Finest Certified Mint State 1889 Kwangtung Dragon Dollar Kwangtung. Kuang-hsü Dollar (7 Mace 3 Candareens) ND (1889) MS64+ NGC, Kwangtung mint, KM-Y198.1, L&M-123, Kann-16, WS-0931, Wenchao-522 (rarity 4 stars). With denomination written as 7 MACE AND 3 CANDAREENS. A fitting cap to this splendid Kwangtung set, this incredible dragon dollar impresses not only in terms of its palpable visual countenance, but also its enormous historical significance. Speaking purely on aesthetic grounds, it seems almost inadequate to merely call this specimen gorgeously struck, as the fields, bathed in mint luster and yet keeping the appearance of a coin struck for circulation, appear tinged with every shade of tone: russet argent fields well up to a breathtaking marbling of gold, topaz, and goldfish orange at the characters while capturing glints of emerald green and lilac. Like the other pieces in this set, turning to the reverse reveals a slightly more mottled texture, central gunmetal color brightened to a near salt-gray by mint radiance, while darkened peripheral accents are simultaneously lightened to champagne by cartwheel whirls.
Metal: Silver Weight:27.4g
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