Rare China Fengtian Dragon Brass 1905 AD Qing Dynasty FUNG-TIEN PROVINCE 10 CASH
CHINA Empire Qing Dynasty Dragon Copper
Guang Xu Yuan Bao, 1905 AD
References Y# 89
On the obverse of this coin, four big Chinese characters inside beaded circle means Kuang Hsu valuable coin and the two Manchu characters in centre are "Bao Feng". In the outer circle, Chinese characters above means made in Fengtian Province, and the six Chinese characters below means value ten cash.
On the reverse is the emblem of flaming dragon flying in clouds inside the beaded circle. In the outer circle, is the English inscriptions and two small stars on each side.
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 cash coins in the local market of Kwangtung. The existence western style coinage in Hong Kong directly influenced the Chinese mint authority.
The Acting Viceroy of Kwangtung and Kwangsi Province, Te Shou consulted with Li Hung-chang , his predecessor, decided to mint a new model copp