CHINA, Provincial. Jiāngnán (Kiangnan).
|Triton XIV, Lot: 1272. Estimate $500.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AR 7 Mace 2 Candareens – Dollar. Imperial Dragon type. Nánjīng mint; H. A. Holmes, mintmaster. Dated cyclical year 1-5 (1904). HAH and CH between “zào shěng nán jiāng,” and “jiǎ kù píng qī qián èr fēn chén,” (Made in Jiāngnán province/jiǎ [cyclical date stem]/Treasury scales equal to 7 qián and 2 fēn/chén [cyclical date branch]
) in Hànzì, “bǎo yuán guāng xù,” (Valuable yuán of Guāngxù
) in Hànzì around similar legend in Manchu script / KIANG NAN PROVINCE/(rosette) • 7 MACE AND 2 CANDAREENS (rosette), flying imperial dragon facing, coiled leftward around fireball and surrounded by stylized clouds. L&M 257 var. (no pellet in reverse legend); Kann 100; KM (Yeoman) 145a.14. In NGC slab graded MS 62, lustrous.
From the Patrick H.C. Tan Collection.