Guangdong shuanglong shou word of one or two silver COINS, because of a large number of civilian imitation is famous, in the coin collection circle for its existence quantity is rare and by the people's treasure, and, because of its production is exceptionally exquisite and people's love. In China's modern silver coin, it is a long enjoyed a good reputation, is also listed in the Chinese modern ten precious currency mechanism.
This lucky to collect a fine life character coin. The front of the coin is bounded by a bead ring, which can be divided into two parts: outside the bead ring, the top end is "made in guangdong province" four characters, the bottom is "kuping heavy one or two" five characters, left and right sides each cast a bat pattern; Within the circle of pearls, there are four characters of "guangxu yuan bao" in manchu and Chinese. The reverse side is also bounded by a bead ring: outside the bead ring, there is a double dragon pattern; Inside the bead ring, there is a cast round "life" character. One striking feature of the coin is a bat on each side of the coin. At that time, its image was cast on the silver coin, with auspicious meaning. Because, bat "bat" word and happiness "fu" word pronunciation is the same, and the bat pattern cast on the coin, tie "bat", "fu" homophonic. And, if it and the reverse side of the "longevity" word corresponding, then constitute a "blessing and longevity" meaning.
It is said that the casting of shuanglongshou COINS in guangdong province was related to the empress dowager cixi. We all know that the empress dowager cixi was the most powerful woman in the last years of the qing dynasty. After several emperors such as xianfeng, tongzhi and guangxu, she was in charge of the government from behind the curtain. In her later years, the empress dowager lived a lavish life, not only in food but also in utensils. The double dragon and longevity coin, made in guangdong province, was minted to congratulate the empress dowager cixi on her birthday. Because it is only as a gift to celebrate the birthday, so not in the market circulation, the number is even less surprising.
Uh guano, compiled by the qing dynasty people mentioned in the catalog of Chinese silver dollar Wang Wusheng left a valuable record, record wrote: kang governor ordered for empress dowager 60th birthday celebration manufacturing thirty thousand pieces of money, and is expected to coin as a gift delivery to Beijing, but the results did not deliver, almost all thirty thousand coin melted, leaving only a small amount of more than ten pieces as a sample. It is the only written clue and evidence to date of a coin or two in the shuanglong shou character of guangdong province, and the message is consistent with historical records, as China's defeat in the sino-japanese war of 1894 led to the cancellation of cixi's birthday celebration. Although the record does not record the breed of 30 thousand coinage and pattern of picture grain reference, but we can speculate boldly, this is at present the top class treasure that quan bound admits guangdong double dragon life character 1 or 2 coinage.
This double dragon play bead shou character coin handwriting is correct, the edge ruler is orderly and orderly, the dragon grain relief is exquisite, the package paste is natural, is a rare collection of superb beauty. This collection is recommended by the national scale auction co., LTD., the recommended collector contact the company to understand, participate in the auction times recommended to buy.