Kirin Province, 2 Cash 1905, Square Hole, Unholed
Weight: 8 Grams; Size: 29 mm; material: Copper
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: Guang Xu Tong Bao, Manchurian: Bao Ji
文 吉 二
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.
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