Copper Pattern Coin Guizhou Car Dollar China Kweichow 1928 (year 17) $1 Auto
Copper Pattern Coin of Auto Silver Dollar 1928
Kweichow 1928 (year 17) $1 Auto
Weight: 26.8 grams; Size: 40.2 mm; Material: Copper
Mintmark: 西成 Xi Cheng in grass field
貴州省長周西成在1927年7月至1929年4月間統治該省。暗记“ 西成” 表示周西成，用来区分真假。
Kweichow (Guizhou) Province lies in south central China. It is home to a group of non-Han Chinese people, and has traditionally been a seat of political unrest in China. One particularity of coin production was the lack of local copper. For this reason the Kweichow mint struck some coins in antimony (which was locally in abundance), and remains the only place in the world to do so. The Kweichow mint opened in 1730, producing cash coins.
Zhou Xicheng was the provincial warlord governor of Kweichow, ruling from July 1927 until April 1929. Although his rule was short, Xicheng focused heavily on education and modernizing the province through public works. This fascinating issue was minted by the order of Zhou Xicheng, struck to commemorate the completion of the Kweichow (Guizhou) provincial highway. Directly below the automobile, found in a hidden arrangement of blade of grass is the secret mark of "Xicheng". EXTREMELY RARE in this state of preservation. Lightly toned, very attractive.