Manchuria 1907 (year 33) 10 cents Y-209

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

The Manchurian Provinces were originally three separate entities which included Kirin Province and two others. They were known as the Eastern Provinces in Chinese. The Mongol-speaking portion of this area became part of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region after 1949.

The specimen shown was lot 60484 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it sold for $5,378. The catalog description[1] noted, “CHINA. Manchurian Provinces. 7.2 Candareens (10 Cents), Year 33 (1907). NGC MS-63. Ex: The Frank Robinson Collection.”

Recorded mintage: 1,079,000.

Specification: 2.60 g, 0.890 silver, 0.0744 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: L&M-490; K-258; Y-209; Hsu-415A.


  • 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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