Kwangtung ND (1909-1911) 1 dollar Y-206
Kwangtung Province (now Guangdong) is on the south coast of China, and surrounds Hong Kong and Macau. The mint in the city of Guangzhou (Canton) opened in 1888 and issued a large number of coins until closure in 1931.
The specimen shown was lot 60457 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it sold for $7170. The catalog description noted, “CHINA. Kwangtung. 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), ND (1909-11). NGC MS-62.”
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.0 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.7814 oz ASW.
Catalog reference: L&M-138; K-31; Y-206; Hsu-322.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Kann, Eduard. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins, Vol. 1 of 3. Bronx, NY: Ishi Press International, 2006.
- Lin Gwo Ming, Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins: Ching and Republican Issues, Seventh Edition, Hong Kong: Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co., Ltd., 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 162: The August 2011 Hong Kong Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.