We have on offer here, a 1920-1931 China Imperial Coinage, Silver Dragon Half-Dollar, Yunnan Province. F+/VF-/Scarce Rare! Heavily circulated historical coin!
Known famously as Dragon silver coinage, and specifically inscribed as, "Guang-Xu Yuan Bao", many are heavily lost, destroyed, and melted down for their bullion, or re-minted into latter silver coinage of other countries and/or China.
Limited mintages from reported or recorded, remaining in the marketplace, and very much loved & highly sought of by collectors throughout the world. This is a scarce rare half-dollar type.
"The Guangxu Emperor (14 August 1871 – 14 November 1908), personal name Zaitian (Manchu: Dzai-Tiyan), was the eleventh emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China. His reign lasted from 1875 to 1908, but in practice he ruled, under Empress Dowager Cixi's influence, only from 1889 to 1898. He initiated the Hundred Days' Reform, but was abruptly stopped when the empress dowager launched a coup in 1898, after which he was put under house arrest until his death. His regnal name, "Guangxu", means "glorious succession"."
"Silver Dragon coins, also sometimes known as Dragon dollars, are silver coins issued by China, Japan and later Korea for general circulation in their own countries. Featuring a dragon on the obverse, all were inspired by the silver Spanish dollarwhich following its introduction into the region in the 16th Century had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East, this specification being a weight of 27.22 grams and a fineness of .900."