The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

5 Cents, China, 1921

5 Cents, China, 1921

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 cent coin
China, Kwangtung Province, 1921
Obverse Image: Four Chinese characters in a pearled circle surrounded by more Chinese script, roses to the left and right.
Obverse Text: Translation: CHUNG / HUA / MIN / KUO / PAN / ? / ? / HAO / NIEN / SHIH / TSAO / SHENG / ? / ?
Reverse Image: Flag waving to the right inside a pearled circle, English text above and below, rosettes to the right and left.
Reverse Text: KWANG -TUNG / PROVINCE / FIVE / CENTS
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coin
Date made
1921
issuer
unknown
place made
China: Canton
associated place
China
Physical Description
copper-nickel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 mm x 16 mm; 3/32 in x 5/8 in
ID Number
NU.79.112.372
catalog number
79.112.372
accession number
1979.1263
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan Bank
See more items in
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object