"Guangxu Yuanbao" is one of the earliest mechanism coins in China. It is one of the top ten famous mechanism coins in modern China. It is commonly known as "Longyang" and gets its name because there is a dragon pattern on the back of the coin. It has important practical significance and historical significance, and coupled with the late Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China war repeatedly and other factors, some of the more precious guangxu yuanbao silver yuan varieties have been scarce, high collection value. Many collectors are very keen on it, competing with each other to get their starting prices. The development course of Beiyang silver dollar reflects the advance and retreat of China's monetary policy in the late Qing Dynasty, and each interruption also records a historical bump.
Guangxu Yuanbao was one of the currencies in circulation during the Guangxu reign of the Qing Dynasty. Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei Province, Guangdong Province and Guangdong Province, took the lead in introducing the British coinage machine to cast silver and copper coins, and later the provinces followed suit. A total of 19 provincial bureaus cast, in addition to the central Ministry of Housing, local provinces cast copper dollars, are engraved on the front edge of the province name.
Coin collections are generally divided into three categories: paper money, gold and silver commemorative coins and ancient coins, among which silver dollars have always been a hot topic. Because the silver dollar material precious, high artistic value. Beiyang Machinery Bureau first cast silver dollars in the fifteenth year of Guangxu, face value is only "one yuan" a kind of, is the Tianjin official made like silver coins, not in circulation, until the twenty-second year of Guangxu, began to cast silver coins in circulation. "Made by Beiyang Machine Bureau in the twenty-second year of Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty", the face value has five kinds: "one yuan", "five points", "two points", "one point" and "half point". It is a Chinese set of silver coins in yuan. In July 1903, the silver coin was put forward by the Mint General Factory, and the Nanyang (Jiangnan), Beiyang, Guangdong and Hubei Bureau were retained as branches. The silver coins are made of precious metals or silver alloys with high artistic value and precious material. They are exquisitely made, have exquisite patterns, delicate characters, rich contents and brilliant silver light. They are beautiful in appearance.
This Beiyang Guangxu Yuanbao is a 34 - year edition. The four words "Guangxu Yuanbao" in Chinese are engraved in the central bead circle on the front of the silver coin. The upper end of the bead circle is engraved in Chinese "Beiyang Made", and the lower end is engraved with the value of "Kuping seven cents", with a dot at both left and right ends. In the center of the back of the silver coin, the upper ring is engraved in English "Guangxu 34 years", the lower ring is engraved in English "Beiyang", and a dot is engraved on the lower side of the left and right ends slightly. This Beiyang made light xu ingot well preserved, natural wrap pulp, exquisite workmanship, quality. The words are convex, the strokes are round and deep, the regular script calligraphy is very dignified, the structure of the frame is balanced and stretched. Flat dragon pattern, the eyes are bright and vivid, the dragon scales are arranged finely and the pearl grain is not nihilistic and sticky, the dragon claws are made public, and the spirit is strong. Edge tooth standard, ring tooth raised, clear grain, chapter level off, smooth as a board.
The appearance of the collection is exquisite and its aesthetic personality is unique. The front side of the coins rarely shows the integration of Chinese and Manchu cultures, while the back of the coins clearly indicates the intervention of Western culture. Its wrap pulp into the bone, ripe old natural, deep typing mouth understand, circulation traces are significant, edge teeth clearance, dragon scales clear, has a very high investment value and preservation value. It is an innovative cultural relic of high value, which is influenced by the history of the past and has profound meaning of memorializing the history of the past. At the same time is still archaeology and research before the history of China's cultural valuable things. Guangxu Yuanbao is a special kind of silver in the Guangxu reign of the Qing Dynasty. It has the characteristics of Qian and Yin in the Qing Dynasty. Because the situation was unstable at that time, there were special Qian and Yin forges in almost every province of the country. We shall find, therefore, on coinage of that period marked by the province's mint.
The upper end of the positive bead ring of the silver coin is engraved with four words "made in Guangdong Province", and the lower end is engraved with five words "Kuping weight one or two". There is a bat pattern on the left and right sides of each engrave, and the four words "Guangxu Yuanbao" are cast in the bead ring. On the back of the silver coin, the bead circle is cast with a double dragon play bead pattern, and the bead circle is cast with a round word "longevity". The design of the silver coin is very distinctive, and the two bats cast on both sides of the front symbolize good luck. Because the word "bat" of the bat and the word "fu" are homophonic, the cast bat pattern on the coin surface is intended to take the word "bat" and "fu" homophonic, corresponding to the word "shou" on the back, which means "both happiness and longevity". Because of the two types of longevity word Shuanglong silver coin, Guangdong province made Guangxu Yuanbao shou word Shuanglong library weight one or two silver coins are not easy to circulation, so the casting amount is extremely rare
At present, in modern coins in our country, there is a famous silver coin, it is listed as China's modern mechanism coins ten treasures, also by people for thousands of years to look for and mining, this is the Guangdong province to build Ssanglong life word currency. It attracted the recognition of many tasting experts present with its unique appearance. From the appearance of the coin to the details of the description, this Ssanglong longevity coin made in Guangdong Province shows its extraordinary characteristics and becomes the leader of the Qing silver coin.
Because Guangdong province at that time minted this coin for the purpose of dedication to the Qing court to wish the Empress Dowager Cixi longevity, so the amount of casting is small, most of the money was dedicated to the Qing court or donated to the dignitaries at that time, rarely seen in folk circulation
In recent years, as the heat of collection investment continues to heat up, coins are increasingly popular, and the price goes up all the way. In particular, treasure coins are extremely active in the collection trading market and have achieved a very beautiful transaction record. The coin material is precious, the artistic value is high, the production is exquisite, the pattern is elegant, the text is beautiful, the content is rich, its appearance is lovely, and it also has a high value preservation and appreciation function. With the increasing heat of collection and investment, ancient coins are extremely popular in the collection market. Chinese ancient coins are likely to become a "dark horse" in the field of collection and investment in the future.