In the qing dynasty, silver COINS, banknotes and copper COINS were issued in parallel. In the reign of emperor jiaqing, new silver COINS were issued, while in the reign of emperor guangxu, more gold and silver COINS were minted. The westernization movement also affected the coin industry. In 1887, zhang zhidong, governor of guangdong and guangdong province, commissioned British ministers to order a complete set of mint machines in Britain and first cast silver and copper yuan in the guangdong money bureau. Later, the provinces followed suit and bought foreign machinery to cast silver and copper dollars. Many mint machines, including the guangdong money bureau, are ordered from the famous London Birmingham mint co., LTD. The intervention of great British industry made silver COINS tinged with western colors.
In the 23rd year of the reign of emperor guangxu (1897), jilin machinery bureau began to cast the silver yuan of "guangxu yuan treasure made in jilin province". Starting from the 25th year of the reign of emperor guangxu, the currency of jilin silver yuan was added to the jiazi calendar year, and there were successively jihai, gengzi, xinchou, renyin, guimo, jiachen, ysi, cwu, dingwei and wexin. The central pattern has the evergreen, the taiji figure and so on a variety of edition, guangxu 34 years, and appeared two new edition, one is the central manchu "da qing", the other is a positive central Arabic numerals.
This Guangxu Yuanbao Kuping San Qian silver coin made in Jilin Province has a uniform thickness and obvious traces handed down from ancient times. Money noodles: the Chinese characters "Guangxu Yuanbao" and the central yin and yang diagram in the Pearl Circle, with the ring "Made in Jilin Province" on the outside and the ring "Six Points in Kuping and San Qian" on the bottom.
Money back: center for flat dragon diagram, up and down in English, left and right a manchu. No matter the text and decoration, are very precise, convex and concave bright, the text strokes and decorative lines of the round roll, showing the die stamping effort to play deep, resulting in its phase of exquisite, extremely high level of technology.
Guangxu Yuanbao is a major category of silver coin collection, which has always attracted the attention of many collectors. This Kuping San Qian Liufen of Guangxu Yuanbao in Jilin Province has a unique charm, which deserves collectors' deep appreciation.
Guangxu yuan bao is the first currency of large denomination in the guangxu period of the qing dynasty. Guangxu yuanbao, issued in 1887, ended in 1912, a short 25 years, but witnessed the end of China's 2000 years of feudal system. It was the first mechanism to be used in China.
Although the front of the coin still shows the fusion of manchu and han cultures, the back shows the intervention of western civilization. Although the coin is small, but also very realistic reflection of the social, cultural, political and pattern.