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Legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar Could Bring More Than $1 Million at Heritage Auctions

BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- The legendary 1910 Chinese Dragon Dollar, called the Yunnan Spring Dollar in reference to the four Chinese characters that translate to “Spring 1910” on its reverse, could bring in excess of $1,000,000 as part of Heritage Auctions Sept. 8-9 Long Beach Signature(r) World & Ancient Coins Auction, at the Long Beach Convention Center. “This enigmatic issue is one of China’s rarest coins, with only two genuine pieces known,” said Warren Tucker, Vice President of World Coins at Heritage. “It’s been a coin of mystery and legend since its discovery around 1920. Despite near constant research in Chinese numismatics, time has yielded no definite reason or meaning for the term ‘Spring 1910.'” The first genuine example of this issue to appear at public auction was sold in Beijing, in April 2002, at the Hua Chen auction. That same piece later