During the latest online auction of antiques, coins, fine art and collectibles of July, a copper coin dated from the period of Emperor Hsien-feng (1851-1861) of the Qing Dynasty and a piece of one-“jiao” (10 cents) note issued in 1962 caught collectors’ and bidders’ attention and sparked fierce bidding. The hammer price of the Hsien-feng coin, Lot. No. H283, was ¥5,200 after 42 rounds of bidding. The one-“jiao” note, Lot No. H133, reached a hammer price of ¥4,800 after 39 rounds of bidding, 48,000 times of its face value. Both lots were in fine conditions and appeared to be rare pieces in the popular market.
AG8 Lot No. H283, copper coin dated from the period of Emperor Hsien-feng (1851-1861) of the Qing Dynasty, hammer price ¥5,200
Lot No. H283,rear side
Lot No. H133, one-“jiao” (10 cents) note issued in 1962, hammer price ¥4,800
Lot No. H133,rear side
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