KIRIN Province Silver 20 Cents Dragon Dollar Emperor Guangxu CHINA 1.44 Mace 1898
Silver Dragon Dollar 20 Cents
Emperor Guangxu CHINA 1 Mace 4.4 Candareens
KIRIN Province 1898
5.3 grams; Silver 800; size: 23.4 mm
Emperor Guangxu CHINA 1 Mace 4.4 Candareens Dragon Dollar 20 Cents
KIRIN province 1898
The province of Kirin (Jilin) lies in Manchuria, north of the present day border of North Korea. The mint opened in 1881 and for many years struck only trial pieces. Silver milled coins were produced from 1895 onward. Many were dated using the sexagenary cycle. The mint burnt down in 1911.
Obverse: Center: Bonsai flower
Silver Dragon Dollar
Silver Dragon coins, also sometimes known as Dragon dollars, are silver coins issued by China, Japan and later Korea for general circulation in their own countries. Featuring a dragon on the obverse, all were inspired by the silver Spanish dollar which following its introduction into the region in the 16th Century had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East, this specification being a weight of 27.22 grams and a fineness of .900.