NGC-Certified Coins Command Attention at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction
IRVINE, Calif. (August 17, 2012) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party coin grading company and an independent member of the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), is pleased to announce that several NGC-certified Chinese rarities will be on the block at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s 2012 Hong Kong auction. The prestigious auction, to be held August 19 to 22, 2012, has attracted many must-see Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes.
An NGC-certified 1889-A French Indo-China Piastre, graded NGC PF 66, is one of the most anticipated Chinese Asian rarities in the foreign coins session. Paper Money Guaranty, a sister company to NGC and a member of CCG, will also feature low-mintage rare Chinese and Asian notes, including a finest-known Ming Dynasty 1 Kuan P-AA10, graded PMG AU 55 Net.
“It’s incredible to see how the hobby has grown in China and throughout Asia, and we’re proud to see so many NGC coins and PMG notes at an exciting event like this one,” said Steve Eichenbaum, CEO of the Certified Collectibles Group. “It’s a great honor for us to have graded these rarities, and it’s a great opportunity for hobbyists to see them in person on such an impressive auction floor.”
Live bidding for the sale will occur at the Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you’re unable to attend the auction in Hong Kong, you can visit Stack’s Bowers’ online bidding page at their website.
To learn more about this auction, contact Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio at . To learn more about having your coins certified by NGC, contact NGC at 800-642-2646.
NGC-certified modern world coins featured at the Hong Kong auction:
CHINA 10,000 Yuan, 2004, Panda Series
Mintage of only 68 pieces.
NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo
CHINA Inventions & Discoveries Gold Proof Set, 1992
Includes (5) 100 Yuan coins and a two-piece bronze miniature of the first compass.
All 5 coins graded NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo
CHINA 500 Yuan, 1996
Mintage of 228 pieces.
NGC PF 68 Ultra Cameo
NGC-certified vintage world coins featured at the Hong Kong auction:
CHINA Tai Ching Pattern Dollar Denominated “$1” ND (1910), Tientsin Mint
Original surfaces show light even gold and gray toning.
NGC MS 65
CHINA Pattern Dollar, Year 12 (1923), Tientsin Mint
Extremely attractive example of this time; rare in this grade.
NGC MS 65
CHINA Dollar, ND (1916)
Sharply struck; lustrous and attractive.
NGC MS 65
FRENCH INDO-CHINA Piastre, 1889-A
Mintage of only 100 pieces; rare.
NGC PF 66
THAILAND Tamlung (4 Baht), ND (1864)
Very rare; it is believed these pieces were never released for circulation.
NGC AU 55
Lot # 50541
CHINA Honan 20 Cash Pattern Struck in Copper, CD 1909
Extremely rare; only a few known to exist.
NGC AU 55 BN
CHINA Kansu Dollar, Year 17 (1928)
Very rare, especially in this condition.
NGC AU 50
PMG world notes featured at the Hong Kong auction:
CHINA — PROVINCIAL BANKS Hupeh Government Mint, 7 Mace 2 Candareens, Year 25 (1899) P-S2135r
One of the most well-recognized and beautiful designs of Chinese paper money; expected to attract spirited bidding.
PMG Choice Very Fine 30
CHINA — PROVINCIAL BANKS Anhwei Yu Huan Bank $5, 1907 P-S820
Rarely seen in high grades.
PMG Choice Very Fine 35
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