1 Tael, China, 1904

1 Tael, China, 1904

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Description (Brief)
One (1) tael coin, Kuang-hsu
China, Hupei Province, 1904
Obverse Image: Four Manchu characters in the center surrounded buy Chinese text; in outer circle formed by two beaded rings is more Chinese text , to the right and left are small rosettes composed of 7 dots.
Obverse Text: KUANG / HSU / YUAN / PAO / HU / PEI / SHENG / TSAO / NIEN / SHIH / SAN / TA / CH'ING / K'U / P'ING (Translation: Made in the Hupei Province in the 30th Year of Emperor Kuang-hsu, Ta-Ching Silver Coin, K'uping 1 Tael)
Reverse Image: Two dragons racing toward a pearl and enclosing the denomination 1 Tael, one Manchu character on the right and left stating the value, in English at the top is the province and at the bottom the value of the coin.
Reverse Text: 1 / TAEL / HU / PEH / PROVINCE / ONE / TAEL
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Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: 3 mm x 41 mm; 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in
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Credit Line
Olga E. Raymond in memory of Wayte Raymond
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