In the middle of the nineteenth century, with the increase of foreign trade, foreign silver dollars flowed into China. As foreign countries are easy to trade and calculate, they are widely circulated. In the meantime, some foreign businessmen have profited from the purchase of Chinese silver, resulting in a large outflow of Chinese silver and great losses. In addition, the opium trade has increased dramatically, and the outflow of Chinese silver has increased. In the face of this situation, the Qing court decided to follow the trend and cast silver coins. Subsequently, Zhang Zhidong, the Governor of Guangdong and Guangxi, invited the use of machines to manufacture silver yuan. Zhang Zhidong was ordered to transfer to Hubei as the Governor of Huguang, and immediately invited the casting of silver yuan in Wulu. After the Qing government played, the Hubei Silver Yuan Bureau formally established a factory building, purchased equipment from foreign countries, and recruited foreign engineers to cast silver coins. Guangxu Yuanbao was introduced at this time.
This Guangxu Yuanbaojilinshengzaogengzikuping three money six cent coin quality is exquisite, the coin front bead circle cast Chinese "Guangxu Yuanbao" four characters, the middle of the four Chinese characters is "flower basket" pattern, it is commonly known as "flower basket" version, The upper end of the bead circle is engraved with the four-character script "Made in Jilin Province", and the word "Gengzi" is cast on the left and right sides, and the value of the lower ring is "Kuping's three money and six points". The back of the coin was cast with a dragon map. The dragon's head was high. The dragon's head was gathered with God. The dragon's mouth was majestic and powerful. The dragon's claws were strong and powerful. The dragon's scales were thick and hard, and the body curled and rolled the treasure beads in the middle. It was covered with clouds and hidden bodies. Big country style. The upper end is the "KIRIN PROVINCE" in the English Jilin Province, and the lower end is the English currency value, and the left and right sides are the "Baoji" Manchu. This coin is a rare version and a good one. It is extremely rare. It is a treasure of Jilin silver coins. It is one of the rarest varieties of Jilin coins.
Guangxu Yuanbao is a fine collection of modern Chinese coins. The shocking history of the Qing Dynasty was portrayed in this small coin, which is of great historical significance. It is not only a great progress in history, but also makes us who live in modern society able to see the truth of history. This Guangxu Yuanbao, the degree of circulation is not high, is very rare. A small ancient coin, rich in historical elements. Today, there are not many fine ancient coins inherited from the world. The price of ancient coins is judged by the amount of existence, artistic value, and historical value. This Guangxu Yuanbao has great historical value and collection value.