Coin - 20 Cents, Kwangtung, China, 1890-1908 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 24404

20 Cents, Issued by Kwangtung, China, 1890-1908
Minted by Canton
Statement Of Significance:
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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.30 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: China - Kwangtung
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: milled coins
DateEra: 1890-1908 AD
Denomination: 20 Cents
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: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Kwangtung, China, 1890-1908
Mint: Canton (Mint), China, 1890-1908
References: Y#201
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 426 Pages

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