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Original issue was minted by the Central Mint in 1910 as the Imperial Silver dollar and more commonly known as the "Water Dragon" for its unique design of the Dragon flying over the sea. Today, the original coins are considered highly collectible, very scarce and command a very high premium!
- Mintage of only 5,000 coins worldwide.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Individual coins come in a capsule.
- Sixth release in an 8 coin series featuring China's most valuable vintage coins.
- Obverse: Depicts a fierce dragon with a fiery pearl in its clutches while flying over the sea along with the denomination "$1" below.
- Reverse: Displays Chinese characters that read "1 Yuan" and "Great Ch'ing (dynasty) Silver Coin" in the center along with two floral images on the outside.
- Minted in Shanghai.
This Silver PU (Premium Uncirculated) restrike is loved around the world for its 1 oz metal content and classic design. Add the 2020 China 1 oz Silver Dragon Restrike to your cart today!
Silver Dragon coins, also sometimes known as Dragon dollars, were 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 27 grams in weight, 0.900 fineness, which were modeled after the Dragon Dollars.
100% of reviewers recommend this product
Posted By:Cave Man
Date:Sep 15, 2020
I listed value (low premium over spot) because the value of all the Dragon Series coins has gone up in value at a insane pace. They are all very attractive coins. A terrific investment, or a very nice present for someone very special to you. They arrive in a heavy plastic sealed pouch, in Mint Perfict condition. If I was a wealthy person I would be getting a mini monster box of each coin. Unfortunately I am not, so I got a couple of each coin. This coin has been out for a few weeks, so the price has doubled from first issued and I’d say this coin is still a good investment. So get one now, they will be gone soon.
- Value (low premium over spot)
- Attractive Design
- Collectible (lower mintage)
- Easy to Sell
- Mint Condition
- Recognized Brand
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