Hupeh ND (1895-1905) 50 cents Y-126

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photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

Hupeh Province is located in east-central China. The mint was active from the early Manchu dynasty, and adapted for modern coin mintage in 1895.

The specimen shown was lot 60209 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it sold for $7768. The catalog description[1] noted, “CHINA. Hupeh. 3 Mace 6 Candareens (50 Cents), ND (ca. 1895). NGC MS-63.”

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.50 g, 0.860 silver, 0.3733 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: L&M-183; K-41; Y-126; Hsu-195.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 162: The August 2011 Hong Kong Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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