Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35029

Price realized: 2,200 USD   (Approx. 2,043 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Western Han Dynasty. Wu Zhu bronze Mold ND (From 113 BC), Shanghai Museum-80, cf. Hartill-8.8 (for coin); Rim above hole. 240x100mm. 1449.23gm. Long ago repaired, this hefty mold has encrusted crevices but still clear, discernible features. A fascinating piece of Ancient Chinese numismatic history.

These coins usually have a raised rim on top of the obverse hole. Their quality was so high that forgery became unprofitable. All earlier coins were to be melted down. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-western-han-dynasty-wu-zhu-bronze-mold-nd-from-113-bc-/a/3111-35029.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 3000-5000 USD

Match 1:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35030

Price realized: 65 USD   (Approx. 60 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Western Han Dynasty. Wu Zhu terracotta Mother Mold ND (c. 90 BC), Shanghai Museum-73, cf. Hartill-8.9 (for coin); No rim above hole. 113x111mm. 1449.23gm. A surviving corner of a Mother mold used for mass production of clay molds with designs of Wu Zhu coins. Lightly encrusted, this seemingly terracotta mold retains crisp motifs with clear features. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-western-han-dynasty-wu-zhu-terracotta-mother-mold-nd-c-90-bc-/a/3111-35030.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 200-300 USD

Match 2:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35031

Price realized: 10,500 USD   (Approx. 9,751 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Xin Dynasty. Wang Mang (AD 7-23) bronze Mother Mold, Shanghai Museum-143, cf. Hartill-9.1 (for coin). 88x86mm. 287.21gm. Used for mass production of clay molds with designs for two Da Quan Wu Shi (Large Coin Fifty) issues, AD 7-14. Lightly encrusted, this piece presents itself both as found--with earthen crevices--but also very close to when made, showing clear and sharp peripheries. A must for advanced Cash Coin collectors. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-xin-dynasty-wang-mang-ad-7-23-bronze-mother-mold-/a/3111-35031.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 1500-2000 USD