Richmond Hill, ON – Chinese numismatics feature heavily at 888 Auctions’ November 23 sale. Featuring 430 fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, this auction features something for everyone. As we approach the holiday season, interested buyers and collectors will be pleased to find this sale heavily featuring some unique collectibles, most notably some rare Chinese coins and numismatic items perfect as a holiday gift.
The featured lots of the auction are a plethora of quality coins. From that offering of coins, many of them are Chinese coins hailing from before the Republic Period of China. These offerings can be found at the following lots:
Lot 181: 1895-1907 Hubei 7 Mace 2 Candareens Dollar Y-127.1 (High Estimate: 30,000)
Lot 193: 1912 Szechuan 1 Dollar NGC AU-Details L&M-366 (High Estimate: $4,000)
Lot 194: 1934 Republic 1 Yuan Silver Coin NGC UNC Details (High Estimate: $1,500)
Provincial silver dollar coins from the Republic Period are quite rare in comparison to other numismatic items and collectors will be delighted to choose from a variety of graded and ungraded coins in this auction. Modern coins minted by the People’s Republic of China also feature in this auction in the form of Lot 195, a 2006 Chinese Silver 10 Yuan Panda Coin. Carrying a high estimate of $600 the mint state coin is graded MS67 and is a fine example of a coin that carries value that far exceeds its spot price.
Another coin garnering interest can be found at Lot 197, a 1915 Austro-Hungarian 20 Corona Gold (.900) Ducat. The Austro-Hungarian 20 Corona Gold, which is in proof-life state and excellent condition, is expected to achieve its high estimate of $750.
Modern paintings continue to be a strong mainstay at 888 Auctions. Despite the emphasis on numismatic items, this auction features several paintings that retain excellent value for the discerning collector. These lots can be found at the following lots:
Lot 46: Norval Morrisseau 1931-2007 Acrylic on Canvas (High Estimate: $6,500)
Lot 51: 19th Century Russian Figures Oil On Canvas with Frame (High Estimate: $2,000)
Lot 52: 19th Century Seascape Oil on Canvas Framed (High Estimate: $1,500)
Chinese scholar’s items such as seals are an excellent glimpse into China’s illustrious history and artistic past. Collectors can possess a piece of history (or catch a glimpse into the past) when they encounter two particular lots of exceptional quality:
Lot 253: Fine Rare Tianhuang Stone Carved Dragon Boulder (High Estimate: $40,000)
Lot 292: Chinese Extremely Rare Imperial Dragon Seal Da Qin (High Estimate: $500,000)
Keeping with the holiday spirit, coins are not the only collectibles suitable for gifting during the holidays. Precious gemstones and vintage watches are also a sight to behold. Lot 364 features a brilliant Pear Cut 33.15 CT VVS Top White Sapphire 16 X 22mm and carries a high estimate of $600. Lot 371 features a Vintage Longines Unisex Dress Watch in fine working condition, carrying a high estimate of $800.
For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The viewing period is as follows: Monday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, November 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; November 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on November 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis and with the year coming to a close and two more auctions scheduled to take place, there is plenty of time to inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Valuations and authentications are complimentary with no obligations to consign.