Fukien No Date (1901-1905) 10 cash Y-100.1

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Ponterio sale 165, lot 21196
Ponterio sale 165, lot 21196
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

Fukien (Fujian) Province lies on the south east coast of China. The Foochow Mint operated through the Manchu dynasty, and an additional mint was built for struck coinage in 1896. Several other mints have been in operation since that time.

The specimen shown was lot 21196 in Stack's Bowers April 2012 Hong Kong Auction (Sale #165), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Fukien. 10 Cash, ND (1901-05). NGC AU-58 BN. 福建官局造光緒元寶十文。From the Collection of a Prominent Southern California Collector."

Recorded mintage: 417,031,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Y-100.1; CCC-23; Duan-171; Hsu-264.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Kann, Eduard, Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins, Vol. 1 of 3, Bronx, NY: Ishi Press International, 2006.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard,’’The April 2012 Hong Kong Auction, Sale #165’’ Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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