Manchuria 1907 (year 33) 1 dollar Y-212

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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 60485 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it sold for $19,120. The catalog description[1] noted, “CHINA. Manchurian Provinces. 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), Year 33 (1907). L&M-487; K-255; Y-212; Hsu-409. NGC AU Details--Surface Hairlines. Ex: Stack's October 1977 Auction, lot# 848. Ex: Chin Family Collection.”

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.40g, 0.890 silver, 0.7555 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: L&M-487; K-255; Y-212; Hsu-409.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Kann, Eduard. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins, Vol. 1 of 3. Bronx, NY: Ishi Press International, 2006.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 162: The August 2011 Hong Kong Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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