Fujian 十九雲 FOO-KIEN Mint Y# 100 Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 10 Cash 1901-03 AD ANCIE

Fujian 十九雲 FOO-KIEN Mint Y# 100 Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 10 Cash 1901-03 AD

ANCIENT CHINA
Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 10 Cash
1901-1903 Fujian FOO-KIEN

福建官局 十九雲 Y#100.2

 

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

Lettering:

造局官建福

寶 元

文十錢當枚毎

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


FOO-KIEN
10 CASH

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 with Li Hung-chang , his predecessor, decided to mint a new model copper coin called "T'ung Yuan". "Tung Yuan" was first minted in Kwangtung in the 26th year of the Kuan