Lot 37012. Annam, Tu Duc gold 4 Tiên ND (1848-83). Estimate: $4,000 – $5,000. Photo Heritage Auctions.
AU Details (Holed) NGC KM533, Sch-409.1, large characters. Obv. Inscription, Tu Duc Thong Bao around central hole. Rev. Inscription, Tu My, with the four Perfections, around central hole 14.35g, 40mm. Pierced at 12 and 6 o’clock, for suspension, as are many Annamese coins. NGC has this piece listed as a 3 Tien on the holder, but we feel that it is a 4 Tien. Well struck for the issue.
Ex. Garrett Collection 1984, Lot 217 .