China Imperial Coinage (1) - 1904 Fengtien/Fungtien Province 20 Cents
Today's post is about a semi-scarce Imperial Provincial Coinage struck in the now defunct, Fengtien(Fungtien) Mint.
Quick Overview:Country: China
Date: 1904 (Undated)
Catalog: Krause: Y91
*Mine is the more common 8 row scales variety.*
*There is a significantly rarer 5 row scales variety, which also has a larger die size. Value is 10 to 15 fold. Here is the Krause Number: Y# 85.1*
The Fungtien Mint was located in the Northeastern Provinces that now consist of Liaoning, Heilongjiang, and Jillin Province. Eventually, by the end of the Guang Xu reign in 1908, the Fungtien Mint was replaced with the Manchurian Provinces Mint. The Fungtien Mint is famous for its rare early silver coin series, that consisted of the 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar, bearing its original legnd, "Tengtien". Moreover, their taels and dollars fetch record prices at modern Heritage, Stacks and Bowers auctions, and other auctions in Hong Kong.