Ronald J. Gillio

1916 Chinese Dragon Gold Dollar and U.S. Mint ReceiptsAfter years of research, and convincing evidence in the form of receipts for purchases, I believe that the famous 1916 Yan-Shih-kai Dragon gold dollars were struck in the United States in 1921 for Philadelphia coin dealer Henry Chapman, and not made in China. The historic receipts will be offered in a public auction in Hong Kong in April.

1921 is an interesting era in numismatic history for it was during this period that Chapman had various coins specially made for him at the Philadelphia Mint. It is well-known and documented that in 1921 he ordered proof Morgan dollars from the Philadelphia Mint […]