The Tanant Collection – Did You Know?

you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is presenting Chinese Coins from the Famed
Charles E. Tanant Collection in our August Hong Kong Auction?  Formed during the late 19th and
early 20th centuries, the Charles E. Tanant Collection contained
some of the finest preserved Chinese rarities to ever enter the marketplace.
While serving as an official in the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service,
Tanant received many of the pieces in his collection as gifts from colleagues during
the late Empire and into the early Republic. Held privately for more than 90
years, a large segment of the Tanant Collection was sold by Champion Auction
Hong Kong in 2017 and 2018. Some of the most-select pieces, however, will be
presented in our upcoming Hong Kong auction which will take place from August
19-22, 2019.


intensely upon provincial coppers, our offering of over 180 lots from the
Tanant Collection is sure to pique the interest of those seeking pieces of
exceptional quality from countless mints, such as Chekiang and Hupeh. A highly
pleasing array of Republican 10 Cash issues will certainly appeal to specialists,
while the balance of specimens is rounded out by some charming subsidiary
silver pieces from around the Empire.


below are some of the highlights from this monumental collection, sure to
garner spirited bidding in this hotly active market.


Lot 51016: CHINA. Chekiang. 20 Cash, ND (1903-04). NGC MS-61 Brown.

Lot 51022: CHINA. Chekiang. 10 Cash, ND (1903-06). NGC MS-67.

Lot 51038 : CHINA. Chihli (Pei Yang Arsenal). 7.2 Candareens (10
Cents), Year 23 (1897). NGC AU-58.

Lot 51104 : CHINA. Fengtien. 3 Mace 6 Candareens (50 Cents), Year 24
(1898). NGC MS-61.

Lot 51106 : CHINA. Fengtien. 1 Mace 4.4 Candareens (20 Cents), Year 24
(1898). NGC MS-64.

Lot 51140 : CHINA. Hunan. 10 Cash, Year 1 (1915). NGC MS-66 Red.

: CHINA. Szechuan-Tibet. Rupee, ND
(1902-11). NGC MS-65+.

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