Lot 035 "Very Rare The International Banking Corporation 1 Dollar/CHINA 1909 The International Banking Corporation 1 Dollar(101548),Pick# S401,S/M# M10-10，PMG CF15. p Eagle and earth pattern, shape: rectangular, with Chinese and English inscriptions of the bank’s name, the face value, the year and the location. One dollar, published by the International Banking Corporation, Guangzhou branch in 1909. Extremely rare, collected in Shanghai Museum.
In 1901, Citibank was the only bank in the United States that could establish branches abroad, and was named International Company when it was founded. In December 1901, it was renamed International Banking Corporation, Citibank was the name used in China. In 1902, a branch was established in Shanghai.
In August 1904, Citibank opened its second branch in Shameen, Guangzhou. The Guangzhou Branch began to publish banknotes, and conducted businesses on deposits, remittances, international exchanges."
Lot 084 CHINA 1949 The People's Bank of China 1st Print 500 Yuan (00111036), "lawn mower", Pick 846,S/M#C282-54,PMG CU65EPQ
Lot 086 CHINA 1949 The People's Bank of China 1st Print 1,000 Yuan (12484053）, " tractor", Pick 848a,S/M#C282-63,PMG CU64EPQ
Lot 205 Gem Republic 1912 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver/CHINA-REPUBLIC 1912 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver, Lower Star, L&M 42, Y319, NGC MS65,Norcal Collection
Lot 209 Finest Known Republic 1912 Li Yuan Hung(with Hat) One Dollar Silver/CHINA-REPUBLIC 1912 Li Yuan Hung (with Hat) One Dollar Silver, L&M43, Y320, NGC MS66,,Norcal Collection. p Li Yuan Hung, who styled himself as Songqing. A native of huangpi, Hubei province, was appointed as the commander of the 21st mixed union of the Hubei new army in the late Qing dynasty. After the wuchang uprising on october 10, 1911, Li Yuan Hung was promoted to the position of governor of Hubei military government. When the nanjing provisional government was founded, he was elected as vice president. In 1914, Yuan Shi Kai dissolved the parliament and served as president of the senate. After Yuan Shi Kai's death, he was forced to step down as a president. In 1922, he was supported by Zhili Clique and became president again. In the early 20th century, Li Yuan Hung was elected as the president twice
Lot 210 Superb Republic 1912 Li Yuan Hung(with Hat) One Dollar Silver/CHINA-REPUBLIC 1912 Li Yuan Hung (with Hat) One Dollar Silver, L&M43, Y320, NGC MS65+,Norcal Collection
Lot 216 Gem Republic 1914 Yuan Shi Kai One Dollar Silver with Plumed Hat/CHINA-REPUBLIC 1914 Yuan Shi Kai One Dollar Silver with Plumed Hat,L&M-858,Y322, NGC MS65+,Norcal Collection
Lot 224 Choice Republic 1921 Hsu Shih Chang One Dollar Silver/CHINA-REPUBLIC 1921 Hsu Shih Chang One Dollar Silver, with Motto, Kann 676, L&M864,NGC MS62,Norcal Collection
Lot 226 "Gem Republic 1923 Dragon and Phoenix Silver Dollar Small Characters/CHINA-REPUBLIC 1923 Dragon and Phoenix Silver Dollar. Variety with small characters on the reverse. Y336 (K680),L&M-81.NGC MS65; This choice example is graded by NGC MS65,Norcal Collection
The popular belief that this coin was issued to celebrate the wedding of the former emperor is quite wrong. An article published in the first issue of the journal of East Asian Numismatics (1994) revealed that the engraver, L. Giorgi, designed this coin in 1914 -- long before the emperor's wedding. The design portrays the 12 symbols of a ruler, and was intended to be a general issue coin for the whole country -- replacing the Yuan Shih Kai coins minted in the north and Sun Yat Sen coins minted in the south. The design was not adopted, but was filed away. In 1923 the Chinese Cabinet passed a resolution from the Ministry of Finance calling for a new national coinage to replace the Yuan Shih Kai coins (see the Chinese Economic Bulletin #111, 130 and 152 for 1923-24). This dragon and phoenix design was pulled out of the files and minted at the Tientsin Central Mint. In addition to this evidence, there is a small silver medal dated 1921 (two years before the wedding), commemorating the centennial of relations between CHINA and Peru, which uses this same dragon and phoenix design. Still an important and beautiful coin."
