As one of the four ancient civilizations in the world, China is the only country with the longest and uninterrupted history in the world. Thousands of years of inheritance, intelligent and hard-working ancestors created exquisite and practical ancient coins, containing rich and extraordinary historical value and artistic appreciation value. It is reported that after the development and expansion of China's art market in 2005, as a collection category, ancient coins have expanded rapidly, forming a huge collection market in China. The market value of ancient coins is determined by the amount of ancient coins and the cultural connotation and quality of coins.
Collection introduction: in 1988, Guangdong first purchased a complete set of minting machinery from the UK's Sheraton Mint in Birmingham, and hired foreign technicians to open the furnace and cast the money. Guangxu Yuanbao is one of the currency circulating in Guangxu period of Qing Dynasty.
Guangxu Yuanbao was first introduced by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei Province and Guangdong Province, into the United Kingdom to cast silver and copper coins, and then the provinces followed suit. A total of 19 provinces and bureaus cast copper coins. In addition to the central household and local provinces, the names of provinces are engraved on the upper edge of the front.
Guangxu Yuanbao is the first currency with large face value circulating in Guangxu, Qing Dynasty. It is the first batch of currency to be issued and circulated by introducing overseas technology in China. It also has certain historical significance for today. Guangxu Yuanbao belongs to a large series in the history of modern machine coinage in China. The period of its coinage is very long. After more than ten years, the coinage has been changed several times. Even in the same year of its coinage, it is often due to many factors, such as mold repair, coin material, technology, factory management, etc., resulting in a very complex version.
This kind of Guangxu coin is the most exquisite, the most perfect sculptor and the most intense relief type among all the dragon shaped copper coins in China. The mirror surface is flat and smooth, and the patterns are decorated with the same lines (the same lines -- the academic language of modern mechanical drawing, that is, the lines between the plane and the plane, the plane and the surface, and the lines between the surface and the surface). ）It's extremely rare. It's very clear. As a rare currency at that time, it was unparalleled and unparalleled. The surface of the coin was covered with mellow pulp. Even the layman who did not study the copper dollar was fond of it and had a great appreciation.
The most important two points are as follows: first, almost every stroke and ornamentation of the coin have been added with dots, which are so difficult to imitate. Second, there are two clear dragon eyes in the dragon eye on the back, pointing directly at the dragon ball, which is the best dragon relief work. Guangxu Yuanbao (a circle for every hundred pieces), Kaishu Calligraphy is extremely exquisite, atmospheric, and the structure of the shelves is balanced and stretched. It is the first in Guangxu Yuanbao (a circle for every hundred pieces), extremely rare, especially precious. Many coin lovers can't help collecting it.