LPM is proud to present the 6th release in our 8 coin China's Famous Vintage Coin Series.
A classic is reborn. The 1910 China Central Mint Water Dragon silver coin is one of the most sought after vintage Chinese coins and has been brought back to life in the form of a 1oz gold release.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Gold
- Plain Edge with the year, weight and purity laser etched in the rim
- Comes in an individual capsule
- Limited mintage of 100
This iconic design was a Dragon Pattern Dollar from the final period of the Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in Peking – minted a multitude of coinage types in the later portion of the Empire, in an attempt to unify the currency system of China. Unfortunately, China’s administrative disorganization inhibited the reforms from gaining traction and thus many of the designs including this one never made it to the light of being in circulation.
The obverse design features a fearsome Asian serpentine Dragon flying over a depiction of the sea. The fiery pearl and cloud wisps invoke the powerful nature of the creature and the design has been given the nickname of 水龙 (shui long or translated in English water dragon). The upper legend states: “Made during the reign of Hsuen Tung” with seven-pointed rosettes and floral bursts found in the outer design, with the denomination of “$1” found at six o’clock.
The reverse features four Manchu characters, floral bursts at three and nine o’clock, with two Chinese characters stating “1 Yuan.” The four central characters denote: “Great Ch’ing (Dynasty) Silver Coin.”
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