1/2 Dollar, China, 1911

Description:

One (1) 1/2 dollar coin, pattern, Hsuan T'ung

China, Year 3 (1911)

Obverse Image: Date is above with floral designs on both sides, text in center circle and along lower rim.

Obverse Text: Translation: (MANCHU TEXT) / GREAT / CHING / DYNASTY / SILVER / COIN / 2 PIECES EQUAL TO 1 DOLLAR / TIENTSIN

Reverse Image: New design dragon with flame-ball on upper left with denomination in center.

Reverse Text: Translation: 1/2 DOLLAR

Date Made: 1911Alternate Calendar Date: 0003

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China: Tianjin, TianjinAssociated Place: China

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

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Credit Line: Chase Manhattan

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.79.112.323Catalog Number: 79.112.323Accession Number: 1979.1263

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 mm x 33 mm; 1/32 in x 1 5/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-58d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_923078

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