Old Chinese Coins

  • 1910 Xuantong Imperial Silver Dollar (Kann 219)

    By on July 6, 2015

    The Last Emperor The 1910 Xuantong Imperial Silver Dollar (Kann 219) was struck in the second year of the...

  • Hsu Shih-chang (1921) Silver Dollar

    By on June 12, 2015

    Xu Shichang, also known as Hsu Shih-chang, held the office of president of the Republic of China between October...

  • 1928 Auto Dollar

    By on March 31, 2015

    1928 (Year 17) Auto Dollar L&M-609; K-757; Y-428 The Legend Guizhou Province in southern China is a rocky, mountainous...

  • 1923 Dragon and Phoenix Dollar

    By on March 26, 2015

    1923 Dragon and Phoenix Dollar Creating a National Emblem With the collapse and ousting of the Qing dynasty in...

  • Silver Junk Dollars 1932-1934

    By on March 19, 2015

    Historical Background 1929 was the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Republic of China, with...

  • Introduction to the Guangxu Tael

    By on March 6, 2015

    The Tael as a Unit of Measurement in China Before the standardisation of the tael to 50 g by...

  • The Tsao Kun Commemorative Dollar

    By on February 22, 2015

    Historical Background Cao Kun (1862-1938), or Tsao Kun, was President of the Republic of China between 10th October 1923...

  • The Top 10 Auctions of January 2015

    By on February 6, 2015

    The top ten list of proof coins attracting the highest prices at auction in January has been published by...

  • Auction: Y#322.1 1918 Yuan Shikai Dollar

    By on January 26, 2015

    Currently up for auction is the Y#322.1 1918 Yuan Shikai silver dollar. This silver dollar of .900 purity, typically...

  • The Coin that Marked the End of an Era: 1911 Silver Dragon Dollar

    By on November 19, 2014

    The 1911 silver dragon dollar is perhaps one of the most popular of all the silver dragon dollars among...