Rare Dragon Copper 1 Cash 1908 Ning - Jiangnan, Nanjing Mint, Guang Xu Emperor

Rare Dragon Copper 1 Cash 1908 Ning - Jiangnan, Nanjing Mint, Guang Xu Emperor

ANCIENT CHINA

Qing Dynasty

Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 1 Cash, Y#7k (Kiangnan)

1908, Ning - Jiangnan Province, Nanjing Mint

 

Weight: 1.2 Grams; Size: 16.5 mm; Material: Brass

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908
Obverse: NOTE: date is at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock, respectively.
The mintmark is in the middle.

Lettering:  
緒 光

申  戊

文 一

Reverse: Dragon, the symbol of the Qing royal family, Flaming Dragon emblem in center,

surrounded by stylized clouds and fire and water below.

Edge: Smooth

 

 

 

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