If you like really exotic bullion: The Heritage December 5-6 Hong Kong auction

WeissWeiss Posts: 8,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 9, 2019 5:20PM in Precious Metals

Has some pretty awesome metal porn. And these are just a few of 'em:

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 4,291 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XXX.

  • rickoricko Posts: 69,503 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the gold.... but auctions - for me - are out of favor right now..... :/ Just a personal thing.... Cheers, RickO

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 8,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Song dynasty (800 years old):

    Qing dynasty (200 years old):

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
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  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 8,270 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting!

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 10, 2019 1:39PM

    I wouldn’t call this bullion since it was used as everyday money in transactions.

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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 8,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:
    I wouldn’t call this bullion since it was used as everyday money in transactions.

    Should we not post pictures of any classic gold or 90% silver coins here anymore?

    Many of these pieces were issued alongside circulating coinage.

    Here's how Heritage described the 2nd bar (the long flat one next to the bathtub shaped Sycee up top):

    Minh Mang 10 Lang Bar CD 1849 XF, Hanoi mint, KM-Unl. (cf. KM206), Schr-Unl., Thierry-Unl. 118x28mm. 384gm. A seemingly unpublished bullion bar from the court treasury, including both the cyclical date (Year 29), as well as the name of Hanoi.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
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