Edward Baldwin, Baldwin’s Chairman commented after the sale:
“It is magnificent to have achieved such a fantastic result from this sale and the perfect outcome to our 51st auction and our celebration of 25 years in the Orient. The result of these many years of auctions and the tens of thousands of coins and banknotes sold can be measured by the increased level of numismatic activity at our auctions. We are very proud of the arena that we have created, one that can only benefit the coin collector and add to the hobby. Many things have changed in the numismatic world over the last 25 years but our commitment to numismatics and to Asian numismatics in particular, has never faltered.
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9 BANKNOTES. CHINA - EMPIRE, GENERAL ISSUES. Qing Dynasty, Ta Ching Pao Chao : 100,000-Cash, Xian Feng Year 7 (1857), serial no.12706 (P A8a). Usual spike holes at top and a small piece missing from top left corner, very fine and rare. This note is the first year of issue of the largest denomination of the series . Much rarer than the Hu Pu Kuan Piao 50-Taels
60 BANKNOTES. CHINA - REPUBLIC, GENERAL ISSUES. China & South Sea Bank Ltd : Colour Trial 10-Yuan, 1927, green instead of issued brown, punch-hole cancellation and red “SPECIMEN WATERLOW & SONS LTD” overprint (P A129 for type). Uncirculated and very scarce. the famous “5-beauties” note
71 BANKNOTES. CHINA - FOREIGN BANKS. Banque de l’Indo-Chine : Specimen Dollar (1-Piastre), 18 January 1902, Canton Shameen, serial no.0.00 000 (P S436 for issued note dated 15 January 1902). Small black smudge in right margin of the reverse, uncirculated and rare.
241 COINS. CHINA – ANCIENT. Eastern Han (25-220 AD): Bronze Mirror, with auspicious beasts, linked arcs and inscription including, diameter 152mm, thickness 9mm, 844g. Nice glossy black patina, well-preserved.
298 COINS. CHINA – EMPIRE, GENERAL ISSUES. Hu Poo : Silver Pattern 1-Tael, Year 29 of Kuang Hsu, 1903 (Kann 927; L&M 1). In NGC holder graded SP63, very rare. ex Dr Norman Jacobs collection, Hong Kong Coin Auction, Baldwin - Ma Tak Wo, August 2008, lot 44
311 COINS. CHINA – EMPIRE, GENERAL ISSUES. Central Mint at Tientsin : Silver Pattern Dollar, CD1907 (KM K212; Kann 212; L&M 20). Lightly toned, uncirculated.
326 COINS. CHINA – EMPIRE, GENERAL ISSUES. Central Mint at Tientsin : Silver Pattern Dollar, Hsuan Tung Year 3 (1911), long whisker dragon (KM Pn40; Kann 223; L&M 28). In NGC holder graded MS63, rare.