Exonumia from Kiau Chau

Kiauchau or Tsingtao was a German colony on the East coast of China, founded in 1898 after a treaty between the Qing Dynasty and the German Empire. It remained largely underdeveloped throughout its history, and coins were issued only in 1909. In 1914 the colony was seized by a Japanese force upon the outbreak of the Great War in Europe, and at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 the settlement was turned over to Japan, who was later forced to return it to China in 1922. The area has remained Chinese ever since, but contains some German influence, such as a famous brewery.
Wikidata: Q489170

See also: Empire of China

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Transit tokens

10 Pfennig (P. H.)

Automatic tokens › Transit token
Nickel plated brass
Men05# 4287.1.2

Leper colony tokens

20 Pfennig (Tsingtau Leper Colony)
(1897-1914)

Confinement tokens › Leper colony token
Brass • 3.54 g • ⌀ 23 mm

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