1902 Jiangxi Kiang-Si Province Qing Dynasty Emperor Guang Xu Dragon Copper China

Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 10 Cash

1902 AD Kiang-Si Province Y# 150

 

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Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

 

Obverse
Lettering:
造省西 江
     光
寶    元
     緒

ᠪᠣᠣ      ᠴᠠᠩ
十 當

Reverse: Dragon, the symbol of the Qing royal family,
the emblem of flaming dragon flying in clouds playing a pearl in fire inside the beaded circle.

Lettering:
KIANG-SI
* 10 CASH *

Edge: Smooth

Y# 150

 

Chinese Dragon Copper Coin

For the shortage of the old copper cash in the late Qing dynasty, the tradition casting method did not help economically to solve the problem. When Hong Kong one cent copper coins were occasionally in circulation with the value to ten cash coins in the local market of Kwangtung. The existence western style coinage in Hong Kong directly influenced the Chinese mint authority.

The Acting Viceroy of Kwangtung and Kwangsi Province, Te Shou consulted with Li Hung-chang , his predecessor, decided to mint a new model copper coin called "T'ung Yuan". "Tung Yuan" was first minted in Kwangtung in the 26th year of the Kuang Hsu reign (1900AD). The coin was minted by machine without hole in the center. It was equivalent to ten cash at the early beginnin