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Today, the original coins are considered highly collectible, very scarce and command a very high premium.
- Ultra-low mintage of only 100 coins.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Gold.
- Individual coins come sealed in a capsule.
- Fourth release in an 8-coin series featuring China's most valuable vintage coins.
- Obverse: Depicts a distinct, new-style dragon with extremely long whiskers and the denomination "ONE DOLLAR" below in small English characters.
- Reverse: Four Manchu characters above central circle, with floral designs at sides and date (3rd year of Hsuen Tung) below, in the center are four Hanzi characters saying "Silver Coin of the great Qing Dynasty".
- Minted in Shanghai.
This Gold PU (Premium Uncirculated) Restrike is loved around the world for its 1 oz metal content and classic design. Add the 2020 China 1 oz Gold Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollar Restrike coin to your cart today!
These Dragon coins, also sometimes known as Dragon dollars, were originally Silver coins issued by China, Japan and later Korea for general circulation in their own countries.
A dragon was featured on the obverse of the Japanese and Korean issues while on the dragon was featured on the reverse of Chinese issues. These dragon dollars were all originally inspired by the Silver Spanish dollar which following its introduction into the region in the 16th Century had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East, this specification being a weight of 27.22 grams and a fineness of .900; the coin thus contained 24.5 g (0.7876 troy oz) of Silver.
Chinese coins of this type are known Kwangtung dollars from the old Romanization of the name of the mint that they were first produced in China, more popularly they are known in Chinese as, "Dragon Silver" or "Dragon Money", capable of being read as both Silver or money.
Little known fact; The first Chinese Silver Panda coins were of the traditional specification of 27grams in weight, 0.900 fineness, which were modeled after the Dragon Dollars.
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