Minh Mang silver 3 half Tiên ND (1820-41)

Minh Mang silver 3 half Tiên ND (1820-41)

Lot 37001. Annam, Minh Mang silver 3-1/2 Tiên ND (1820-41). Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200. Photo Heritage Auctions.

MS61 NGC, KM184, Sch-184, variety with no regnal year, 13.5g, 30mm. NGC has listed this piece as a 3.5 Tiên, but it seems, as far as we can tell, that this piece should be a 3 Tiên. Obv. Inscription Minh Mang Thong Bao around radiant sun. Rev. Dragon. Well struck, with no noticeable rubbing on the high points. Light golden patina, with a few dark spots noted around the devices. Very scarce. 

Heritage Auctions. 2016 December 8 - 9 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong #3050