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1 Dollar, China, 1837

1 Dollar, China, 1837

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Description (Brief)
One (1) dollar coin,
China, Formosa (Taiwan),1837
Obverse Image: Image of the god of longevity, to the left of the deity is Seal script, to the right is more Seal script, on the god's breast are four characters in Orthodox script.
Obverse Text: Translation: Cast in the time of Tao Kwang; Seven two by the Treasury scales; Silver cake of the standard purity.
Reverse Image: A sacrificial vase resting on three feet, surrounded by four Manchu characters, Manchu characters to left and right.
Reverse Text: KYAHI / HOO (Translation: Kaig (town) Treasury)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1837
place made
China
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ID Number
2017.0060.1436
catalog number
2017.0060.1436
accession number
2017.0060
subject
Formosa
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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