Lot 229 Choice Republic ND(1924) Tuan Chi Jui One Dollar Silver/CHINA-REPUBLIC ND(1924) Tuan Chi Jui One Dollar Silver, L&M865, Kann 683,NGC MS64,Norcal Collection. p Tuan Chi Jui(1865-1936), who styled himself as Zhiquan. During the period of the Republic of China, the famous politician was known as the Northern Tiger, he was the leader of the Anwei Clique, and Sun Yat-sen's main crusade against the Law Protection Movement. From 1916 to 1920, he was the actual controller of the Peiyang Government. From 1924 to 1926, he was temporarily the leader of the Republic of China. On November 2, 1936, Tuan Chi Jui died at Shanghai Hongen Hospital.
Lot 230 CHINA-REPUBLIC 1929 Sun Yat Sen One Dollar Silver Pattern, Made in Austria, L&M97, KM-Pn101, K617,NGC MS64+,Norcal Collection
Lot 231 CHINA-REPUBLIC 1930 Completion of the Shanghai Central Mint Silver Medal, with initials of the designer, Clifford Hewitt. Obverse has Sun Yat Sen profile,reverse shows sailing junk with rising sun in background. Silver,38mm, plain edge inscribed in Chinese, "Central Mint of China" with a plum blossom between each character.Ex Goodman Collection. From 1991 Goodman Collection（Lot1497）.Previously sold in our June 2008 sale. Unusual World Coins,L&M966,X-M505,NGC MEDAL MS64
Lot 254 CHINA-Hunan ND（1909）Hunan Da Ching Bank 1 Tael Silver,Y962,L&M-396,Weight 35.61g,Norcal Collection
Lot 291 "CHINA-KWEICHOW 1928 Auto Dollar Silver, a car door with a dot.
A PCGS AU58 was sold in Heritage in Apr-11, sale for US $76375, the second highest graded of this variety.
A NGC MS-61 was sold in Champion Coin Auction in August 23,2016, sale for US $82600 ($70000+18%), highest graded of this variety.
Though made in a remote province, this coin was eagerly sought by collectors shortly after it was issued. As a result, a large percentage of those struck survive today in collectors hands. Nearly all, however, circulated for a time and today less than half a dozen uncirculated examples are known to exist.
The coin was struck in 1928 for Governor Chou His-cheng who had just completed a motor road through his province. As I pointed out in my 1977 World Coin News article on this coin, the road was actually built as part of a famine relief operation, and was financed in part by the International Famine Relief Commission. An American engineer, O.J.Todd, who was in charge of the project, wrote a book about his work in China which included photographs of Governor Chou and his car. The car, an American model, was purchased in Canton, taken apart and carried by foot to Kweichow, where it was reassembled. It was the only car in the province. The road went north and west from Kweiyang, but did not connect with any other road.
It has long been believed that the Auto Dollar was struck in Szechuan province because Kweichow did not have a mint in those days. In my article I speculated that the coin might have been struck in Kweichow on machinery looted from the Chungking Mint by Chou’s soldiers. Recently an article published in China claimed that this is in fact what happened.
