Chinese copper coins were first cast in the twenty-sixth year of Guangxu in Qing Dynasty (1900). Henan copper coin was first cast in Guangxu 30 years ago. That year, Chen Kuilong, the governor of Henan Province, set up a copper bureau in Kaifeng. In the thirty-second year of Guangxu, Kaifeng Copper Dollar Bureau was renamed as the Mint Factory of Du Branch, and in the thirty-third year of Guangxu, the monthly output reached 480,000 pieces. After the Qing Dynasty, the government limited the casting amount and stipulated that Henan should produce 300,000 copper coins every month.
By February of the thirty-fourth year of Guangxu, Henan Mint had made 230 million ten-character copper coins. In the early years of the Republic of China, in order to pay huge military and political expenses, the amount of copper coins minted increased sharply. In the 20th year of the Republic of China (1931), Henan Copper Dollar Bureau was renamed Machine Manufacturing Bureau, and in the autumn of the 22nd year of the Republic of China, due to the cut-off of copper resources, the mint was cancelled.
These two red copper coins are ten-character copper coins made in Guangxu Yuanbao, Henan Province, with Yin-Yang Taiji diagram and Henan copper coin pattern design, which have strong traditional cultural significance and prominent political color.
The inscription "Guangxu Yuanbao" is cast in the front circle of the collection, and the words "Made in Henan Province" are cast on the ring outside the bead circle. The monetary value is cast at the bottom: "When making money, ten characters", and the center is Taiji diagram. On the back of Yuanbao, the inner ring is cast with dragon soaring totem, and the outer ring is cast with English, which is exquisite in appearance and unique in aesthetic style. Although coins are small, we can also get a glimpse of the social culture at that time.
Among them, the copper coin "Guangxu Yuanbao" with Taiji pattern was cast from the 30th year of Guangxu to the first year of Xuantong (1904 ~ 1909). On the front of this copper coin, there are inscriptions such as "Made in Henan Province", "Guangxu Yuanbao" and "Ten Articles when Making Money", among which there are Taiji diagrams. There are "HO-NAN" (Henan), "TEN CASH" (ten texts) on the back, and there are dragon figures in it. Dragon maps are divided into water dragons, dry dragons, eight-star water dragons, and Qing dragons. In the Qing Dynasty, it was very common to use Dragon Map as the main pattern of copper coins, but it was rare to use Taiji Map as the pattern of copper coins with distinctive local characteristics.
The foundry of the collection is exquisite, the quality is good, the copper coins are covered with pulp, the circulation traces are natural, and the teeth are right, which has high investment value and collection value. It has historical influence, is a revolutionary cultural relic with high value, and has far-reaching historical commemorative significance; At the same time, it is also a rare object for archaeology and study of Chinese history and culture.
此件藏品现在展卖于艺品在线商城平台中，据持宝人介绍说，这件古钱币是祖上传下来的。曾让专家老师鉴定过，绝世精品。在本公司得知其有这件罕见珍品，特邀其持这件古钱币参加，现持宝人因资金周转困难原因。忍痛割爱愿将此件古钱币委托本公司代其通过网络媒体进行寻找买家。如对此藏品有兴趣收藏者，可拨打企业联系电话：400 686 3616进行洽谈。
The collection is now on sale in the art online mall platform. According to the treasure holder, this ancient coin was handed down by ancestors. It has been appraised by experts and teachers, and it is a masterpiece. We learned that he had this rare treasure and invited him to take part in it. Now the holder of the treasure has difficulty in capital turnover. We are willing to entrust this ancient coin to our company to find a buyer through network media on its behalf. If you are interested in this collection, you can call the enterprise contact number: 400 686 3616 for discussion.