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Guangxu Yuanbao's Guangdong Provincial Treasury was built with a flat weight of one or two, Double Dragons on the back and two silver coins on the back. It was coined in the early 21st year of Guangxu (1895) to commemorate the sixtieth birthday of Cixi. Because of the implementation of one or two standard silver coins by the Ministry of Household Affairs, the commemorative silver coin of the longevity character also uses the standard system of "Kuping Double One and Two". Two commemorative silver coins with the longevity character are exquisitely made.
Guangxu Yuanbao Guangdong Provincial Treasury Building
There is no precise record of the casting of the silver coins of "one or two, two cents and two cents" in Shuanglongshou, Guangdong Province. Quanzi scholars have always had different interpretations of the casting situation, and so far there is no final conclusion. Zhang Jiebo and other scholars in the Republic of China believed that this silver coin was coined in the 31st year of Guangxu (1905) to commemorate the 70th birthday of Empress Dowager Cixi. In his article "Two Silver Coins Made in Guangdong Province", Zhang Jongbo said: "However, due to the unknown age, this product is very difficult to break, but look at its pattern, make a happy life harmoniously, surround the Shuanglong, the curtain has no English, meaning praise and congratulations, big exception system. From this to push, it became one of the commemorative coins, specially cast to wish Empress Dowager Cixi a longevity in seventy days. According to the records of Shu'an Secret Record written by Wang Shusheng at the end of Qing Dynasty, some scholars believe that Gangyi, governor of Guangdong Province, coined a birthday coin for the sixtieth birthday of Empress Dowager Cixi in the twentieth year of Guangxu (1894). According to the extract of Shu'an Secret Record, Manchu's life is full of good fortune, and his ancestral home is presented to Gongrong relatives and nobles. The wrapper is strict with the friendship between master and servant, and his family is poor. Although the wrapper is ruled by officials and assisted by assistants, the owner comes to his family and respects his parents. If he wants to take it with him, he can never compete. Therefore, the Manchu people are greedy and disdainful. Gangyi was translated by Qingwen and inspected by the official minister. Not knowing Chinese, good trivial, self-proclaimed energy. The governor of Guangdong Province wished Cixi a sixty-day birthday in the afternoon of the 1st lunar month. At that time, silver was commonly used in the Mainland, and silver coins were made exclusively in Guangdong. Just said the general office said, "Make 30,000 silver coins for me (Note: 30,000 for each of the three editions or 30,000 for each of the three editions?" No, bring it into the capital. One said, "No." Made of stolen goods, just silent. Zhidu, because of its dedication to Cixi and its perseverance, knows that the longevity reward is numerous. Special coins are coined to show respect. Cixi was so happy that the new colors of the honorary coins were so delightful that they were accepted. Just found the military aircraft, a certain way also dare not claim.
Another Mr. Zhang Zhiqun included in the book "Mint Steel Mould" is "Guangdong Province made longevity silver coin, steel module set." The specific casting situation of Shuanglongshou coins is still an unsolved mystery. For the purpose of producing coins, no record is equal to no record. Regardless of historical facts, the unique position of "Guangdong Shuanglongshou Silver Coin" in the silver coins of modern Chinese official coining mechanism is beyond doubt. Its rarity and high collection value are unanimously recognized by the spring circles.
On the front of the silver coin, the four characters "made in Guangdong Province" are engraved on the upper end of the bead circle, and on the lower end, the five characters "Kuping Qian 2" are engraved on the regular script. There is a bat pattern on the left and right sides, and the four words "Guangxu Yuan Bao" are engraved on the inside of the bead circle. On the back of the silver coin, a double dragon balloon pattern is cast outside the bead circle, and a round "Shou" character is cast inside the bead circle. Silver coin design is very distinctive. The bat pattern on both sides of the front implies auspiciousness. Because of the homonym between the word "bat" and the word "fortune", the bat pattern on the coin surface is intended to take the homonym of the words "bat" and "fortune", which corresponds to the word "longevity" on the back, implying "both fortune and longevity". In Guangdong Province, Shuanglongshou Silver coin is exquisitely made. Regular script calligraphy is extremely dignified and elegant, with balanced and stretching shelf structure. It is the best known rare silver coin treasure in Longyang. It has a very high collection value and appreciation space.
On the front side of the silver coin, the four characters "made in Guangdong Province" are engraved on the upper end of the bead ring, and on the lower end, the five words "Kuping Chongyi Liang" are engraved on the regular script. There is a bat pattern on the left and right sides, and four words "Guangxu Yuan Bao" are engraved on the inside of the bead ring. On the back of the silver coin, a double dragon balloon pattern is cast outside the bead circle, and a round "Shou" character is cast inside the bead circle. Silver coin design is very distinctive. The bat pattern on both sides of the front implies auspiciousness. Because of the homonym between the word "bat" and the word "fortune", the bat pattern on the coin surface is intended to take the homonym of the words "bat" and "fortune", which corresponds to the word "longevity" on the back, implying "both fortune and longevity".
Guangxu Yuanbao is the first large denomination currency circulated in Guangxu year of the Great Qing Dynasty. It is the first circulation currency to introduce overseas technology in China. It also has certain historical significance for today. Among the Guangxu Yuanbao coins made in Guangdong Province, the most valuable one is the Shuanglongshou coins made in Guangdong Province: Kupingzhong one or two, which is worth collecting.
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