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CNG 87, Lot: 1570. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CHINA, Republic. Pattern CU Yuán – Dollar (39mm, 23.32 g, 12h). Central mint at Shànghǎi (Shanghai). Dated year 21 of the Republic (1932). “zhōng huá mín guó èr shí yì nián,” in Hànzì, bust of Sūn Yìxiān (Sun Yat-sen) left / Junk under sail right on sea; above, three wild geese flying left; rising sun in background to right; “yì yuán,” in Hànzì across field. Kann 622x; KM Pn137. Choice EF, underlying red.

From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.