Rare Super Large Dragon Hubei Province 10 Cash Emperor Guang Xu 1902-05 China

Rare Super Large Dragon Hubei Province 10 Cash Emperor Guang Xu 1902-05 China

Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 10 Cash

1902-05 AD Hubei Province, Super Large Dragon

湖北, 高北特大龍

 

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

 

Obverse
Lettering:
造 省 北 湖

寶  元

十 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:
HU-PEH PROVINCE
* TEN CASH *

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 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 copper coin called "T'ung Yuan". "Tung Yu