There exists a scarce example with a dot on the door which seemed to struck from recut dies, which is very rare in high grade. The finest known example was NGC MS-61, the second finest was NGC MS-58.US $15000-30000
CHINA-SINKIANG ND(1906) Fen Copper, Original Strike, Y1A, NGC MS63BN.NC Collection
Lot 296 CHINA-SINKIANG 1907(AH1325) One Tael Silver, Ta Ch'ing Series, Y26.1, Kann 1115, Chang CH163, L&M742(E61), VF. This rare and exciting coin is unique among Chinese coins - it is the only Chinese coin to bear the administrative term "tao" (dao). In Ch'ing (Qing) dynasty times, a province was divided into several "fu" or prefectures, each of which was divided into a number of "hsien" (xian) or counties. The "tao" which is translated "circuit" in English, is another division of a province, consisting of one or more prefectures or departments (chou), and is headed by a taotai. When cities are named on Chinese coins, the administrative term for that kind of city is normally omitted. On this coin, we find at the top of the obverse the inscription "K'e Shih Tao" (Keshi dao), which means "Kashgar Circuit." At the time this coin was made (the Muslim Year 1325), the Kashgar circuit consisted of the subprefectures of Yinghesar (Yingeshar) and Marapash, and the departments of Su Le, So Ch'e, and Khotan. However, as H. Chang points out in his book, "Silver Dollars and Taels of China," the use of "tao" on this coin is almost certainly an error for the word "tsao" which appears on many other Kashgar and Sinkiang coins, and looks similar to "tao." The matching 1907 Kashgar 5 Mace coin (Kann 1116) has the word "tsao" following the name Kashgar, which means simply "Made in Kashgar." Interestingly Kann lists and illustrates the Kashgar Tao Tael, but he didn't notice that the word was "tao" and he reads it as "tsao." The Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins repeats this mistake. A fascinating piece and one of the rarest of all Sinkiang coins - only a handful of examples are known to exist. It is priced at US $15,000 in the new Lin Guoming catalog.
Lot 313 CHINA-Yunnan ND(1916) Tang Chi Yao Protector of the Republic Commemorative Coin 50 Cents Silver,Y480,L&M-862, NGC MS63.Tang Chi Yao (1883-1927), Han nationality, a Huize native in Yunnan, was born in 1883 in a family of books. In 1904, he went to study in Japan and entered the sixth phase of Zhenwu school in Tokyo. Joined the league in autumn 1905. He graduated from Japanese non commissioned officer school in 1908. And returned the following year. He returned to Yunnan in 1909 and served as a teaching officer and engaged in revolutionary activities in the lecture hall. After the outbreak of the revolution of 1911, the heavy nine uprising of Kunming was attended by Cai E. On December 25, 1915, governor Cai E and general Tang Chi Yao jointly telegraphed the whole country to declare the independence of Yunnan, initiated the Uprising of Protecting the Country" to overthrow Yuan Shi Kai and set off the Movement of Protecting the Country. In February 6, 1927, Tang Chi Yao gave up the regime. In May 23, 1927, Tang Chi Yao died at the age of 44, and was buried in Kunming's Tongtong mountain. In 1935, the Kuomintang government was grateful for Tang's patronage and praised it. In 1936, it changed the state funeral into a state funeral, followed by a state funeral ceremony. The bronze statue of Tang Chi Yao was also completed at the Grand View Tower in Kunming.
Lot 314 CHINA-Yunnan ND(1916) Tang Chi Yao Protector of the Republic Commemorative Coin 50 Cents Silver,Y480,L&M-862, NGC MS63,Norcal Collection
Lot 317 CHINA-YUNNAN 1919 Tang Chi Yao 10 Dollars Gold,without"1",L&M1056,Y482.1,NGC MS60,Norcal Collection
Lot 321 CHINA-HUPEN-HONAN-ANWHEI SOVIET 1932 One Dollar Silver, L&M888, Y#504, NGC NGC VF35,Norcal Collection
Lot 322 CHINA-SZECHUAN-SHENSI SOVIET 1934 One Dollar Silver, Y513.1, L&M 891,NGC AU Details,Norcal Collection