10 Fen - Guangxu Eight characters

Features

Issuer Anhwei Province (Chinese provinces)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 24 (1898)
Calendar Chinese - Guangxu era
Value 10 Fen (0.1)
Composition Silver (.820)
Weight 2.65 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 29711
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Y# 42.1,
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.
Y# 42.2,
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.
Y# 42.3
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 Chinese ideograms.

Lettering:
造省徽安年四十二

ᠪᠠᡩᠠᡵᠠᠩᡤᠠ
寶 ᠶᡠᠸᠠᠨ ᠪᠣᠣ 元
ᡩᠣᡵᠣ

釐二分七平庫

Translation:
Made in Anhwei Province in Year 24
Guangxu (Emperor) / Yuanbao (Original currency)
Guangxu (Emperor) / Yuanbao (Original currency)
Worth 7.2 Candareens (weight)

Reverse

Dragon with pearl at centre surrounded by English legend.

Lettering:
AN-HWEI PROVINCE
7.2 CANDAREENS

Edge

Reeded.

Comments

Some examples have A S T C in the obverse field, in the four corners around the central ideograms.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
24 (1898)  44% Y#42.1: 年四十二 (without rosettes dividing obverse legend)
24 (1898)  56% Y#42.2: 年四十二 (with rosettes dividing obverse legend)
24 (1898)  33% Y#42.3: 年四十二 (with A S T C in field)

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