Original Lustre Rare C type Dragon Silver Dragon Dollar 1911 Xuan Tong Year 3
Silver Dragon Dollar 1911
3rd year of the rule of Xuan Tong
Qing Empire Dollar Year 3 (1911)
Rare C type dragon
.900 fine silver, .778 troy oz ASW.
The most famous Chinese silver dollar from the late Qing era is most likely the Y3 1 silver dollar, colloquially referred to as “宣三” in China. It was minted in 1911 (3rd year of the rule of Xuan Tong) at the Central Mint in Tianjin. It was the last imperial coin issued before the regime was toppled by the Xinhai revolution. The design of this Chinese silver dollar is considered by many collectors to be the most beautiful, and it is also the only imperial Chinese coin bearing the “ONE DOLLAR” face value to have been circulated. While not rare by any measure, the Y3 1 dollar has seen its market value rise steeply in recent years due this popularity.