Guangzhou the city of 5 Rams KWANG-TUNG ONE CENT 1936 廣東五羊壹仙
Republic of China
Copper 1 Cent Year 25 (1936)
KWANG-TUNG PROVINCE ONE CENT
A Qing-era portrait of the Grotto of the Five Immortals, the Taoist temple around the five stones which gave Guangzhou its nickname "The City of Rams".
Five Goat Coin
The inscription at the top translates as 揜epublic of China 25th Year?and 揗ade in Guangdong Province? The lower half of the coin displays five goats. The five goats are a reference to an ancient myth concerning the city of Guangzhou (Canton) which is located in Guangdong Province.
The reverse side of the coin is also rich in symbolic design. To the left of the hole is a rice stalk with six branches which refers to the rice stalks carried in the mouths of the goats in the ancient myth. This is also the official emblem of the city of Guangzhou.
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