Pei Yang Dragon Brass 20 Cash Chihli, 1906 China Guang Xu Emperor Y# 68a Hebei
Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908 CHINA.
Chihli (Pei Yang). Brass 20 Cash
Struck at Chin Mint (Peiyang Arsenal), Tientsin. 1906
Guangxu - Yuan bao (means 'original currency')
Side view dragon
References: Y# 68a Brass
Chihli (or Zhili) was a province originally incorporating the present-day capital city of Beijing. The word ‘Zhihli’ translates to ‘centrally ruled’, in other words, the region was under the directed administration of the Emperor rather than functioning as a normal province. Chihli had several mints, the earliest beginning operations in 1645 AD.