Guangxu Yuanbao was one of the currencies in circulation during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty. Zhang Zhidong, Governor of Hubei Province and Guangdong Province, was the first to introduce British minting machines to make silver and copper coins. After that, all provinces followed suit, with a total of 19 provincial bureaus casting silver and copper coins. Guangxu Yuanbao was the first currency with large face value in circulation in the Guangxu period of Qing Dynasty. It was also the first currency issued and circulated in our country to introduce overseas technology. It also has certain historical significance for today.
Coins are warm and moist in color, old and natural in age, appropriate in depth and exquisite in casting. They are precious treasures with both collection value and investment value. The silver coins are all written with style, strong strokes, straight and upright, and can be easily collected and collected. The extremely exquisite Guangxu silver ingot was the largest currency with large face value in circulation in Guangxu of Qing Dynasty and has certain historical significance for today. Among the gold ingots in Guangxu period, the one with the highest value is the Shuanglong Shouzi coin made in Guangdong province.
This silver coin has four characters engraved on the top outside the bead ring on the front, and five characters engraved on the bottom, namely, the value of ''Kuping Qiqian 2''. There is a bat pattern engraved on the left and right sides, and four characters ''Guangxu Yuanbao'' engraved on the bead ring. On the back of the silver coin, outside the bead ring, a double dragon play bead pattern is cast, and inside the bead ring, a round ''shou'' character is cast. The design of silver coin is very characteristic. The pair of bat patterns cast on both sides of the front symbolize good luck. Because bat's word ''bat'' is homophonic with the word ''fu'', the bat pattern cast on the coin surface is intended to take the homophonic meaning of ''bat'' and ''fu'', which corresponds to the word ''shou'' on the back, implying ''both good and bad luck and longevity''. The Shuanglong Shouzi silver coin made in Guangdong Province is exquisite in making. The regular script and calligraphy are extremely dignified and elegant. The structure of the frame is balanced and stretched. It is second to none in Long Yang. It is a rare silver coin treasure known to all. Its collection value and appreciation space are very high.