Anhwei 1898 (year 24) 10 cents Y-42.2

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Anwhei was made a separate province in China in the 17th century. It consists primarily of agricultural land. The Anwhei mint began production in 1897, closed in 1899, and reopened again in 1902. Production was entirely of copper cash coins after 1902.

The specimen shown was lot 21012 in the Stack's Bowers April 2012 Hong Kong Auction (Sale #165), where it sold for $478. The catalog description[1] noted, "CHINA. Anhwei. 7.2 Candareens (10 Cents), Year 24 (1898). PCGS XF-45 Secure Holder. Toned."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.65 g, 0.820 fine silver, 0.0699 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: L&M-206; K-62; Y-42.2; Hsu-187.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Kann, Eduard. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins, Vol. 1 of 3. Bronx, NY: Ishi Press International, 2006.
  • Lin Gwo Ming, Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins: Ching and Republican Issues, Seventh Edition, Hong Kong: Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co., Ltd., 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The April 2012 Hong Kong Auction, Sale #165, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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