Category: MiscellaneousAccording to records, the "Guangxu Yuanbao household Kuping one or two" silver coin was cast by the Tianjin Mint General Factory in the Qing Dynasty. When Yuan Shikai succeeded the deceased Li Hongzhang as the Governor of Zhili, he set up a factory at the security site of the Xiyao Temple in Hebei Province(now the site of the Great Tragedy Buddhist Temple in Tianjin) and officially opened on November 16, 1908(December 15th, 1902). Cast, Japan Zhengjin Bank was commissioned as a mold, and the Osaka Bureau of Currency was cast. According to the provisions of the Treaty of Shimonoseki signed in the 21st year of Guangxu(1895), each weight of 37.31256, the Bureau believes that if the edge projection is used as the criterion, the diameter of the coin should be 14 times or 15 times, if the coin itself. The thickness of the seal, The diameter should be 17 to 18 times.
The coin is the Chinese Longyang pattern gold coin, the most exquisite craftsmanship, the most perfect carving, the most intense relief sense of the species, the mirror smooth and smooth, the decoration of the line(the line of habit-modern mechanical cartography terms, That is, the intersection between the plane and the plane, the plane and the surface, and the surface and the surface. ) It is very clear, especially in the family of one or two series of silver coins casting exquisite, the words, lines and teeth deep, is completely the style of foreign coins. As a currency ready to circulate(although there is no circulation), its hidden Anti-Counterfeiting is unprecedented, unmatched, and the surface of the coin is thick and mellow. Even if there is no research on gold coins, it is unforgiving. Very ornamental.
One or two of the ministries are the most exquisite representatives of the Chinese silver standard monetary system. In order to reflect the authority of the Manchu imperial system in the monetary field, its design makers have carried out exquisite designs locally. Its artistic standards and Anti-Counterfeiting capabilities have not been surpassed so far. In view of the fact that the weight design of Kuping is inconsistent with the international and domestic market practices of Kuping's seven-dollar division, the production cost is too high. Since the production of a batch in the second half of 1903, it has not been circulated and it has been returned to the furnace., so rare in the world, Economic value and collection value are very high!
The changes of history always leave traces on the real objects. Through this small ancient coin, you can feel the strong flavor of ancient times, and the light ancient color paste adds more charm to it. In addition, this Guangxu Yuanbao also contains rich historical and cultural values. The collection has been handed down to this day and has been baptized. However, the front and back typefaces are clear, the outline of the coin body is complete, and it is basically well preserved. It is rare on the market and very rare. It is actually a collection of treasures.