CHINA: Republic, AV 10 dollars, Tientsin mint, year 8 (1919), Y-330, L&M-1030, Yuan Shi Kai, dies engraved by Luigi Giorgi, PCGS graded MS62, RR. These gold coins were struck in 1919 during a brief attempt to reintroduce gold coinage. The plan never fully materialized, and essentially all of the small mintage of 10 and 20 dollar pieces vanished from circulation. Many of those that appear on the market were not carefully handled, and show evidence of cleaning or mishandling. This lovely example is an exception, and would be a lovely addition to any collection. This coin is featured on the cover of this auction catalog.