWe are extremely pleased and excited to offer our second semi-annual Hong Kong Signature Coin Auction, scheduled for June 22-24, held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. We hope that you join us and find something that your collection can’t live without.

One particular area to highlight is a group of impressive pattern issues of China. Standouts from this selection include an 1898 brass dollar from the Szechuan province, two silver Junk pattern issues produced in Austria and England as well as a L. Giorgi 50 cents pattern from 1914. Perhaps most impressive of all is a Kwangtung pattern copper dollar graded an exceptional Specimen 64+ Brown by PCGS.

Accompanied by the legendary Wa She Wong pedigree, this coin is almost certain to sit atop all others when the sale is concluded.

Another area of strength is coinage from the People’s Republic of China. Not only is this section unusually large for us in terms of the number of lots presented, but many key, low mintage and high denomination issues are contained within, making it particularly enticing for the collector focused on these issues.

From the 1979 “year of the child” commemoratives we have a gold and silver set, struck in double weight and thickness (piefort), a quality that is very rarely seen on the market.

Also impressive is a gold 1993 100 Yuan from the Inventions and Discoveries series that celebrates Yin and Yang Philosophy in its portrayal of Fu, Lu and Shu.

From the popular Panda series, we have a 1993 500 Yuan / 5 ounce gold coin offered in nearly flawless PR69 Ultra Cameo condition by NGC. With a mintage of only 99 pieces, this coin is one of the keys for this ever-popular and widely collected series.

China 1979 Year of the Child 35 Yuan Silver Commemorative Piefort CoinHighlights outside of China are also numerous. From Hong Kong’s period as a British colony, an outstanding Victorian half dollar and dollar, both marvelous proofs carrying the 1866 date, can be found.

From Thailand, we note an exceptional 2 baht of Rama IV. While scarce as a type, this representative, offered in sensational MS64 condition by NGC, is nothing short of museum quality.

Finally, a nice run of gold coins from Java in the Netherlands East Indies should see strong interest. This auction will also include a small selection of United States and other World coins.

We are very proud of how well the Hong Kong auctions have been received and will continue to search out the finest available coins to offer our Asian coin collectors and beyond. Lot viewing will be held during the week prior to the auction at our Hong Kong office, centrally located at the Lippo Center in the Admiralty area of Hong Kong Island. The live portion of the auction, as well as lot viewing, will be held at the Mira Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui and as always, if you can’t make it to the auction in person, you can bid through www.HA.com/coins.


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Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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