CHINA Machine Milled One Cash Guang Xu Tong Bao, Bao Guang Mint Guangdong 1890

CHINA Machine Milled One Cash Guang Xu Tong Bao, Bao Guang Mint Guangdong 1890

ANCIENT CHINA
Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu Zhong Bao, Machine Milled Cash
Rev: Manchurian inscription "Bao Guang"
Guangzhou mint, Years 1890-1899 AD


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Reference: Hartill 22.1335

 

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908
2.7 grams; 24 mm; Shape Round with a square hole

Obverse:

Chinese ideograms
- Top to bottom:
光緒 = Guāng Xù , 10th emperor of the Qing dynasty (Manchu) 1875-1908.
- Left to right:
寶通 = Bǎo Tōng, means currency

Lettering:

寶 通

Reverse:

In Manchu scripts, the mint name: Boo-Guwang (Canton)

Lettering:

 

ᠪᠣᠣ ᡤᡠᠸᠠᠩ

 

Edge:

Smooth

 

The Trial Minting by Machinery of cash coins

The construction of the Kwangtung Mint outside the City of Canton at Huang Hua T'ang commenced in 1887 and was completed in 1889. The Kwangtung Mint began trial minting by machinere of cash coins on the 26th day of the fourth moon in 1889. It was officially inaugurated on the 3rd day of the eighth moon of the same year and commened minting of the Kuang Hsu Tung Pao cash coins.

They were for general circulation at the rate of 1000 cash to one tael of silver. This was the new machin-made cash coin, but the cash coins of early issues were allowed to continue their circulation in the market. This is a new Kuang Hsu cash coin with a reduced weight of 0.8 mace was struck by the Kwangtung mint with the sanction of the Ch'ing Court in 1890 to off-set a deficit resulting from minting cash coins of 1 mace in weight by machinery in the previous year. This was the kuang Hsu Tung Pao with the Kwang mint mark of two Manchu characters on the reverse. It was valued at par with 1 mace cash coin for general circulation with other cash coins of earlier issues in the local market.

This is a new Kuang Hsu cash coin with a reduced weight of 0.8 mace was struck by the Kwangtung mint with the sanction of the Ch'ing Court in 1890 to off-set a deficit resulting from minting cash coins of 1 mace in weight by machinery in the previous year. This was the kuang Hsu Tung Pao with the Kwang mint mark of two Manchu characters on the reverse. It was valued at par with 1 mace cash coin for general circulation with other cash coins of earlier issues in the local market.
 

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CHINA Machine Milled One Cash Guang Xu Tong Bao, Bao Guang Mint Guangdong 1890

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