Large 20 Cash Dragon Brass Emperor Guang Xu 1903-06 Szechuan Mint Flying Dragon

Large 20 Cash Dragon Brass Emperor Guang Xu 1903-06 Szechuan Mint Flying Dragon

ANCIENT CHINA

Qing Dynasty

Guang Xu, Dragon Brass Large 20 Cash

1903-1905 Sichuan SZE CHUEN Province

 

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

 

Obverse:

Lettering:
造 省 川 四
寶 元 緒 光
十 二 當

Reverse: Flying 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.


Lettering: SZE CHUEN 20 CASH

Edge: Smooth

References: Y# 230

 

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, decid