[Guangzhou Dehong] In the middle and late Qing Dynasty, with the development of international trade, Western silver coins began to flow into China in large quantities. In the market, even the phenomenon of buying Chinese silver with foreign silver coins appeared, causing a large outflow of Chinese silver, in order to curb this phenomenon. The Qing government began to cast its own silver coins, and Guangxu Yuanbao came into being. For coin collectors, Guangxu Yuanbao is a famous product in China’s modern mechanism silver coin, which contains profound historical and cultural values and has a high value of collecting investment.
近日，广州德鸿公司有幸征集到张女士一枚北洋造光绪元宝，直径3.92cm，厚0.21cm，重26.61g，属于近代机制银币，正反面纹饰清晰，银光闪烁，包浆醇厚，价值不凡。钱币正面珠圈内直读“光绪元宝”字样，币心为满文字样，左右两端各镌一个圆点；珠圈外上环“北洋造”，下环“库平七钱二分”，字体挺拔俊秀，笔画圆润饱满，颇显端庄典雅，有着相当不错的艺术观赏价值！钱币背面正中为龙纹图案，龙纹周围伴有龙珠、云纹，上环镌英文“34th YEAR OF KUANG HSU”（汉译为光绪34年），下方为“PEI YANG”（汉译为北洋），左右两端稍下侧各镌一个圆点。由此可见，此币乃光绪34年北洋造光绪元宝库平七钱二分银币。整币制作精细，完美呈现出实用与工艺相结合的艺术风范，是难得的收藏珍品。
Recently, Guangzhou Dehong Company has been fortunate to collect a piece of Beiyang made Guangxu yuanbao, which is 3.92cm in diameter, 0.21cm in thickness and 26.61g in weight. It belongs to the modern mechanism silver coin. The front and back patterns are clear, the silver is flashing, the patina is mellow, and the value is extraordinary. . The coin is directly read in the front bead circle, the words “Guangxu Yuanbao” are read, the heart of the coin is full of characters, and the left and right ends are each a dot; the bead ring is on the outer ring “Beiyang made”, the lower ring “Kuping seven money two points”, font Tall and handsome, the strokes are round and full, quite elegant and elegant, with quite good artistic value! The back of the coin is in the middle of the dragon pattern, and the dragon pattern is surrounded by dragon beads and moiré. The upper ring is in English “34th YEAR OF KUANG HSU” (Chinese translation is Guangxu 34 years), and the bottom is “PEI YANG” (Chinese translation is Beiyang). , the left and right ends are slightly lower than the other side of a dot. It can be seen that this coin is the 34th year of Guangxu’s Guangyang Yuanbao. The fine currency is finely crafted, and it perfectly presents the artistic style combining practicality and craftsmanship. It is a rare collection of treasures.
The development of Beiyang’s Guangxu Yuanbao reflects the progress of China’s monetary policy in the late Qing Dynasty, and it burns a historical bump. In the late Qing Dynasty, there was a dispute between the silver dollar units in the ruling and the opposition, and the currency system was not unified. The Beiyang Machinery Bureau changed its name to the Beiyang Tobacco Bureau. After the silver coins were separated from the “two units” earlier, it was cast in the 25th year of Guangxu, and the “Guangxu Yuanbao” with a denomination of the face value was cast. The side Arabic numerals indicate that the coin is the X-ray version of Guangxu, and there are several kinds of 25, 26, 29, 33, 34, etc., which are distributed throughout the country. Beiyang made 34 years of Guangxu Yuanbao Kuping seven money two points of small circulation, the market is scarce, is a rare currency, in recent years, the collection of coins market is hot, so this coin has a very high collection and investment value!
In recent years, with the improvement of people’s living standards, art collections have increasingly entered people’s sights. Because of its rich historical value and artistic value, the ancient coins are a physical evidence of the economic situation, political situation and cultural atmosphere of the historical period. They are precious historical materials and have won the favor of many collectors. As the art market continues to heat up, the price of ancient coins has been popular. China’s modern mechanism silver coin has always been a popular choice in the coin market. The collection market of Guangxu Yuanbao is very hot, and the collection value is difficult to estimate. It has become the focus of many buyers.
There are many editions of Guangxu ingots, and the Guangxu ingots of different editions have unique charms, which are worthy of collectors. The design of this Beiyang-made Guangxu Yuanbao is unique, the layout is elegant, the style is elegant and elegant, the appearance is quite perfect, the lines are smooth and delicate, the carving technique is exquisite, the style is handsome and regular, the dragon is rolling, the patina is natural and round, and the relief is strong. The best products in the collection of silver coins condense the value of high collection investment. If you are interested in collecting this Beiyang-made Guangxu ingot from Ms. Zhang, please contact Guangzhou Dehong Company for more details.