China (1911) 10 cents
This specimen was lot 23426 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description noted, "Empire 10 Cents Year 3 (1911), MS63 NGC, frosty white mint luster, very scarce in this superior quality." This type was struck over a period of years at several mints but it is not common. The Chinese Empire collapsed the following year, in 1912.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.7 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-Y28.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.