20 Cents, China, 1903-1908

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 cent coin, Emperor Kuang-hsu
China, Fukien, 1903-1908
Obverse Image: Orthodox text in a beaded circle and Manchu script at the center.
Obverse Text: Romanization: TSAO / CHU / KUAN / CHIEN / FU / KUANG / YUAN / LI / SSU / FEN / SSU / I / P'ING (Translation: Currency of the Kuan-hsu period (written in Manchu script in the center and Orthodox surrounding), Fukien Province, 1 mace and 4.4 candareens)
Reverse Image: Front view dragon with 5 rows of scales; 4-pointed stars to right and left with text surrounding alongside rim.
Reverse Text: Romanization: FOO-KIEN / PROVINCE. / I / MACE / AND / 44 / CANDAREENS
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 23.5 mm; 1/32 in x 15/16 in
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Credit Line
The Stack Family
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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