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The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held April 5 through April 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of rare coins and banknotes in Southeast Asia, and this auction features some of the most desirable numismatic material available anywhere in the world, including a number of museum quality pieces. 

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Rare and Unusual Unlisted Printer’s Design

Rare and Unusual Unlisted Printer’s Design

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

Lot 82149 of our upcoming April 6th Hong Kong auction is one of the most exciting notes in the sale. This P- UNL Printer’s Design comes to us by way of the Banque de L’Indo-Chine in French Indo-China. The proposed design was initially supposed to be the 100 Piastres design for Pick 18, but never made it past this design proposal. This note is extremely rare and the Haiphong designation only puts the note in further rare company.

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Gem Mint State China 1910 Pattern Dollar

Gem Mint State China 1910 Pattern Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our April Hong Kong Showcase Auction previews continue with this lovely rare pattern Silver Dollar from the final period of the Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in Peking – minted a multitude of coinage types in the later portion of the Empire, in an attempt to unify the currency system of China. Unfortunately, China’s administrative disorganization (as well as insufficient funds) inhibited the reforms from gaining traction. 

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Exceptional Quality Tientsin Tutung Yamen 1902 Gold Medal

Exceptional Quality Tientsin Tutung Yamen 1902 Gold Medal

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The upcoming April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is shaping up to be quite a superb event! Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is eager to begin our many showcase blogs with a gold medal from a pivotal moment in Chinese history. The Boxers seized the city of Tientsin in June 1900, and the Eight Nation Alliance (Germany, United States of America, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Russia and Austria-Hungary) recaptured the city on July 14th. 
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The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio December Hong Kong Auction Produces Terrific Results!

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their December 2015 Chinese and Asian Coin, Currency and Medal auction. Overall, prices realized exceeded estimates, with many lots showing heated competition. (All prices realized include the standard buyer’s premium).

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