Although the coin is small, it can read out the social, cultural and economic situation at that time, thus looking into the leopard. Guangxu Yuanbao is a large category of coin collection, which has always attracted the attention of coin lovers. Now, it has become the focus of many collectors because of its extraordinary splendor in the antique market and its rising transaction price.
Guangxu Yuanbao, as the main currency in circulation in the late Qing Dynasty, was issued in many editions. Some provincial silver coins with short issuance time and small circulation were especially precious, of which "made in Zhejiang Province" Guangxu Yuanbao was one. Zhejiang Province was one of the major tax sources of the Qing government at that time, and was also a major coastal port-opening area. Foreign trade and economic development required a large amount of trade silver dollars. However, Zhejiang Province itself did not have advanced mechanical coin casting capacity, so it had to entrust other places to cast coins. Moreover, because the Qing government recovered the right to coin coins from various places and the central government unified the casting, the Guangxu silver ingot "made in Zhejiang Province" was quite rare in the world and attracted the attention of coin collectors. Zhejiang is located in the coastal area. It was very early for foreign banks to pass through. Although factories were set up in the Qing Dynasty, it was only after the Republic of China that large quantities of silver coins were produced. Due to the late preparation, Zhejiang Bureau was ordered to stop construction and the machinery was removed from other places in the 25th year of Guangxu's reign. The amount of silver coins produced during the operation was not very large. Due to the serious shortage of money at that time, it was more profitable to produce copper coins. Silver coins were left out or even put on hold because they had plenty of eagle and ocean resources.
This gold ingot made in Zhejiang Province is worth ten times. "Guangxu Yuanbao" is cast in the center of the front of the coin, and "Baoguang" is written in the Manchu language on the left and right. Plum blossom decorations are branded in the middle, bead rings on the outer ring, and "Made in Zhejiang Province" is written on the upper edge of the coin. The lower margin value text is "when ten"; In the middle of the back, dragon figures and fire dragon beads are cast, and English is cast up and down.
The collection "Guangxu Yuanbao Made in Zhejiang Province" has large and powerful characters with clear lines on the back. It is carved with a knife. The casting technique is superb. It looks like an oil painting, extremely magnificent and breathtaking. "Guangxu Yuanbao Made in Zhejiang Province" is a coin issued and circulated by ancient countries. Although it has undergone merciless years of baptism, it is rare that the coin is still intact.
This Guangxu gold ingot made in Guangdong Province is made of red copper and is a rare type of coin. Its characteristics are as follows: the center of the front is full of Chinese characters, the periphery is surrounded by four characters of Guangxu gold ingot, the outer edge of the bead ring is made in Guangdong Province, the lower edge is made of ten Chinese characters per yuan, the back bead ring is made of dragon Kyubi no Youko with eight thorns, which refer to the front of the flame on the right upper body of the dragon to the cloud at the edge of the dragon head, the outer edge of the bead ring is English Guangdong, and the lower edge is worth ten cents. Moreover, this Guangxu silver ingot made in Guangdong Province is worth 10 coins per yuan, with an outer ring bead ring and a dragon figure in the center of the back. The carver is exquisite, and the overall pattern on the back is offset by 90 degrees. Its collection value exceeds that of the Shuanglong Shouzi coin with the highest value.
Guangxu Yuanbao ushered in the era of machine-made coins. During the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei Province and Guangdong Province, was the first to introduce British coinage machines to make coins. The first coin in English appeared in the whole history. It ushered in a round era. In ancient China, the standard system was mainly based on a few taels. Coins were round inside and round outside. Before that, square hole copper coins were used. Starting from Guangxu Yuanbao, the epoch-making significance of round coins was created. Historical significance is special, the shortest casting time. With exquisite minting skills and clear and harmonious patterns and textures, it is not only beautiful in atmosphere and strong in relief, but also unique, and is a rare minting version of coins. However, due to the relatively short period of time the two Guangxu gold ingots were issued by the government in the region (Zhejiang Province, Guangdong Province) and the small circulation area, the amount of gold ingots currently in existence is very rare, and the market is scarce and rare. The money is valuable.