Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35035

Price realized: 700 USD   (Approx. 650 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Northern Song Dynasty. Hui Zong (1101-1125) Iron Mother Coin 3 Cash ND (1111-1117) Certified 80(05) by Gong Bo Grading, Hartill-16.440, Jen-1529, FD-1080. 32.5mm. 11gm. Narrow rims. An encrusted but clearly readable Iron Mother coin.

The Mother coins were key-pieces in the Cash coinage process. They were the first casts of molds obtained from the engraved master, also known as Ancestor coins, which were carved by engravers and later presented to the Emperor. The Mother coins are easily identifiable due to their much higher quality of casting and details. Such pieces were later used to make several molds for casting the circulating issues. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-northern-song-dynasty-hui-zong-1101-1125-iron-mother-coin-3-cash-nd-1111-1117-certified-80-05-by-gong-bo/a/3111-35035.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 800-1200 USD

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35036

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


China
Northern Song Dynasty. Hui Zong (1101-1125) Iron Mother Coin 3 Cash ND (1111-1117) Certified 82 by Gong Bo Grading, Hartill-16.454, Jen-1530, FD-1083. 32.3mm. 12.3gm. Narrow rim. A deeply-rendered survivor from these special, coveted issues.

The Mother coins were key-pieces in the Cash coinage process. They were the first casts of molds obtained from the engraved master, also known as Ancestor coins, which were carved by engravers and later presented to the Emperor. The Mother coins are easily identifiable due to their much higher quality of casting and details. Such pieces were later used to make several molds for casting the circulating issues. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-northern-song-dynasty-hui-zong-1101-1125-iron-mother-coin-3-cash-nd-1111-1117-certified-82-by-gong-bo-grad/a/3111-35036.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 2500-3500 USD

Match 2:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35034

Price realized: 130 USD   (Approx. 121 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Northern Song Dynasty. Hui Zong (1101-1125) 10 Cash ND (1107-1110) Certified 80(05) by Gong Bo Grading, Hartill-16.426. 40.8mm. 16.7gm. A well-made piece, where the large diameter provides ample appreciation of the slender calligraphy. Not to be confused with the later and cruder Mongol copies from the Tartar Dynasties. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-northern-song-dynasty-hui-zong-1101-1125-10-cash-nd-1107-1110-certified-80-05-by-gong-bo-grading-/a/3111-35034.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 100-150 USD

Match 3:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35122

Price realized: 1,700 USD   (Approx. 1,579 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Qing Dynasty. Wen Zong (Xian Feng) Mother Coin Cash ND (1851-1853) Certified 85 by Gong Bo Grading, Board of Revenue mint (East Branch). Hartill-22.675, Jen-1608, FD-2411. 23.3mm. 5gm. A highly-attractive piece with uniformly toned surfaces and sharp motifs as one expects from these coveted Mother types.

Mother coins were key-pieces in the Cash coinage process. They were the first casts of molds obtained from the engraved master, also known as Ancestor coins, which were carved by engravers and later presented to the Emperor. Mother coins are easily identifiable from their much higher quality in casting leading to more pronounced characters. Such issues were later used to make several molds for casting the circulating issues. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-qing-dynasty-wen-zong-xian-feng-mother-coin-cash-nd-1851-1853-certified-85-by-gong-bo-grading-/a/3111-35122.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 1500-2000 USD

Match 4:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35123

Price realized: 900 USD   (Approx. 836 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Qing Dynasty. Wen Zong (Xian Feng) Mother Coin Cash ND (1851-1853) Certified 80 by Gong Bo Grading, Board of Revenue mint (South Branch). Hartill-22.676, Jen-1606. 24.7mm. 6.3gm. Minimally handled and uniformly toned, the piece at hand remains an alluring example of these sublime Mother types.

Mother coins were key-pieces in the Cash coinage process. They were the first casts of molds obtained from the engraved master, also known as Ancestor coins, which were carved by engravers and later presented to the Emperor. Mother coins are easily identifiable from their much higher quality in casting leading to more pronounced characters. Such issues were later used to make several molds for casting the circulating issues. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-qing-dynasty-wen-zong-xian-feng-mother-coin-cash-nd-1851-1853-certified-80-by-gong-bo-grading-/a/3111-35123.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 800-1200 USD

Match 5:
Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35159

Price realized: 7,500 USD   (Approx. 6,965 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


China
Qing Dynasty. Wen Zong (Xian Feng) Trial Piece 20 Cash ND (1853-1855) Certified 80 by Gong Bo Grading, Fuzhou mint (Fukien Province), Hartill-22.777, Jen-1651, FD-2518. 47.9mm. 49.6gm. Exceedingly rare as a Trial and distinctly different than Patterns and Mother types, with so few of these ever coming to market in recent decades. Despite general granularity and low-reliefs, the piece at hand remains fully desirable as an absolute rarity and will certainly entice the Cash specialist.

Trial Pieces fall into two categories, those that were cast to test their practicality and those cast to test the quality of the molds. The Song Dynasty Trials usually fall into the second category and were cast in copper to approve the molds for the circulation coins in iron. Qing Dynasty Trial Pieces are the first category, being usually larger denominations cast for test purposes and not put into circulation. Treasures from the W & L Collection

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/china-qing-dynasty-wen-zong-xian-feng-trial-piece-20-cash-nd-1853-1855-certified-80-by-gong-bo-grading-/a/3111-35159.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-3111-12092023

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Estimate: 15000-20000 USD