Cash, Issued by Emperor Te Tsung (1875 - 1908), Ch'ing Dynasty, China, 1890-1906
Minted by Canton

Obverse Description

Central square hole dividing the Chinese characters Kuang-hsu t'ung-pao

Reverse Description

Two characters divided by the hole giving the mint name in Manchu.

Edge Description

The edge is plain


The mint at Canton was opened in 1889 with Edward Wyon as superintendent. It was equiped with modern machinery, ie. the coins were struck, not cast.

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