Qing Dynasty Emperor Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 20 Cash 1907 Ding Wei Central Mint
AD 1907, Ding Wei Central Mint
Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908
未 丁 Y# 11.2
This 20 cash Dragon copper Circular coin was issued in 1907 with the sexagenary year written in Chinese "Ding Wei" on the obverse. Chinese (Great Ch'ing copper Coin) within beaded circle. 2 Chinese characters "HU POO" (Board of Revenue) on each side of the center in the outer circle, the Emperor's reign title in four Manchu characters with two Chinese characters denoting the sexagenary year of the issue above, and Chinese (Equivalent to 20 Cash) below. On the reverse is a new design dragon [known as Tai Ch'ing Ti Kuo Dragon] emblem in center with a seven-flames pearl, surrounded by stylized clouds within beaded circle; above in outer circle, Chinese means made in the Reign of Kuang Hsu, below English "TAI-CHING-TI-KUO COPPER COIN". TI-KUO means empires. In 1905 China carried out a coinage reform which standardized the designs of copper coins. All mints were ordered to use the same obverse and reverse designs, but to place a mint mark in the center of the obverse. - page 318, S.C.O.W.C. 18th Edition.