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Kuang Hsu Tung Pao, China, 1875-1908

Kuang Hsu Tung Pao, China, 1875-1908

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One (1) kuang hsu yuan pao coin, Peiyang Province
China, 1875-1908
Obverse Image: Orthodox script read top, bottom, right, left; dragons around the rim.
Obverse Text: Romanization: KUANG / HSU / TUNG / PAO / TANG / CHIH / CH'IEN / SHIH / WEN (Translation: Currency of the Kuang Hsu period, equal to 10 standard cash coins.)
Reverse Image: Center, Dragon; right and left, rosette; Orthodox script at top and bottom.
Reverse Text: Romanization: PEI / YANG / LING / YUNG / SHIH / WEN (Translation: Peiyang Subsidiary 10 cash piece.)
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: 1 mm x 28 mm; 1/32 in x 1 3/32 in
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Stack Family
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
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National Museum of American History
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