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Guang Xu Tong Bao, Sichuan, China, 1898

Guang Xu Tong Bao, Sichuan, China, 1898

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Description (Brief)
One (1) guang xu tong bao pattern coin, Emperor GuangXu
Sichuan, China, 1898
Obverse Image: Four orthodox characters read top, bottom, right, left.
Obverse Text: Romanization: GUANG / XU / TONG / BAO (Translation: Current treasure of Guang Xu)
Reverse Image: Two Manchu characters
Reverse Text: BOO / SU (Translation: Kiangsu (Jiangsu) Provincial mint)
General Information: Made by the Ferracute Machine Company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1898
place made
China: Sichuan
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 mm x 22.5 mm; 1/32 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
2017.0116.449
catalog number
2017.0116.449
accession number
2017.0116
Credit Line
Howard F. Bowker Family
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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