20 Cents, Issued by Kwangtung, China, 1890-1908
Minted by Canton

Obverse Description

At centre, within circle of beads, Chinese and Manchu legends; around, Chinese legend

Reverse Description

At centre, a dragon facing; around above, KWANG-TUNG PROVINCE; around below, 1 MACE AND 4.4 CANDAREENS

Edge Description



The mint at Canton was opened in 1889 with Edward Wyon as superintendent. It was equiped with modern machinery, ie. the coins were struck, not cast. The silver is .800 fine.

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