The "gengzi" series silver coins of Beijing Bureau are rare in modern China. There are five pieces in the whole set, with the denominations of 7-2, 3-6, 1-4-4, 7-2 and 3-6 respectively. In 1899 (the 25th year of Guangxu's reign), the Qing government took minting as the special power of the central government, and there were too many factories in each province. It was stipulated that the minting would be stopped except for the four bureaus of Guangdong, Hubei, South and North, but it was also approved to set up the silver yuan Bureau in the capital, which was the origin of the so-called "Beijing Bureau". As the Boxer Uprising spread to Beijing in 1900, the Beijing Bureau was not officially put into operation, only a small number of two jiao and one jiao sample coins were cast. On June 22, 1900, the Beijing Bureau was destroyed in the fighting when the boxers attacked the Austrian Embassy nearby. It is recorded that at that time, workers rescued several dimes and one dime silver coins and a complete set of five kinds of coins. Except that the dime Beijing Bureau and related files were destroyed in the chaos of gengzi, making it the most mysterious type of Chinese machine-made coins.
[collection name]: Guangxu Yuanbao made by Beijing Bureau
Since the Opium War, the Qing government has been constantly making reparations to the outside world, which cost about 1 billion liang of silver. In addition, foreign powers have used abnormal means to make 90% of silver into silver dollars with a standard weight of seven yuan and two Fen, which is used to capture 93.5% of China's high-purity silver. Therefore, the channel for domestic silver outflow has become more dramatic. When the court and the field fully realize this After the seriousness of these problems, Zhang Zhidong, then governor of Guangdong and Guangxi, took the lead in inviting the court to import advanced Mint machinery and equipment. After the establishment of the minting Bureau in Guangdong Province, and the success of the trial casting, all provinces in the country successively entered the table to play, and successively established 19 Guangxu Yuanbao foundry. Therefore, there are various models of Guangxu Yuanbao. Some collectors have classified the treasures of Guangxu Yuanbao, which are of great collection value and significance. Guangxu Yuanbao made by Beijing Bureau ranks the top.
This Longyang coin is made of high-purity silver. On the front of Longyang, there are evenly arranged fine toothed strips on the periphery. Inside, there are evenly distributed raised dot bead rings around. In the middle of the silver coin, there are four characters of Guangxu Yuanbao on the left and right. In the center of Guangxu Yuanbao, there are also characters of Guangxu Yuanbao in Manchu. In the middle of the raised bead ring and the toothed pattern, there is a top position. It is engraved with Kaiti script made by Peking Opera, and there are two characters of gengzi in the middle, representing the casting year. Below are the words of Kuping's seven Fen six in block letters.
In the middle of the back of Longyang, there is a vivid dragon, which represents the inviolable imperial power and dignity of the feudal monarchy. There are many dragon clouds around the dragon, which add a kind of vivid color to the image. In the dentate decorative pattern, there are English words, which represents that the Qing Dynasty has been in line with the world's culture and commerce.
The appearance of this Guangxu Yuanbao made by Beijing Bureau refreshed the precious history of coins in Qing Dynasty and made people refreshing. Guangxu Yuanbao made by Beijing Bureau, as the name implies, was made in Beijing. Since the establishment of the coin factory, machinery and equipment were imported from Britain. When the equipment was transported to the capital, there was a change of righteousness and boxing, and there were eight allied forces plundering it. In such a crisis situation of internal and external difficulties, it resulted in The mint failed to be used. It took several years for the Qing government to order the transfer of the Beijing mint to Tianjin for official casting. Because the mint of Beijing Bureau has gone through many twists and turns, the amount of silver coins cast is very small, and the circulation of silver coins is quite small. Comparatively speaking, the Guangxu Yuanbao made by Beijing Bureau has a very small number of generations, and the friends who like to collect know that the rarer things are, the more valuable they are to collect.
This Guangxu Yuanbao, which is made by Beijing Bureau, is beautiful in shape, small and exquisite, but with great elegance. It is one of the few very precious and outstanding coins in Qing Dynasty. This silver dollar is perfectly preserved and has a good appearance. It is a real treasure that can be encountered but can not be found. It has a certain value for the study of history itself, and has a great appreciation space for collection.