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NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin XF

NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin XF
NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin XF
NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin XF

NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin XF
NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin XF. NGC graded XF details Cleaned. Authenticity of this coin is guaranteed by NGC. What you see is what you get. Thanks for your looking. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Asia\China\Empire (up to 1948)”. The seller is “hhz_collectibles” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: XF
  • Year: 1927
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
  • Composition: Silver
  • Historical Period: Empire (up to 1948)
  • Denomination: 1 Dollar

NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin XF

NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin Rainbow Toned AU

NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin Rainbow Toned AU
NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin Rainbow Toned AU
NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin Rainbow Toned AU

NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin Rainbow Toned AU
NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin Rainbow Toned AU. NGC graded AU details Cleaned. Authenticity of this coin is guaranteed by NGC. What you see is what you get. Thanks for your looking. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Asia\China\Empire (up to 1948)”. The seller is “hhz_collectibles” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: AU
  • Year: 1927
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
  • Composition: Silver
  • Historical Period: Empire (up to 1948)
  • Denomination: 1 Dollar

NGC China 1927 1 Dollar Sun Yat Sen Memento Large Silver Coin Rainbow Toned AU

1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-465. NGC XF+

1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-465. NGC XF+
1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-465. NGC XF+
1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-465. NGC XF+

1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-465. NGC XF+
1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. Region: Chihi Province Mint Year: 1908 (Year 34). Reference: L&M-465, KM-Y#73.2. Denomination: Silver “Dragon” Dollar Condition. Certified and graded by NGC as XF Details: Reverse Rim Damage!! 27.8gm Diameter: 38mm Material: Silver. Obverse: Flying imperial dragon facing, coiled leftward around fireball and surrounded by stylized clouds Legend: 34th YEAR OF KUANG HSU. Reverse: Chinese characters around mandarin words within pelleted circle. Made in Peyiang treasury weight equal to 7 qian and 2 fen / valuable. The Guangxu Emperor , was the tenth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. His reign lasted from 1875 to 1908, but in practice he ruled, under Empress Dowager Cixi’s influence, only from 1889 to 1898. He initiated the Hundred Days’ Reform, but was abruptly stopped when Cixi launched a coup in 1898, after which he was put under house arrest until his death. His reign name means “The Glorious Succession”. Even after he began formal rule, Cixi continued to influence his decisions and actions, despite residing for a period of time at the Imperial Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) which she had ordered Guangxu’s father, the Prince Chun, to construct, with the official intention not to intervene in politics. After taking power, Guangxu was obviously more reform-minded than the conservative-leaning Cixi. He believed that by learning from constitutional monarchies like Japan, China would become more politically and economically powerful. In June 1898, Guangxu began the Hundred Days’ Reform, aimed at a series of sweeping political, legal, and social changes. For a brief time, after the supposed retirement of Empress Dowager Cixi, Emperor Guangxu issued edicts for a massive number of far-reaching modernizing reforms with the help of more progressive Qing mandarins like Kang Youwei and Liang Qichao. Changes ranged from infrastructure to industry and the civil examination system. Guangxu issued decrees allowing the establishment of a modern university in Beijing, the construction of the Lu-Han railway, and a system of budgets similar to that of the west. The initial goal was to make China a modern, constitutional empire, but still within the traditional framework, as with Japan’s Meiji Restoration. The reforms, however, were not only too sudden for a China still under significant neo-Confucian influence and other elements of traditional culture, but also came into conflict with Cixi, who held real power. Many officials, deemed useless and dismissed by Guangxu, were begging Cixi for help. Although Cixi did nothing to stop the Hundred Days’ Reform from taking place, she knew the only way to secure her power base was to stage a military coup. Guangxu was made aware of such a plan, and asked Kang Youwei and his reformist allies to plan his rescue. They decided to use the help of Yuan Shikai, who had a modernized army, albeit only 6,000. Cixi relied on Ronglu’s army in Tianjin. But Yuan Shikai was beginning to show his skill in politics. The day before the staged coup was supposed to take place, Yuan chose his best political route and revealed all the plans to Ronglu, exposing the Emperor’s plans. This raised Cixi’s trust