In the late Qing Dynasty, the price of copper rose sharply, and the folks destroyed the money as copper. In order to obtain several times of profits, there was a shortage of money in the market. In order to save money, the Governor of Guangdong and Guangxi Deshou and the former Governor Li Hongzhang played the bronze medal of the Hong Kong Tongxian Casting Mechanism. Therefore, the casting of the Tongyuan mechanism in the Qing Dynasty was started in Guangdong, and successively minted in Fujian, Jiangsu, Sichuan and Hubei provinces. The upper edge of the copper element is cast with its provincial name.
The Ministry of Housing Mint is currently the oldest mint in China, mainly producing circulating coins, gold and silver commemorative coins. According to records, in the 22nd year of Guangxu, according to the invitation of General Sheng Jing, Ike Tanga, the establishment and establishment of the Ministry of Machinery and Equipment Bureau to cast the mechanism of silver coins, the import of boilers from Germany and the steam machine-powered coinage machine, Yu Guangxu In the thirteenth year (1897), the Ministry of Housing and Machinery Bureau was officially completed. The predecessor of the "Ministry of Construction of the Bank of China" is the "Housekeeping Machinery Bureau." In the twenty-fourth to twenty-sixth years of Guangxu (1898-1900), silver coins and mechanism copper coins were attached. In the twenty-sixth year of Guangxu (1900), the Boxer Movement broke out. The Hube Machinery Bureau was destroyed in the war. Later, in response to the needs of the market, the Ministry of Housing rebuilt the coin factory at the original site of the Machine Bureau. copper. In July of the twenty-ninth year of Guangxu (1903), the factory started construction and cast silver coins and copper coins.
The Ministry of Commerce created the Guangxu Yuanbao, the front is the "Guangxu Yuanbao", the outer edge is Manchu and Hukou, and the lower is Kuping one or two. A little bit of decoration on the left and right. The back is a dragon figure. The coin is the most exquisite craftsmanship in China. It has the most exquisite craftsmanship, the most perfect carving, and the strongest embossing. The mirror surface is smooth and smooth, and the phase line of the ornamentation is very clear. Especially the households are completely foreign casting. The style of the sample currency. As a currency to be circulated, its anti-counterfeiting is unprecedented. It is unrivaled. The surface of the coin is rich in patina, and even the layman who has not studied the silver dollar is very addictive. One or two silver coins in the household, the calligraphy of the script is extremely exquisite, atmospheric, and the structure of the frame is balanced and stretched, which is second to none in Longyang.
The commemorative coin of the founding of the Republic of China is a large and important category in the study of the collection of copper coins. It can even be said to be the main species of the copper yuan of the Republic of China. After the victory of the 1911 Revolution, the Qing Emperor abdicated and the Republic of China was established. Sun Yat-sen, the pioneer of the Chinese democratic revolution, took office as the interim president of the Republic of China, and proposed in the "temporary presidential decree" that "a new model will be published and a commemorative coin will be produced". Then the two mints in Wuchang and Nanjing took the lead. The bronze coin of the "Republic of China Commemorative Coins" was cast, with a total of ten denominations, which was issued in large numbers in the country to replace the Qing Dynasty copper. The Republic of China double-flag commemorative coin ten texts came into being, with the distinctive characteristics of the times during the Republic of China!
The central part of the founding commemoration of the Republic of China is Sun Yat-sen's side portrait. On the edge, there is a Chinese-language literary text "Chinese Republic of China" 4 characters, a squat "opening commemorative coin" 5 characters, and a long-distance long-stem flower ornament. The center of the back is the Chinese literary body "Yuan Yuan" and Jiahe, the edge of the English "Republic of China", "Yuan Yuan", divided into six stars. The design is chic, the decoration is exquisite, the craft is exquisite, the lines are elegant, the texture is delicate, the relief is strong, the view is very beautiful, and the eyes are pleasing; the care, cool and refreshing, the heart is refreshing! The bead ring is cast in English, it can be seen that the historical period has been external Openness is of great significance to the promotion of global economic development. It should not be underestimated and has a profound historical value.
The design of this group of coins is elegant and well-engraved. The surface of the copper coins is natural and has obvious traces of use. The rust on the surface witnesses the accumulation of its history and has an indescribable collection value. In the past two years, the market of ancient coins has shown an upward trend. This group of coins, as a boutique among the ancient coins, has a large appreciation space. It is still well preserved and has an invaluable academic and historical value.
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