Round, copper coin of 10 cash, minted in the 'bingwu' year (1906) of the Guangxu reign period (1875-1908) of the Qing dynasty. On the obverse, a Chinese character '"e" (an ancient name for Hubei province) inscribed at the centre, surrounded by four Chinese characters meaning 'the Great Qing copper coin' within a beaded circle. On the upper half of the outer circle a Manchu inscriptions flanked by two Chinese characters "bingwu" denoting the year of production (1906). On either end of the middle, from right to left, two Chinese characters "hu bu" (Board of Revenue), and at the bottom a Chinese inscription meaning '10 Cash'. On the reverse is a curved, front-facing dragon amid cloud scrolls within a beaded circle, surrounded by an outer circle with a Chinese inscription "Guangxu nian zao" (made in the Guangxu reign period) above, and in English "Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo copper coin" (The Great Qing Empire's copper coin) below.

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