China Silver 1/5 Dollar, 20 Cents
China KWEICHOW PROVINCE 1/2Fen of Silver Dollar
贵州铜元, Y# A429
Weight: 17.88 grams; Size: 26.66 mm; Material: Copper
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References: Y# A429
Kweichow (Guizhou) Province lies in south central China. It is home to a group of non-Han Chinese people, and has traditionally been a seat of political unrest in China. One particularity of coin production was the lack of local copper. For this reason the Kweichow mint struck some coins in antimony (which was locally in abundance), and remains the only place in the world to do so. The Kweichow mint opened in 1730, producing cash coins.