1 Dollar, China, 1897

1 Dollar, China, 1897

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Description (Brief)
One (1) dollar coin, Kuang-hsu
China 1897
Obverse Image: Orthodox script surrounding rim, small circle comprised of "s" shapes with four orthodox characters inside.
Obverse Text: Romanization: TSAO / CHU / KUAN / KIANG / NAN / KUANG / HSU / YUAN / PAO / FEN / ERH / ? / CH'I / P'ING / ? (Translation: Currency of the Kuang Hsu period, made in the province of Kiangnan, each coin equal to 10 standard cash.)
Reverse Image: Front facing dragon, larger than previous designs.
Reverse Text: KIANG / NAN / PROVINCE / 7 / MACE / AND / 2 / CANDAREENS
Currently not on view
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1875 - 1908
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Physical Description
metal, silver (overall material)
overall: 2.5 mm x 39.5 mm; 3/32 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
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Credit Line
Olga E. Raymond in memory of Wayte Raymond
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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