China (1911) 10 cents

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23426
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23426 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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