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Today, the original coins are considered highly collectible, very scarce and command a very high premium. You can shop our entire collection of Dragon Dollar Restrikes which can be found here.
- Contains 32.15 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Mintage of only 100 coins worldwide.
- Individual coins comes housed in a box along with a certificate of authenticity.
- 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.
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Silver Dragon coins, also known as Dragon dollars, were Silver coins issued by China, Japan and later Korea for general circulation. A serpentine dragon was featured on the obverse of the Japanese and Korean issues while on the dragon was featured on the reverse of Chinese issues. 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. Specifications of these coins had a weight of 27.22 grams and a fineness of .900; the coin thus contained 24.5 g (0.7876 troy oz) of Silver.
Coins that were produced in China of this type are known Kwangtung dollars from the old Romanization of the name of the mint that they were first produced in, more popularly they are known in Chinese as, "Dragon Silver" or "Dragon Money," capable of being read as both Silver and/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.
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