Chihli 1899 (year 25) 50 cents Y-72
This specimen was lot 4687 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $3,105. The catalog description noted, "China - Chihli. 50 Cents (1899). Year 25. Kuang-hsu Yuan-pao. Dragon. Sharply struck with attractive toning. Rare date. NGC graded EF-45."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.3 g, .860 fine silver, .367 troy oz ASW, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: L&M-455; Y-72.
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- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins," Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.