Silver Dragon Emperor Guangxu CHINA 7.2 Candareens Dragon 10 Cents Anhwei Province
Silver Dragon Emperor Guangxu CHINA
7.2 Candareens Dragon 10 Cents
Anhwei Province 1898
2.6 grams; Silver 850; size: 18.98 mm
Emperor Guangxu CHINA 7 .2 Candareens Dragon Dollar
An-Hwei province 1898
Obverse: Center: Manchurian Scripts
7.2 candareens = 0.72 mace = 2.69 grams (1 mace = 3,73 grams)
Anwhei was made a separate province in China in the 17th century. It consists primarily of agricultural land. The Anwhei mint began production in 1897, closed in 1899, and reopened again in 1902. Production was entirely of copper cash coins after 1902.
Silver Dragon Dollar
Silver Dragon coins, also sometimes known as Dragon dollars, are silver coins issued by China, Japan and later Korea for general circulation in their own countries. Featuring a dragon on the obverse, all were inspired by the silver Spanish dollar which following its introduction into the region in the 16th Century had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East, this specification being a weight of 27.22 grams and a fineness of .900.