China Dragon Copper 5 Cash, 1903 Beijing Hu Poo Board of Revenue Mint, Emperor

China Dragon Copper 5 Cash, 1903 Beijing Hu Poo Board of Revenue Mint, Emperor

Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 5 Cash

1903 AD Central Mint Beijing, Board of Revenue

 

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Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

Hu Poo 5 Cash

 

 

Obverse: Dragon, the symbol of the Qing royal family,
the emblem of flaming dragon flying in clouds inside the beaded circle.
Lettering:
部     戶
 光
寶 元
 緒

文 五錢制當

Reverse
Lettering:
HU POO * 5 CASH *

Edge: Plain

 

 

 

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 Y