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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio   |   August 2016 Hong Kong   |   15 - 17 August 2016 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Session B, Lot 60046





Estimate: -   |   Starting price: 6'000 USD Price realized: 15'000 USD
Extremely Rare 1866 Mil Mule
HONG KONG. Mil, 1866. PCGS AU-55 BN Secure Holder.
KM-Obv. 3, Rev. 1; Mars-Obv. C2, Rev. C1. Only known example in private hands, with one confirmed additional specimen interned at the Victoria Museum in Melbourne, Australia. This piece features the standard reverse for the 1866 Mil, with the obverse die employed from the earlier 1863-1865 type. The key difference being the left hand Chinese character. For the 1863 to 1865 issues the left character is "Wen" while the 1866 Mil displays the character "Ch'ien" in its place. The only other known example was provided to the Melbourne Mint by the British Royal Mint in London for inclusion in the Melbourne Mint's coinage display at the 1880 International Exhibition and the 1888 International Exhibition. Lightly circulated, this piece retains all of its original character while having developed a deep rich mahogany patina. A coin of the GREATEST RARITY and perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this issue.
PCGS AU-55 BN Secure Holder.
PCGS #320986.
Estimate: $10000.00- $12000.00

極為罕見的1866年香港一千
1866年香港一千。
已知僅有的一枚私人收藏。另有一枚同款樣幣為澳大利亞墨爾本維多利亞博物館所收藏。本拍品反面採用標準的1866年款式,而正面則採用1863-1865款。以上兩款的主要區別在於左側的中文字樣,1863-1865款的文字是Wen,而1866款的是Ch'ien。唯一一枚存世同款由英國皇家鑄幣厰提供給墨爾本鑄幣厰,用以豐富後者在1880年和1888年國際博覽會上的陳列。輕微流通痕跡,細節保存完好,泛有紅褐色光澤。稀世珍寶,藏家一生中難得的收藏機會。

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