coin

Round copper coin of ten cash, minted in Hubei province. On the obverse, there is an eight-petalled flower at the centre, surrounded by four Chinese characters 'Guangxu yuanbao' meaning 'Guangxu coin' within a beaded circle. On upper half of the outer circle is the Chinese inscription 'Hubei sheng zao' meaning 'made in Hubei province'. There are Manchu inscriptions in the middle and at the bottom in Chinese an inscription meaning '10 Cash'. On the reverse is a curved, front-facing dragon with a flaming pearl at the centre, surrounded by the English words 'Hu-Peh Province' above and 'Ten Cash' below.

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