Rare 1902 Dragon Copper Hunan Province Brass 10 Cash China Guang Xu Emperor ANCI

Rare 1902 Dragon Copper Hunan Province Brass 10 Cash China Guang Xu Emperor

ANCIENT CHINA
Qing Dynasty Guang Xu, Dragon Copper
Y# 113a Hunan Province,

1902-1906, Brass 10 Cash

 

Weight: 7.5 grams; Size: 29 mm; Material: Brass

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

Obverse
Lettering:
造 省 南 湖

十 寶 元 當 

元 銅 黄

Reverse
Lettering:
HU- NAN
TEN CASH

Edge: Smooth

 

References: Y# 113a

Hunan Province in the south east of China began coin production in 1647. A mint for struck coinage began operation in 1902.

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