Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 2,700 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, August 22-24, 2011, HKT. The three-day auction event will spotlight a multitude of collections and highlights including The Chin Family Collection, The H.T. Nance Collection, The Frank Robinson Collection, and the Wa She Wong Collection, Part II. Interested bidders are invited to join the live auction at The Mira in Kowloon, Hong Kong, or to bid online at www.stacksbowers.com.
The August auction comes as a follow-up to the highly successful Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auction of December 2010 that introduced the popular Wa She Wong Collection and realized a stunning total in excess of USD$10.7 million.
“The demand for Chinese and Asian rare coins and paper money is incredible as we saw in December and we are very happy to present three very full days of auction action this month,” said Rick Ponterio, executive vice president. “This is a very important auction of Asian numismatics, well represented in virtually every area of collecting, and we are looking forward to welcoming bidders from around the world.”
The auction is highlighted by a variety of standout collections. The Chin Family Collection features mainly crown-sized gold and silver coins of China in exceptionally high quality, including many rarities. The Frank S. Robinson Collection consists of 19th and 20th century Chinese coins, of which many are pedigreed back to the famed Woodward Collection. Also of note is The H.T. Nance Collection of French Indo-China coinage, and Part II of the famed Wa She Wong Collection featuring Chinese coins. There are also exceptional runs of coins from Annam, Korea, and other Asian countries, as well as more than 350 lots of Chinese and other East Asian banknotes.
Additional highlights of the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2011 Hong Kong Auction include:
• CHINA. Pattern K’uping Tael Struck in Gold, CD (1906). NGC MS-62.
• CHINA. Pattern K’uping Tael Struck in Gold, CD (1907). NGC MS-63.
• CHINA. Kiangnan. 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), ND (1897). NGC MS-63.
• CHINA. Pattern Dollar Struck in Silver, ND (ca. 1910). NGC MS-66.
• CHINA. Long-Whisker Dragon Pattern Dollar Struck in Silver, Year 3 (1911). NGC MS-64.
• CHINA. Dragon and Peacock Pattern Dollar, Year 12 (1923). PCGS MS-63.
• CHINA. Pattern Dollar Struck in Silver, ND (ca. 1924). NGC MS-67.
• CHINA. Pattern Dollar, Year 16 (1927). NGC MS-64.
• CHINA. Kweichow. “Auto” Dollar, Year 17 (1928). NGC MS-62.
• CHINA. 10 Dollars Pattern Signed “L. GIORGI”, Year 1 (1916). NGC AU-58.
• CHINA. Shantung. 20 Dollars Pattern Struck in Gold, Year 15 (1926). NGC MS-64.
• CHINA. 2000 Yuan, 1999. Serial #1. NGC PF-68 Ultra Cameo.
• CHINA. 10000 Yuan, 2009. Serial #1. NGC PF-68 Ultra Cameo.
• CHINA. Empire. Board of Revenue. 50 Taels, Year 4 (1854). P-A13b.
• CHINA. Empire. Ming Dynasty. 1 Kuan, 1368-99. P-AA10.
• CHINA. Empire. Board of Revenue. 10 Taels, Year 5 (1855). P-A12c.
• CHINA. Empire. Board of Revenue. 5 Taels, Year 5 (1855). P-A11c.
• CHINA. Foreign Banks. Russo-Asiatic Bank. 10 Mexican Dollars, 1909. P-S542s. Specimen.
• CHINA. Republic. Union Preparation Bank. 20 Cents, ND. Design Proof.
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will return to Hong Kong for auctions in April 2012, to include the Wa She Wong Collection, Part III, and August 2012, and are currently welcoming consignments for all upcoming auctions.
All lot descriptions and images in the August 2011 Hong Kong Auction can be viewed online at the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio website, www.stacksbowers.com. Printed catalogs are available upon request by calling 949.253.0916. Online bidding is open for world lots and pre-auction bids will be accepted at www.stacksbowers.com; by e-mail at email@example.com; by phone at 949.253.0916; by fax at 949.253.4091; and by postal mail addressed to Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, Hong Kong August 2011, 18061 Fitch, Irvine, CA, 92614. Interested bidders are also encouraged to view lots onsite in Hong Kong and bid in-person at the live auction, or live online through the Stack’s Bowers Galleries website. A complete auction and lot viewing schedule is available at www.stacksbowers.com or by calling 949.253.0916.
About Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the world and ancients auction division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. It was founded in 1982 as Ponterio & Associates by Richard Ponterio, renowned specialist in world and ancient numismatics, who is now executive vice president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Past auctions have included such notable coin collections as the Wa She Wong Collection, the John S. Davenport Collection, the Witte Museum Collection, the Amat Collection, the Joe Lasser Collection, and the James Hunnicut Collection. Distinguished paper money collections include the East Bay Collection of International Bank Notes, and the Eduard Kann Chinese Bank Note Collection, along with treasure collections from the shipwrecks “Nicobar,” “Rooswijk,” and “Capitana.”
For more information about the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2011 Hong Kong Auction, call 949.253.0916 or visit www.stacksbowers.com. For media inquiries, call Kris Briggs, marketing manager.