Only a single coin sits at the top of the NGC population report for Chinese silver dollars struck before 1949. That coin, a superlative MS68 1914 Yuan Shih-Kai silver dollar (Y-322), will be offered by Mavin International in its Auction #30 on March 31st 2012 in Singapore.
Also offered in this auction is a select group of British Trade Dollars from the Khaw Collection. Apart from a number of difficult dates in high grades, such as the 1895, 1895B, 1896B, 1897B, 1900, 1904B and 1913B, this collection includes some seldom seen overdates, such as the 1900/1000B, 1904/898B, 1913/2B and 1929/9B. All the coins offered from the Khaw Collection are certified by NGC. Formed mostly in the 1980s, many of these British Trade Dollars have not been in the market for some 30 years.
Paper money highlights include a fresh Malaya and British Borneo 1953 $1,000 graded XF40 EPQ by PMG. This banknote has slept in a safe since the 1960s, when it was still legal tender, and has never appeared on the market. In those days, 20 or so of these currency notes could have bought one a house in Singapore. Now, that house could cost S$2 million! There is also a $10,000 Printer’s Essay, graded UNC 61 Net by PMG. It is net graded because it was once mounted, as is quite usual for printer’s essays.
Mavin’s regular auction of Singapore currency notes fresh from the vaults of the Monetary Authority of Singapore will be on April 14th 2012, with fancy serial numbers starting from as low as 10% above face value.
Mavin International Pte Ltd is the official auctioneer for the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mavin’s World Coins and Banknotes Auction #30 will be held in Singapore on March 31st, April 7th and April 14th. With lots starting as low as S$50, there will be something to suit all pockets.