Hupeh No Date (1895-07) 20 cents Y-125.1

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photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

Hupeh Province is located in east-central China. The mint was active from the early Manchu dynasty, and adapted for modern coin mintage in 1895.

The specimen shown was lot 21267 in Stack's Bowers April 2012 Hong Kong Auction (Sale #165), where it sold for $418. The catalog description[1] noted, “Lot #21267. CHINA. Hupeh. 1 Mace 4.4 Candareens (20 Cents), ND (ca. 1895-1907). NGC MS-63. 湖北省造光緒元寶一錢四分四厘銀幣。.”

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.30g, 0.8200 fine silver, 0.1397 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: L&M-184; K-42; Y-125.1; Hsu-196.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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