Collection name: Pingqi Coins from the Yuanbao Treasury of Guangxu Mint, General Mint. Two decades: the 34th year of Guangxu (1908), Tianjin Duzhi Mint. Collection information: The collection is private and handed down in an orderly manner.
Guangxu Yuanbao was one of the currency in circulation during the reign of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty. Zhang Zhidong, governor of Guangdong and Guangxi, took the lead in introducing British coin minting machines to cast silver and copper dollars. Later, all provinces followed suit, with 19 provincial bureaus casting. During the reign of Guangxu, a series of silver coins were minted, but the Guangxu Yuanbao of the Mint General was not easy to circulate, so the amount of silver coins was extremely rare and more precious.
In 1908, Tianjin Mint officially minted the Kuping seven coin and two cent silver coin of Guangxu General Mint. This piece of Guangxu Yuanbao of Guangxu General Mint has excellent appearance, fine casting, proper weight, standard quality, natural coating, exquisite decoration and high artistic value. The central bead circle on the front of the coin is engraved with the Chinese character "Guangxu Yuanbao", the outer bead circle is engraved with the Chinese character "Mint General", and the lower bead circle is engraved with the Chinese character "Kuping Seven Coins and Two Fen". The characters are straight, handsome, dignified and neat. There are two raised anti-counterfeit dots on the left and right in the upper part between the bead ring and the toothed decorative ring. On the back of the coin, the central part of the coin is engraved with a coiled dragon pattern, decorated with cloud patterns. The carving is fine, the dragon scales are clear, the dragon claws are angry, and the dragon tail is flying. It is lifelike, just like a beautiful picture, amazing! The upper end is "made in Guangxu", the left, right and lower ends are engraved with "TAI-CHING-TI-KUO SILVER COIN" in English, and the Chinese translation is "silver coins of the Qing Empire". This coin is well preserved, bright in color, exquisite in casting and standard in edge teeth. It is unique among many ancient coins and has high investment value and collection value.
Among the numerous Guangxu Yuanbao coins, the coins minted by the Mint General are the favorites of all collectors. The coins of the Mint General are well known among the silver coins of the Qing Dynasty, mainly because of the beautiful artistic shape, majestic momentum, soaring clouds and exquisite workmanship of the dragon, which can be said to be a peak in the coin casting of the Qing Dynasty. This coin is worth two cents from the treasury of Guangxu Yuanbao of the Mint General Factory. It has incomparable appearance, superb workmanship, refined characters and strokes, fine lines, clear and accurate lines, unique aesthetic style, novel and unique design, and sparse frame structure. It has incomparable appearance, workmanship, and decorative patterns. It has coinage style of Guangxu period. The characters and decorative patterns are very refined, and the salient and concave features of the era are obvious, It is indeed a rare ancient coin.