Guangxu Yuanbao Kuping Qiqian two Fen silver coin was made by Beiyang Yinyuan Bureau (formerly known as Beiyang Machinery Bureau) in 1908. On the obverse side of the coin, the inside of the bead circle is engraved with the Chinese character "Guangxu Yuanbao". On the outside of the bead circle, the upper end is engraved with the Chinese character "made in Beiyang", the lower end is engraved with the Chinese character "Kuping Qiqian Dichen", and the left and right ends are each engraved with a dot. On the back of the coin, there is a picture of a flat dragon in the center, a circle in the upper ring and a circle in the lower side. Guangxu Yuanbao was one of the currency in circulation during the reign of Guangxu in Qing Dynasty. There are 19 provincial Bureau casting, except the Central Department of household, local province casting copper yuan. It is one of the first circulation currencies to introduce overseas technology, which also has a certain historical significance for today.
"Guangxu Yuanbao" is one of the earliest machine-made coins in China. It is one of the ten famous products in modern Chinese machine-made coins. It is commonly known as "Longyang". It is named after the dragon pattern on the back of the coin. It is of great practical and historical significance. In addition to the wars in the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China, some precious silver coins of Guangxu Yuanbao are rare and valuable. The development of Beiyang silver reflects the advance and retreat of China's monetary policy in the late Qing Dynasty, and each time it is broken, it also records a historical turbulence. Understanding the history of coinage and the change process of mints can not only understand the historical value of silver coins, but also improve the cognition of the types, fineness, dragon pattern characteristics and tooth edge characteristics of silver coins in different periods.
This Beiyang made Guangxu Yuanbao is a 34 year old version. On the obverse side of the coin, the four characters "Guangxu Yuanbao" are engraved inside the bead circle in Chinese. On the outside of the bead circle, the upper end of the coin is engraved with "made in Beiyang" in Chinese, the lower end is engraved with "Kuping Qiqian Dichen", and a dot is engraved on the left and right ends. On the back of the coin, there is a picture of a flat dragon in the center, the upper ring is engraved with "the 34th year of Guangxu" in English, and the lower ring is engraved with "Beiyang", with a dot on the left and right ends and a dot on the lower side. This Beiyang made Guangxu Yuanbao is well preserved, with natural pulp, exquisite workmanship and excellent quality. The characters are bulging, the strokes are round and deep, the regular script calligraphy is very dignified, and the frame structure is balanced and extended. The pattern of flat dragon has a vivid and vivid look, the Dragon scales are arranged in a fine and dense way, and the pearl grain is not empty and sticky, the Dragon claws are open and powerful. Standard side teeth, protruding ring teeth, clear particles, flat and smooth floor seal, 3.94cm in diameter and 26.5G in weight，On the front of the coin, the blending of Manchu and Han culture is rarely seen, but on the back of the coin, the intervention of western culture is clearly indicated. It has a high investment value and preservation value. It has the characteristics of deep typing, clear circulation trace, clear side teeth and clear dragon scales.