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Dragon Copper Large 20 Cash 1906 AD Sichuan Mint Emperor Guang Xu Szechuan  ANCI

Dragon Copper Large 20 Cash 1906 AD Sichuan Mint Emperor Guang Xu Szechuan

Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu, Dragon Copper Large 20 Cash
1906 川 午 丙 Y#10t (Sichuan)

Reign title: Guang Xu, 1875-1908 AD

Weight: 14.1 grams; Size: 33.6 mm; Bronze

午 丙

部 幣 川 銅 戶


Reverse: Dragon, the symbol of the Qing royal family, Flaming Dragon emblem in center,
surrounded by stylized clouds and fire and water below.

造 年 緒 光

Edge: Smooth



Szechuan (Sichuan) Province

Szechuan (Sichuan) Province is in the south central part of China, and is an important economic power in the country. The capital is Chengdu. In the early 20th Century it, along with Tibet, was made a special administrative disctrict, acknowledging the dominance of non-Han Chinese people in the region. The Szechuan mint with modern equipment opened in 1898 with machinery brought from New Jersey, USA. Another mint was opened in Chungking in 1905.

This 20 cash Dragon copper Circular coin was issued in 1906 with the sexagenary year written in Chinese "Bin Wu" on the obverse. Chinese (Great Ch'ing copper Coin) within beaded circle. the Emperor's reign title in four Manchu characters with two Chinese characters denoting the sexagenary year of the issue above, and Chinese (Equivalent to 10 Cash) below. On the reverse is a new design dragon [known as Tai Ch'ing Ti Kuo Dragon] emblem in center with a seven-flames pearl, surrounded by stylized clouds within