In 1912, the first year of the republic of China, the British made trade silver dollar, commonly known as "stanren, stanyang", "stanyang" silver dollar, is the late qing dynasty, the early republic of China, minted by Britain, in China's wide circulation of one of the foreign currency. After entering our country, "stanyang" silver dollar began to circulate in guangdong and guangxi. Because of its exquisite production and high silver content, it was deeply loved by merchants and people.
As early as in the middle of Ming dynasty, Spain had made "native foreign" silver COINS in Mexico (commonly known as "double column"). Until the reign of qianlong and jiaqing in the qing dynasty, China's foreign trade became increasingly prosperous, and the types of silver COINS flowing into China from abroad also increased day by day. By the end of the qing dynasty, in addition to the "double column", there are Mexico "yingyang", the British "standing Yang", Indochina "sitting Yang", Japan "longyang" and Germany William I commemorative silver COINS, among which the British "standing Yang" is famous for its excellent production and beautiful design.
On the front was a warrior with a halberd and shield, and at the top was a DOLLAR. Below the samurai is cast jinian. On the back is the shou character pattern, on the top and bottom is the Chinese character "wu yuan", and on the left and right is the Malay word "wu yuan", which is a historical carrier, recording the Chinese people's history of political oppression and economic exploitation.
"Standing man" on the British goddess, also known as britannia, also translated as britannia, this is the Roman empire on the British island of the Latin name, after the establishment of britannia province, and derived from the protection of the British island of the goddess name. She wore an ancient Roman helmet and tunic, but carried the trident of Poseidon, the god of the sea. She usually stood on the sea, beside a Greek wooden shield with the British union jack painted on it.
"Standing people" silver dollar has been manufactured in London, England, mumbai, India, kolkata and other three countries, which integrates English, Chinese, Malay and other languages, which is very rare in the history of world coinage. In particular, it is ironic to note the ancient Chinese seal characters above foreign currencies. It not only reflects a distorted history, but also reflects the development and changes of politics, economy, culture and calligraphy in a special period of Britain and its colonies. Therefore, the "standing man" is far more than the cultural value of a country, a silver coin.
The appearance and development of silver coin has a history of more than 600 years. According to historical materials, the silver yuan originated in the 15th century, which was cast in Europe, also known as "foreign money", "lace money" or "ocean", is the main currency in the world. By the 16th century, silver began to flow into our country. After the republic of China, silver dollar was regarded as the main currency in circulation and became one of the most important currency in modern coin collection. Qing dynasty official casting silver yuan began in 1890 and started in guangdong province. After 1893, hubei, jiangsu, fujian and other provinces followed guangdong's example and minted their own silver currency.
The coin, with a diameter of 3.9cm and a thickness of 0.3cm, is made in guangdong province. The front of this coin is bounded by the bead circle, which can be divided into two parts: inside and outside the bead circle, the upper end is the word "made in guangdong province", the lower part is the word "kuping seven COINS and two COINS", the left and right sides are each cast a bat pattern, inside the bead circle, cast with the word "manman" and "guangxu yuanbao" in Chinese. The back is also a circle of beads outside the circle, cast with double dragon pattern; Inside the bead circle, cast a circle "longevity" word. Because of its beautiful production, rare version of the existence of a small number of silver COINS in the auction market by the close attention of the Tibetan friends.
Guangdong province to build guangxu wing ssangyong life of word currency can be said to be famous, no one do not know, and this money due to the exquisite design and exquisite casting, design of "longevity" and praised patterns, therefore calls the guangdong "longevity coin" or "double Long Bi", its rarity and mysterious origin has been valued by CangJie, known as "silver" in the legend. The design features a pair of bat patterns cast on both sides of the front. Due to the homophone of "bat" and "fu", the design of bat is intended to take the homophone of "bat" and "fu" on the currency, corresponding to the "longevity" on the back, which means "both blessing and longevity".
At present, in China's modern COINS, there is a long reputation of the silver coin, it is listed as China's modern mechanism currency ten treasures, also by people for thousands of years to find and dig, this is the guangdong province made shuanglongshou coin. From the appearance of the currency to the details of the description, this guangdong province shuanglongshou coin has shown its extraordinary characteristics and became the outstanding qing dynasty silver.