Two CASH KIANG-SOO Guang Xu Dragon Copper 2 Cash 1901 AD Suzhou

Two CASH KIANG-SOO Guang Xu Dragon Copper 2 Cash 1901 AD Suzhou

ANCIENT CHINA

Qing Dynasty

Guang Xu, Dragon Copper 2 Cash 1901

KIANG -SOO



Material: Copper

Reign title: Guang Xu, AD 1875-1908

Lettering:
造省蘇江
寶 元 緒 光
文二錢制當元毎


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:
KIANG -SOO
TWO CASH

 

 

 

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 Yuan" was first minted in Kwangtung in the 26th year of the Kuang Hsu rei