Champion Winter Auction started from 12:00am on December 6th, 2015. Buyers from the floor, mail, phone and online bid up against each other. Many famous collectors and collectors¡¯ representatives from China mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, USA and Singapore, including C.S Wong, David Chau, C.M. Chang, Allan Chan, Wang Yang, Richard Guo, Charlie Chang, Newton Ng and Allen Chen and overseas Liveauctioneers online bidders competed there for the strong results.
This auction was pleased to offer part IX of the Chinese Family Collection, which features Chinese 50 cents coinage, almost including the complete set of all issued 50-cents Chinese struck coins. This highly anticipated Collection result in high prices. For example, Lot 077, CHINA-CHIHLI 1896 50 Cents Silver sold US $55,200 (Buyer¡¯s Commission inclusive, hereinafter) to a Chinese floor buyer; Lot 078, CHINA-CHIHLI 1897 50 Cents Silver, slanted eye dragon, realized in US $10,925 to a Chinese floor buyer; Lot 087, CHINA-FENGTIEN 1899 50 Cents Silver, date year 25th in Manchu was mistakenly written as year 24th, sold US $8,260 to an American online buyer; Lot 098, CHINA-HONG KONG 1866 One Dollar Silver, sold US $ 11.500 to an American floor buyer; Lot 119, CHINA-KIANGNAN 1900 50 Cents Silver, NGC VF35, was won by a Chinese floor buyer at the price of US $69,000; Lot 128, CHINA-KWANGTUNG ND (1889) 50 Cents Silver Pattern, 7.3 Reversed Pattern, realized a hammer price at US $166,750; Lot 129, CHINA-KWANGTUNG ND (1889) 20 Cents Silver Pattern, 7.3 Reversed Pattern, sold US $34,500; Lot 130, CHINA-KWANGTUNG ND(1889) 10 Cents Silver Pattern, 7.3 Reversed Pattern, sold US $50,600, to the same American floor buyer of Lot 128 and Lot 129; Lot 131, CHINA-KWANGTUNG ND (1889) 5 Cents Silver Pattern, 7.2 Reversed Pattern, sold US $25,300 to a Chinese floor buyer; Lot 140, CHINA-MANCHURIAN 1907 50 Cents Silver, was won by a Chinese phone buyer at the price of US $6,900; Lot 151, CHINA-SHENSI ND (1898) 50 Cents Silver Pattern realized US $138,000, which was won by an American mail buyer. Lot 152, CHINA-SHENSI ND (1898) 20 Cents Silver Pattern sold to a Taipei floor buyer at the price of US $120,750.
Apart from the Chinese family collection, another highlight of Chinese vintage coins is Lot 185, the best finest known CHINA-REPUBLIC 1912 Yuan Shi Kai Large Beard One Dollar Silver Pattern. This coin has attracted much attention before the auction. After competitive bidding, it finally realized US $345,000, the highest price of Chinese vintage coins in this auction, won by an American floor buyer. Two buyers, one from Taiwan and the other from Hong Kong, missed the bidding opportunity due to their failure control of timing.
Moreover, Lot 186, CHINA-REPUBLIC 1912 Li Yuan Hung (Without Hat) One Dollar Silver, the scarcer error variety with ¡°T I I E¡± instead of ¡°T H E¡±, sold US $8,625 to a Chinese phone buyer; Lot 187, CHINA-REPUBLIC 1914 Yuan Shi Kai 50 Cents Silver, was won by an American online buyer at the price of US $5,664; Lot 198, CHINA-REPUBLIC 1935 Sun Yat Sen 50 Cents Copper Pattern realized US $50,600, which was won by an American floor buyer; Lot 208, CHINA-SZECHUAN ND Empress Tzu Hsi 50 Cents Silver Fantasy, sold to a Chinese floor buyer at the price of US $5,060.
As to the Ancient Coins, the first two lots, which were the CHINA-Qing Dynasty 1851-1861 Xian Feng Yuan Bao 1000 Cash, were respectively sold $1,840 and $1,955 to two Chinese floor buyers. Then in J. C. Lee Collection, Lot 029, CHINA-KIANGNAN ND (1897) One Dollar Silver, reeded edge, was won by a Chinese phone buyer at the price of US $5,750; Lot 030, CHINA-KIANGNAN ND (1897) One Dollar Silver, Ornamental Edge, sold US $4,140 to a Chinese floor buyer.
In the case of World Coins, Lot 315, NORTH KOREA 2011 Celadon, sold US $2,530 to a floor buyer; Lot 316, NORTH KOREA 2014 Celadon, was won by a floor buyer at the price of US $13,800, which set the highest price record in the World Coin section.
With regard to the Chinese Modern Coins, Lot 382, CHINA-MACAU 2015 Macau Numismatic Society Platinum Commemorative Show Panda, with the starting price of US $3,000, finally realized US $27,600 which was won by a floor buyer. Lot 383, CHINA-MACAU 2015 Macau Numismatic Society Silver Sample Commemorative Show Panda was won by a Chinese phone buyer at the price of US $5,750; Lot 422, CHINA 1992 2000 Yuan 1Kg Completion of Lunar Cycle, sold an astonished price of US $644,000 to a mail bid buyer; Lot505, CHINA 2012 Commemorative Panda for Singapore International Coin Fair, sold US $16,675; Lot 506, CHINA 2012 Commemorative Panda for Philadelphia ANA Coin Convention, sold US $16,675; Lot 509, CHINA 2013 Commemorative Panda for Berlin World Money Fair, sold US $14,950. The above three commemorative panda coins are won by the same floor buyer.