Chinese Silver 10 Cents Dragon Dollar Emperor Guangxu 1875-1908 Yunnan Province

Silver Dragon Dollar 10 Cents

Emperor Guangxu 1875-1908

Yunnan province New Style

雲南省造光緒元寶7分2釐銀幣

 

This type was struck over a period of years and is among the more common of the so-called "dragon dollars" issued by the provincial mints in the last years of the Manchu dynasty. Yunnan is deep in the southern interior, neighboring Burma and Vietnam. It was there that the Nationalists retreated during the Japanese onslaught of World War Two.


 

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Weight: 2.7 grams; Material: Silver; size: 18.5 mm

Emperor Guangxu CHINA 7.2 Candareens Dragon Dollar 10 Cents

YUN NAN province 1911 New Style

 

Obverse: Center: Mint name in Manchu
Top to bottom: Guangxù (光緒), emperor from 1875 to1908 Right to left: "currency" (yuan-pao, 寶元)
On top: YUN NAN province name At the bottom: Coin weight

Lettering:
* 造 省 南 雲 *

寶 元

釐二分七平庫

Reverse: dragon pattern in the centre with floral stars flanking it.


Edge: Reeded

 

Yunnan Province lies in the south of China, bordering Burma (Myanmar), Laos, and Vietman. Various mints were active in imperial times, with one modern mint operating in Kunming starting in 1905, striking the first copper coins in 1906 and silver in 1908.

 

Yunnan Province lies in the south of China, bordering Burma (Myanmar), Laos, and Vietman. Various mints were active in imperial times, with one modern mint operating in Kunming starting in 1905, striking the first copper coins in 1906 and silver in 1908.

 

The catalog description noted, " CHINA. Yunnan. 3 Mace 3 Candareens (Half Dollar),

The Legendary Yunnan Dollar, Sharply struck, and fully lustrous, with mottled gray and russet patina over surfaces free of all but a few minor marks. Probably the rarest of the Chinese regular circulation issue Dragon Dollars, and a coin that most only dream of ever seeing.

The legendary Chinese Dragon Dollar, called the in reference to the Chinese characters across the top that translate roughly to, Yunnan Province.' This fantastic issue is also the only coin in Chinese numismatics that features. This enigmatic issue, one of China's rarest coins, has been a coin of mystery and legend since its discovery, around 1920. Although there has been constant research in Chinese numismatic circles, over time, no definite reason, or meaning for the term,

There is no doubt as to the rarity of this historic coin, and the quality is the fine. The market for rare Chinese coins is exceptional, and there are really none rarer than this remarkable piece. Tremendous interest should be a foregone conclusion.

 

 

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Chinese Silver 10 Cents Dragon Dollar Emperor Guangxu 1875-1908 Yunnan Province

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