Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908
CHINA. Chihli (Pei Yang). 10 Cash
Guangxu - Yuan bao (means 'original currency')
Side view dragon
References: Y# 67
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.