Dragon Copper 10 Cash Cent 1903 Zhejiang Hangzhou Mint Guang Xu Emperor China  A

Dragon Copper 10 Cash Cent 1903 Zhejiang Hangzhou Mint Guang Xu Emperor China

ANCIENT CHINA
Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 10 Cash
1903-06 浙 江 Zhejiang



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Weight: 7.7 Grams; Size: 28 mm; Material: Copper

 

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

Obverse
Lettering:
造 省 江 浙

寶  元

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.

Edge: Smooth

 

 

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