The Guangxu ingot was one of the currencies circulating during the Guangxu reign of the Qing Dynasty.Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Guangdong, took the lead in introducing British coin machines to cast silver and copper yuan, after which the provinces imitated it.A total of 19 provincial bureaus cast, in addition to the central household department, local provinces cast copper yuan, are engraved on the front edge of the provincial name.
Silver coin Guangxu ingot was issued in 1898- -1907, with a normal color of 89% -90%.The inscription is cast on the front, the top cast regular script "XX province" or "mint", the bottom cast currency value is such as: "Shuping seven money two points", the center reads "Guangxu ingot" four words directly, the coin center is Manchu "Guangxu ingot".The top of the outer circle on the back of the silver coin is inscribed "XX province" or "mint master" in a small English standard font, and the English currency value is shown below. The inner circle is cast with a Panlong map, which has exquisite appearance and unique aesthetic style.Although the coins are small, they can also have a glimpse into the society and culture.
In 1897 (the 23rd year of Guangxu), the weight of "Jiangnan Province made" three kinds of silver yuan (commonly known as Lao Jiangnan,) standard library level seven money two cents should be about 30 grams.~, 1898,1905 (23-to 31 of Guangxu), the silver coins were increased by the dry branch year (commonly known as New Jiangnan). The early weight was also made by 30 grams, but no circulation; later the weight was changed to 26.3--27 grams, the earliest province of dry branch year series on silver coin casting in China.According to the eight-year coin statistics, the thirty-first year of Guangxu cast the least coins, but also produced more than 2 million silver coins, the most year is the 27 years of Guangxu, in this year, a total of more than 50 million silver coins were made, thus, we can see that the production capacity of this mint is extraordinary.In 1911 (the third year of Xuantong), the Jiangnan Mint cast a total of 705,000 silver coins, 55,000 silver coins and 10,000 silver coins.There are "Jiangnan Province made Xuantong ingot" four cents (two cents) and seven cents two cents (one cents) coins.
Jiangnan Province made Guangxu ingot issued for a short time, small casting and the short time to now, so most of them have high value.In addition, the carved mother and mother money because the circulation number is very small, is the favored object of collectors, has a very high collection value.