2022 China 1 oz Silver Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollar (High Relief)

2022 China 1 oz Silver Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollar (High Relief)

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A classic is reborn! These APMEXclusive® coins are patterned after the original 1911 Chinese Silver Hsüan-t'ung, known as "long-whiskered dragon." This 1 oz High Relief restrike comes with a very limited mintage of 888 coins worldwide.

Coin Highlights:
  • Mintage of only 888 coins worldwide.
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Individual coins come in a capsule.
  • 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 meaning "Silver coin of the great Qing Dynasty."
  • For the first time ever, a Chinese mint laser etched the year, weight and purity on the rim of the coin.
  • Minted in Shanghai.

Protect your Silver Dragon Dollar in storage from the adverse effects of moisture in the air by adding these silica gel packets to your order.

Don't miss out on the first High Relief Dragon Dollar restrike. Add the 2021 China 1 oz Silver Dragon Restrike to your cart today!

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, and was featured on the reverse of Chinese issues. It was originally inspired by the Silver Spanish dollar, which had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East following its introduction into the region in the 16th century. 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.

Chinese Origin
Coins that were produced in China of this type are known Kwangtung dollars from the old Romanization of the name of the mint where they were first produced. 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 and 0.900 fineness, modeled after the Dragon Dollars.

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