In the Qing Dynasty, silver, paper and copper coins went hand in hand, and new silver coins were issued in Jiaqing, while more gold and silver coins were minted in Guangxu. The Westernization Movement also affected the minting industry. In 1887, Governor Zhang Zhidong of Guangzhou and Guangzhou commissioned the British Minister to order a complete set of minting machines in the UK, and first minted silver and copper yuan in the Guangdong Money Bureau. Since then, the provinces have followed suit and purchased foreign mechanical casting silver and copper yuan. Many coins, including the Guangdong Money Bureau, are ordered from the famous London Birmingham Mint Co., Ltd. The intervention of British big industry has also stained silver coins with Western colors. On the positive side of coins, the integration of Manchu and Han cultures can be seen, while Qianbei clearly indicates the intervention of Western cultures.
Guangxu Yuanbao was one of the currencies circulated during the period of Guangxu in Qing Dynasty. Zhang Zhidong, governor of Guangdong and Guangdong provinces in Hubei, took the lead in introducing British coin machines to mint silver and copper yuan, which were followed by other provinces. There are nineteen provincial bureaus casting. Except for the central household department, the copper coins cast by local provinces are all inscribed on the upper margin of their fronts.
"Guangxu Yuanbao" was cast by nineteen provincial bureaus at that time. Except for the Central Ministry of Household Affairs, the local provincesThe cast copper coins are all inscribed with provincial names on the upper edge of their faces. There are: 1 household; 2 Beiyang; 3 Ji.Lin; 4 Fengtian; 5 Qingjiang; 6 Zhejiang; 7 Jiangnan; 8 Guangdong; 9 Shandong; 10 Fujian; 11Hunan; 12 Hubei; 13 Sichuan; 14 Jiangxi; 15 Henan; 16 Anhui; 17 Guangxi; 18Xinjiang; 19 Heilongjiang.
This coin is made of 20 pieces of silver ingots from Guangxu of the Ministry of Household. It has natural paste, clear fonts and side teeth, and less wear. The coin is made of copper. It has good collection value. This coin is rare in the world. The collection is well preserved and its color is natural. Both the characters are natural and exquisite, with appropriate depth. Nowadays, this kind of precious copper coin is relatively rare and has certain investment and collection value.
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