CountryKiangnan Province (Jiangnan province (Kiangnan))
(Chinese provinces)TypeStandard circulation coinYears1898-1904Value1 Dollar (1)CurrencyDollarCompositionSilver (.900)Weight26.86 gDiameter39 mmShapeRoundOrientationMedal alignment ↑↑DemonetizedYesReferencesY# 145a
At the center:
- from top to bottom: 光緒 - Guangxu (name of the emperor).
- from right to left: 寶元 - Yuanbao (precious currency).
- from top to bottom: ᠪᠠᡩᠠᡵᠠᠩᡤᠠ ᡩᠣᡵᠣ - Badarangga Doro (name of the emperor in Manchu script).
- from left to right: ᠶᡠᠸᠠᠨ ᠪᠣᠣ - Yuwan Boo (Yuanbao in Manchu script).
In outer ring:
- at top: 造省南江 - Made in Jiangnan province (Kiang nan).
- flanking top inscription: 辰甲 - Yang Wood Dragon (indicates the year according to the sexagenary cycle).
- at bottom: 分二錢七平库 - Kuping 7 Mace 2 Candareens (indicates the weight of the coin).
- sometimes at upper left: initials HAH - H. A. Holmes (assayer and superintendent).
- sometimes at upper right: initials CH or a rosette.
辰 HAH 造省南江 CH 甲
寶 ᠶᡠᠸᠠᠨ ᠪᠣᠣ 元
Dragon facing, sometimes encircled.
Above, name of the province.
Below, lettering stating the weight of the coin.
* KIANG NAN PROVINCE *
7 MACE AND 2 CANDAREENS
Kiang Nan Province
7 mace and 2 candareens
The mace is a measurement unit approximately equal to 3.74 grams for precious metals. The candareen is subdivision of this unit valued at 1/10. The weight of the weight is then 7 mace and 2 candareens being 7.2 mace or about 26,9 grams.
Yuwan Boo (ᠶᡠᠸᠠᠨ ᠪᠣᠣ) does not stand here for the mint name of Beijing as the coin was struck in the Jiangnan province, further to the south. It here stands for the Manchu spelling of Yuanbao (元寶), which means "precious currency".
The first two years the portrait used a different dragon, slight difference on the obverse too.