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Chinese Coins, Silver, and Modern Paintings Abound at 888 Auctions May 24 Auction

Richmond Hill, ON – As the auction season heads towards the summer season, 888 Auctions is anticipating robust bidding action at its May 24 auction featuring Chinese Coins, Silver and Modern Paintings. The 397-lot sale is headlined by a diverse range of authentic ancient Chinese coins and modern numismatic items.

Spearheading the great selection of Chinese coins are two coins: a Chinese Yuan Dynasty (1316) Yuanyou Sannian Coin and Chinese Ming Xia Dynasty (1363) Tiantong Tongbao with high estimates reaching $1,500 and $2,000 at Lot 185 and Lot 187, respectively.

Other coins and numismatic items garnering interest from collectors can be found at the lots below:

Lot 173: Rare Northern Song (1126-1127) Jingkang Yuanbao (High Estimate: $300)
Lot 183: Chinese Southern Song (1253-1258) Baoyou Wannian (High Estimate: $1,000)
Lot 267: Three Assorted Chinese Silver Ingots (High Estimate: $500)

The modern era of Chinese numismatics is also strongly represented here in the May 24 auction. Lot 250 features a 2014 Chinese 10 Dollar Panda Silver Coin NGC MS-70 carrying a high estimate of $80.

Stones appear to be making strong headway as we approach the busier time of the season at 888 Auctions. Lot 293 features a Chinese Carved Tianhuang Stone Dragon Seal while Lot 321 features a Burma Emerald Green Jadeite Bangle Certificate. Lot 293 carries a high estimate of $20,000 while Lot 321 carries a $12,000 high estimate.

Modern paintings continue to remain a staple at 888 Auctions and this auction is no exception. Headlining this category are features pieces which can be found at the lots below:

Lot 27: Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) Ink On Board (High Estimate: $6,000)
Lot 49: Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Pastel On Paper (High Estimate: $9,000)
Lot 39: Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) Watercolor, Ink on Paper (High Estimate: $7,500)
Lot 44: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910) Watercolor, Tempera on Paper (High Estimate: $7,500)

For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Tuesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis. With auctions taking place every other Thursday at the auction house, there are plenty of opportunities to sell rare and fresh-to-market items at 888 Auctions. Valuations and authentications of priceless items are complimentary with no obligation to consign.

The next scheduled auction takes place Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).