06-04-2016 – 01-01-1970
Hong Kong Coin Auction
Baldwin’s celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Far East Auction Brand
A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd announces its upcoming Spring Hong Kong Coin Auction, featuring a wide and varied high quality selection of Far Eastern, Chinese and World Coins and Banknotes.
Lot 10: China – Empire. Bank of China, Specimen 50-Yuan, Year 2 (1913). In CMC holder graded Gem Uncirculated 65 OPQ. Rare. Estimate: US$ 7,500-9,500.
This auction marks the 30th anniversary of the Far East Auction Brand, and is the 36th time that Baldwin & Sons has made the long trek to Hong Kong, but it’s always worth it: the Far East enjoys a keen enthusiasm for numismatics, an energy and passion that springs from a culture as deep and rich as anywhere on earth.
Lot 316: China – Empire. Central Mint at Tientsin, Hsuan Tung, Silver Pattern Dollar, Year 3 (1911). Uncirculated and rare. Estimate: US$ 12,000-15,000.
Baldwin’s long-standing partnership with Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co Ltd has produced some amazing highlights over the years, including the World Record Price for a Hong Kong Trade Dollar at the last sojourn to the region in August last year.
Lot 523: China – Republic. Yuan Shih-Kai, Silver Pattern Dollar, Year 3 (1914). In PCGS holder graded SP63. Very rare. Estimate: US$ 120,000-150,000.
The Hong Kong Coin Auction is an integral part of Baldwin’s international calendar, as it provides Baldwin & Sons with a strong presence in an important numismatic market. As Director and Chief Auctioneer Seth Freeman states, “in recent years we have seen a distinct shift in numismatic auctions away from the traditional methods of bidding to a far more digitally based process. Thanks to this ‘magical’ internet we are able to communicate directly with keen numismatists across the world, and, through the Hong Kong Coin Auction, more specifically those in mainland China: a passionate market that we can now interact with more confidently.”
Lot 832: Japan. Manen Era (c. 1860-62), Oval Gold Oban Kin (10-Ryo), Kyoto mint, ND. Extremely fine and very rare. Estimate: US$ 35,000-40,000.
The Hong Kong Coin Auction 60 takes place on the 7 April 2016, at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, 50 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
As always, Baldwin’s will set the standard for auction coverage, with a live audio and visual stream on its website as well as up-to-the-minute updates across its social media feeds.
Here you will find more information about the sale and links to online catalogues.