in Yuan, who thereby became a lifetime enemy of Guangxu. In September 1898, Ronglu’s troops took all positions surrounding the Forbidden City, and surrounded the Emperor when he was about to perform rituals. Guangxu was then taken to Ocean Terrace, a small palace on an island in the middle of a lake linked to the rest of the Forbidden City with only a controlled causeway. Cixi followed with an edict dictating Guangxu’s total disgrace and “not being fit to be Emperor”. Guangxu’s reign had effectively come to an end. For his house arrest, even court eunuchs were chosen to strategically serve the purpose of confining him. There was also a crisis involving Guangxu’s removal and abdication and the installment of a new Emperor. Although Empress Dowager Cixi never forced Emperor Guangxu to abdicate, and his era had in name continued until 1908, Emperor Guangxu lost all honours, respect, power, and privileges given to the Emperor other than its name. Most of his supporters were exiled, and some, including Tan Sitong, were executed in public by Empress Dowager Cixi. Kang Youwei continued to work for a more progressive Qing Empire while in exile, remaining loyal to the Guangxu Emperor and hoping to eventually restore him to power. Western governments, too, were in favour of the Guangxu Emperor as the only power figure in China, failing to recognize Empress Dowager Cixi. A joint official document issued by western governments stated that only the name “Guangxu” was to be recognized as the legal authoritative figure, over all others. Empress Dowager Cixi was angered by the move. There was dispute, for a period of time, over whether the Guangxu Emperor should continue to reign, even if only in name, as Emperor, or simply be removed altogether. Most court officials seemed to agree with the latter choice, but loyal Manchus such as Ronglu pleaded otherwise. Pujun, son of the conservative Prince Duan, was designated as his heir presumptive. In 1900, the Eight-Nation Alliance of Western powers and Japan entered China and on 14 August occupied Beijing following a Chinese declaration of war which the Guangxu Emperor opposed, but had no power to stop. Emperor Guangxu fled with Empress Dowager Cixi to Xi’an, dressed in civilian outfits. Returning to the Forbidden City after the withdrawal of the western powers, Emperor Guangxu was known to have spent the next few years working in his isolated palace with watches and clocks, which had been a childhood fascination, some say in an effort to pass the time until the death of the Empress Dowager Cixi. He still had supporters, whether inside China or in exile, who wished to return him to real power. Guangxu died on 14 November 1908, a day before Empress Dowager Cixi. He died relatively young, at the age of 37. For a long time there were several theories about Guangxu’s death, none of which were completely accepted by historians. Most were inclined to maintain that Guangxu was poisoned by Cixi (herself very ill) because she was afraid of Guangxu reversing her policies after her death, and wanted to prevent this from happening. The fact that the two died a day apart is significant. Another possibility is that Guangxu was poisoned by Yuan Shikai, who knew that if Guangxu were to ever come to power again, Yuan Shikai would likely be executed for treason. There are no reliable sources to prove either theory, but the second one has a certain amount of circumstantial evidence to it, because Li Lianying was murdered, possibly by Yuan, after Guangxu died. Official court documents and doctors’ records from the time suggested that Guangxu did die from natural causes. The Emperor had long been sick anyhow, and the records indicate that the Emperor’s condition began to worsen several days before his death. But the illness could have been caused by poison, administered in small doses over a long period of time. On 4 November 2008, forensic tests revealed that the level of arsenic in the Emperor’s remains was 2,000 times higher than that of ordinary people. Quoted a historian, Dai Yi, who speculated that Cixi may have known of her imminent death and may have worried that Guangxu would continue his reforms after her death. In any event, Guangxu was succeeded by Empress Dowager Cixi’s handpicked heir, his nephew Puyi, who took on the era name. Guangxu’s consort, who became the Empress Dowager Longyu, signed the abdication decree as regent in 1912, ending two thousand years of imperial rule in China. Empress Dowager Longyu died, childless, in 1913. After the revolution of 1911, the new Republic of China funded the construction of Guangxu’s mausoleum in the Western Qing Tombs. The tomb was robbed during the Chinese civil war and the underground palace (burial chamber) is now open to the public. The item “1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-465. NGC XF+” is in sale since Sunday, September 5, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Asia\China\Empire (up to 1948)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Silver
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Certification: NGC
  • Denomination: Dollar
  • KM Number: 73.2.
  • Year: 1908

1908, China, Chihli Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-465. NGC XF+

1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53

1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53
1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53
1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53
1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53

