Pre-owned Chinese coins sell in Hong Kong auctions

Two firms offer nine examples of China’s famous 1928 Auto silver dollar
By , Coin World
Published : 01/13/16
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Highest grade Auto dollar without damage

Heritage offered the highest-graded coin without damage, as indicated by a grading service. 

The coin graded AU-50 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., realized $7,468.75, in line with its estimate of $7,000 to $9,000. 

According to Heritage, the coin exhibits “light tone on both sides and remnants of luster in the fields.”

Based on images provided by the two firms, this coin very well may be the most attractive example of all Auto dollars to cross the block in Hong Kong that week. It is the highest graded example, and exhibits none of the problems vexing several of the other coins. 

Multiple issues suppress the price

At the low end were a pair of pieces offered by Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio that each realized $3,883.75.

The PCGS-graded example, dubbed Genuine, Cleaning, VF Details in a Secure holder, is lighter in look than the higher graded NGC piece that exhibits a darker tone and rim damage. 

The PCGS piece is “an attractive example of this always in demand type,” while the NGC graded piece is “a very presentable example of this always in demand type,” according to the auction cataloger. 

Either would suffice for a collector who has coveted this famous type piece.

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