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Coin - 20 Cents, Kwangtung, China, Chinese Republic, 1912 (Year 1) Numismatics Reg. No: NU 24407

20 Cents, Issued by Kwangtung Province, China, Year 1 (1912)
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. In 1906 the Canton mint it was made one of four branch mints of the central mint at Tientsin, which had opened in 1905. This was a period of growing political unrest in China which culminated with the establishment of the Republic of China in 1912. The Canton mint remained a major producer of coins for China until it was closed in 1931.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.35 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: Year 1 Chinese Republic
Denomination: 20 Cents
Obverse Description: At centre, within circle of beads, Chinese legend; around, Chinese legend
Reverse Description: At centre, within circle of beads, 20; around above, KWANG-TUNG PROVINCE; around below, TWENTY CENTS
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Kwangtung, China, 1912
Mint: Canton (Mint), China, 1912
References: Y#423
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 427 Pages

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