As we all know, ancient coins are an important historical component of a country. In terms of its specific era, it not only represents the vicissitudes of the various historical eras of Chinese currency culture, but also reflects the prosperity, rise and fall of China's history, politics, and economy.
In this respect, it has a high value of artistic appreciation and value of cultural relics. On the other hand, coins are made of precious metals or silver, which have extraordinary noble value, are not reproducible, exquisitely patterned, and the writing is powerful and intriguing. The content is extremely intriguing. The silvery and complete coins are more certain. The value of preservation and appreciation, so the value of its art collection is even more unpredictable.
In the fifteenth year of Guangxu (1889), Zhang Zhidong was ordered to transfer to Hubei as the governor of Huguang. Soon after, he applied the experience of Guangdong to Hubei and built the second official Chinese money to use the machine to manufacture silver dollars in Wuchang, Hubei. Institution - Hubei Silver Dollar Bureau, which was also the first money-making institution built by Zhang Zhidong after coming to Hubei. The silver dollar produced by Hubei Yinyuan Bureau is well-produced and popular in the country because of its high silver content. Hubei Yinyuan Bureau not only casts silver coins, but also issued banknotes. However, because the banknotes of this bureau are rare, they are extremely difficult to find and are rarely familiar to people. In the year of Xuantong, Hubei Province has made even fewer.
This "Hubei Province Xuantong Yuanbao" has a diameter of 3.95cm and weighs 26.7g. The appearance is intact, the picture is clear, and the craftsmanship is exquisite. It is a fine ancient coin. The coin in front of the central bead circle has the traditional Chinese character "Xuan Tong Yuan Bao". The font is dignified and neat, the strokes are generous and the strokes are strong and powerful. The middle of the text is the words "Xuan Tong Yuan Bao". The upper part of the bead ring is written in the upper part of the book "Hubei Province", and the lower end of the traditional Chinese character "Kuping seven money two points", a symmetrical floral ornament on the left and right sides, small and cute. On the back of the silver coin, a ring-shaped dragon pattern and clouds, the dragon totem totem, the dragon pattern domineering side leakage, the power of the gods, the arrogance, the wind of the emperor, a fixed eye, as if a painting of the dragon flying in the sky, shocking Beautiful and amazing. The dragon map is surrounded by English, and the fusion of Chinese and Western cultures is obvious and its historical significance is profound.
Xuantong Yuanbao Hubei Province made a flat seven money two precious materials, high artistic value, cast from precious metals or silver alloy, beautifully crafted, beautiful and elegant layout, ancient patina, uniform color, rich content, less wear and tear in the market, save Extremely good, it is commendable.
In the first year of Xuantong (AD 1909), some provinces first created the Xuantong Yuanbao Silver Dollar, and Xuantong issued the "Currency System" in the second year, stipulating that the national currency is in units of rounds, and the main currency is re-stocked with seven yuan and two cents, containing 90% of sterling silver. The auxiliary coins are silver, nickel and copper coins. The silver coin has five corners, two corners and one corner.
Due to the short time of Xuantong Emperor's reign, Xuantong Yuanbao Hubei Province made a small amount of castings, and it was very rare. Although this Xuantong Yuanbao Hubei Province has made a lot of money, but the grain is still clearly visible, the above signs also witness the accumulation of its history, with very obvious historical transitional features, with indescribable collection value.
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