1 Yuan - Guangxu

Features

Country Empire of China
Emperor Qing dynasty › Guangxu (1875-1908)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1908
Value 1 Yuan (1)
Currency Yuan (1903-1912)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.90 g
Diameter 39 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 17674
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Kann# 216,
Eduard Kann; 2006. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins / Volume 1. Chinese Coins up to 1911. Ishi Press International, Bronx, New York, United States.
And 2 more volumes.
L&M# 11,
Lin Gwo Ming, Ma Tak Wo; 2008. Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins (7th edition). Tak Wo Numismatic, Hong Kong.
Y# 14
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Four Chinese ideograms read top to bottom, right left with Manchu characters in the centre, all surrounded by more ideograms.

Lettering:
廠總幣造

ᠪᠠᡩᠠᡵᠠᠩᡤᠠ
寶 ᠶᡠᠸᠠᠨ ᠪᠣᠣ 元
ᡩᠣᡵᠣ

分二錢七平庫

Translation:
Factory made currency
Guangxu (Emperor) / Yuanbao (Original currency)
Guangxu (Emperor) / Yuanbao (Original currency)
Worth 7 Mace 2 Candareens (weight)

Reverse

Dragon with pearl at centre with Chinese ideograms above and English legend below.

Lettering:
造年繽光
TAI-CHING-TI-KUO SILVER COIN.

Translation:
Made in the reign of Guangxu (Emperor)
Silver coin of the Great Qing Empire

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ND (1908) 

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