Counterfeit Dollar, China, Formosa, 1235-1237

Description (Brief):

One (1) counterfeit dollar coin, Tao Kuang

Description (Brief)

China, Formosa, 1235-1237 (1837 counterfeit)

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Bust of the Genius of Longevity with four words on the breast, on left and right are seal characters with Buddhist Swastika.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: Romanization: KU / P'ING / CH'I / ERH / HSU / WEN / YIN / PING / TAO / KUANG / NIEN / CHU (Translation: Seven Mace and two candereens, silver cake of the standard purity (or sycee) cast in the time of Tao Kuang.)

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Vase enclosed by four Manchu characters, above and below is Taiwanese transcript of the Chinese name for Formosa, where the coin was cast; two characters to the left.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: Romanization: ? ? / ? / KIYAKI / K'U (Translation: local name in Formosa, Treasury)

Date Made: 1235-1237Date Made: 1837

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: ChinaAssociated Place: Formosa

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, East Asian Coins


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of George B. Glover

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.32055.1235Catalog Number: 32055.1235Accession Number: 32055

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 41 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1828829

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