Rare Shantung Province Dragon Copper 1904 AD China Emperor Y# 220 横山東

Rare Shantung Province Dragon Copper 1904 AD China Emperor Y# 220 横山東

ANCIENT CHINA Qing Dynasty

Shantung, Shandong Dragon Copper Coin

横山東

 

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Obverse:

Lettering:
* 東 山 *

寶 元

文十錢制當

Reverse: Dragon, the symbol of the Qing royal family,

the emblem of flaming dragon flying in clouds playing a pearl in fire inside the beaded circle.


Lettering:

SHANGTUNG

* TEN CASH *

 

Years 1904 AD
Weight 7.3 g Diameter 27.8 mm Thickness 1.9 mm

 

References: Y# 220


 

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