coin

Round, copper coin of 20 cash with a pierced hole at bottom, minted by the Board of Revenue of the Guangxu reign period (1875-1908) of the Qing dynasty in 1906. On the obverse are four Chinese characters "Guangxu yuanbao" meaning 'Guangxu coin' within a beaded circle. On the upper half of the outer circle are Manchu inscriptions flanked by two Chinese characters "hu bu" (Board of Revenue), and at the bottom in Chinese '20 Cash'. On the reverse is a curved, front-facing dragon with a flaming pearl at centre, surrounded by "hu poo" (Board of Revenue) at the top and "20 cash" at the bottom in English .

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