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Stacks Auction 1949 Sinkiang dollar types
« on: April 08, 2021, 06:39:36 AM »
I noticed in last night's Stacks auction the sale prices of the 1949 Sinkiang dollars were quite variable.

https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/auctions/3-QDFB8/april-2021-hong-kong-session-e-provincial-chinese-coins-lots-53001-53573?limit=96&search=sinkiang+1949+dollar

For instance two AU-55 coins with the same $1500-2000 pre-auction estimates went for $2,880 vs $21,000.

https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/view/3-QDG1E/t-china-sinkiang-dollar-1949-ngc-au-55  $2,800
https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/view/3-QDHBJ/t-china-sinkiang-dollar-1949-ngc-au-55  $21,000

I knew there were different types.  I have one that I had noted as Y-46.2 (see photo), but in the auction they weren't using that notation.  They just identified them as "Y-46 (for type)." and used additional description as "One yuan" filled in; pointed-base "1" with short serif." Does that mean that more varieties have been recently identified so that they've abandoned the old notation?

Naturally, I'm curious if the type that I have is of the more unusual variety.  Anyone have any idea?  Thanks!

Edit:  I see that "Y-46 (for type)" may be used in the auction description but the 46.2 vs 46.5 is visible on the photo of the slab?  The serif on the top of the "filled one" on my coin looks shorter than the one on the auction coin identified in a slab with 46.2, though, so I wonder if the variety of my coin was properly identified when it was slabbed?

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Re: Stacks Auction 1949 Sinkiang dollar types
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 09:39:12 AM »
The difference between the 2 is the character below the yuan symbol. The coin that went for 21k is far more rare.


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Re: Stacks Auction 1949 Sinkiang dollar types
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 10:40:15 AM »
The difference between the 2 is the character below the yuan symbol. The coin that went for 21k is far more rare.



Thanks.  Good information.  I was looking on the wrong place on the coin for the variety detail.

It is interesting that that greater rarity wasn't taken into account in the auction estimate.

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Re: Stacks Auction 1949 Sinkiang dollar types
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 09:26:48 AM »
2 recent ebay sales of the Yunnan 50C in good grades.     I remember when these grades were over $100 a few years ago and i did not buy.....



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Re: Stacks Auction 1949 Sinkiang dollar types
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 05:28:11 PM »
Stacks link to MCC?...

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Re: Stacks Auction 1949 Sinkiang dollar types
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 09:54:30 PM »
Never mind, i found it......

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Re: Stacks Auction 1949 Sinkiang dollar types
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 05:35:25 PM »
MCC are down or sideways in the auction from what i can see.    This AMC? US silver panda medal sold for $504? w/ rim ding on reverse?   AMC letters about 3 O'Clock      strange price but good for seller....

Down prices are good for buying...

1984 silver goldfish PF 68 & 69 set  $780?   cheap, cheap..

1990 PF 69 15 oz gold Vault   $52,800    seems low too...