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Coin - 10 Cash, Kirin, China, 1909 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 24398

10 Cash, Issued by Kirin (Jilin), China, 1909
Minted by Kirin
Statement Of Significance:
The Annual Report of the Royal Mint, London for 1906 records of the Chinese 10-cash coin that, from all Chinese mints, over 10,000 million were in circulation. Earlier strikings were of low copper content though by 1905 a 95% standard was being achieved. The coins were only worth 3 or 4 cash but were forced into circulation at the 10 cash level. The number produced and the fact that they were not recieved in payment of taxes or government revenue saw them heavily discounted in circulation. On 22 August 1905 the Emperor approved a regulation that would establish a central mint at Tientsin (now Tianjin) with four branch mints at Nanking (now Nanjing), Tientsin, Wuchang and Canton (now Guangzhou). Expansion of all other mints was forbidden with an intention to close them when possible. The official banks were to watch money-changers and markets, with any attempt to raise or lower the value of the coins to be reported to the Board of Revenue or Provincial authorities. Reference: Royal Mint Annual Report 1906, pp.26-28
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eric Wodak - Numismatics, 1983
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.26 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: China - Kirin
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: milled coins
DateEra: 1909 AD
Denomination: 10 Cash
Obverse Description: At centre, a raised circle with the Chinese mint character 'Chi' incuse, around within circle of beads four Chinese characters; around, outside circle of beads, 11 characters
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, a dragon, facing; around below, TAI-CHING-TI-KUO COPPER COIN; around above, four Chinese characters
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Kirin, China, 1909
Mint: Kirin (Mint), China, 1909

The new modern mint at Kirin was opened in 1901. It was not favoured as on of the new Branch Mints of 1906 and was destroyed by fire in 1911
References: Y#20
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 423 Pages

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