1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53
1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. Mint Year: 1650 Privy mark: acorn on twig Mint Place: Dresden (Germany) Reference: Davenport 7612, KM-425. Certified and graded by NGC as AU-53! Denomination: Silver Thaler (this type is also known as Rix Dollar) Mint Official: Constantin Rothe (C-R, engraver in Dresden for Bautzen) Weight: 28.76gm Diameter: 44mm Material: Silver. Obverse : Half-length armored figure of John George right, holding sword and a plummed and decorated helmet in front. Reverse : Large composite coat of arms of Saxony, topped by eight plummed tournament helmets with family decorations ontop. Mint master´s initials (C-R) in fields! For your consideration a broad 45mm! Silver thaler, issued under John George as Duke of Saxony (German State) during 1650. Due to the obverse simillarity with the dutch rix daalder this type of thalers are often refered as rix-dollars. The thaler (predecessor of the dollar) was a very stable denomination and its weight did not changed for more than 300 years all over Europe. A beautiful specimen and a great addition! John George I (German: Johann Georg I ; 5 March 1585 – 8 October 1656) was Elector of Saxony from 1611 to 1656. Born in Dresden, he was the second son of the Elector Christian I and Sophie of Brandenburg. He succeeded to the electorate in 23 June 1611 on the death of his elder brother, Christian II. The geographical position of electoral Saxony rather than her high standing among the German Protestants gave her ruler much importance during the Thirty Years’ War. At the beginning of his reign, however, the new elector took up a somewhat detached position. His personal allegiance to Lutheranism was sound, but he liked neither the growing strength of Brandenburg nor the increasing prestige of the Palatinate; the adherence of the other branches of the Saxon ruling house to Protestantism seemed to him to suggest that the head of electoral Saxony should throw his weight into the other scale, and he was prepared to favor the advances of the Habsburgs and the Roman Catholic party. Thus he was easily induced to vote for the election of Ferdinand, archduke of Styria, as emperor in August 1619, an action which nullified the anticipated opposition of the Protestant electors. The new emperor secured the help of John George for the impending campaign in Bohemia by promising that he should be undisturbed in his possession of certain ecclesiastical lands. Carrying out his share of the bargain by occupying Silesia and Lusatia, where he displayed much clemency, the Saxon elector had thus some part in driving Frederick V, elector palatine of the Rhine, from Bohemia and in crushing Protestantism in that country, the crown of which he himself had previously refused. Gradually, however, he was made uneasy by the obvious trend of the imperial policy towards the annihilation of Protestantism, and by a dread lest the ecclesiastical lands should be taken from him; and the issue of the edict of restitution in March 1629 put the capstone to his fears. Still, although clamouring vainly for the exemption of the electorate from the area covered by the edict, John George took no decided measures to break his alliance with the emperor. Meanwhile Gustavus Adolphus had landed in Germany, aiming to relieve Magdeburg. Gustavus attempted to conclude an alliance with John George to allow him to cross the Elbe at Wittenberg, but John George remained hesitant to join the Protestant cause and the discussions went nowhere. Hoping that an alliance would be concluded eventually, Gustavus avoided any military action. Tilly, commander of the main imperial force, was also concerned about the possibility of an alliance, no matter how unlikely it was at the time. In order to preempt any such move, he invaded Saxony and started to ravage the countryside. This had the effect of driving John George into the alliance he had hoped to preempt, which was concluded in September 1631. The Saxon troops were present at the battle of Breitenfeld, but were routed by the imperialists, the elector himself seeking safety in flight. Nevertheless he soon took the offensive. Marching into Bohemia the Saxons occupied Prague, but John George soon began to negotiate for peace and consequently his soldiers offered little resistance to Wallenstein, who drove them back into Saxony. However, for the present the efforts of Gustavus Adolphus prevented the elector from deserting him, but the position was changed by the death of the king at Lützen in 1632, and the refusal of Saxony to join the Protestant league under Swedish leadership. Still letting his troops fight in a desultory fashion against the imperialists, John George again negotiated for peace, and in May 1635 he concluded the important treaty of Prague with Ferdinand II. His reward was Lusatia and certain other additions of territory; the retention by his son Augustus of the archbishopric of Magdeburg; and some concessions with regard to the edict of restitution. Almost at once he declared war upon the Swedes, but in October 1636 he was beaten at Wittstock; and Saxony, ravaged impartially by both sides, was soon in a deplorable condition. At length in September 1645 the elector was compelled to agree to a truce with the Swedes, who, however, retained Leipzig; and as far as Saxony was concerned this ended the Thirty Years’ War. After the peace of Westphalia, which with regard to Saxony did little more than confirm the treaty of Prague, John George died (1656). Although not without political acumen, he was not a great ruler; his character appears to have been harsh and unlovely, and he was addicted to drink and other diversions such as hunting. The item “1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53″ is in sale since Monday, May 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Germany\German States (up to 1871)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Certification Number: 3936781-011
  • Certification: NGC
  • Denomination: Thaler
  • Grade: AU53
  • Year: 1650

1650, Saxony, John George I. Large Silver Thaler (Rix Dollar) Coin. NGC AU-53

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)
1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)
1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)
1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)
Large Silver “Chinese Junk” Dollar Coin. Mint Year: 1934 (Year 23). Denomination: Silver Junk Dollar Reference: L&M-109, K-624, L&M 110, KM#Y-345. Certified and graded by NGC as MS-64 (+). Diameter: 40mm Weight: 26.7gm Material: Silver. Obverse: Bust of Sun Yat Sen left. Eight Chinese characters above. Zhng huá mín guó èr shí yì nián. Year 23, Republic of China. Reverse: Junk under sail right on sea, flanked by two characters (denomination). 12 November 1866 12 March 1925 was a Chinese doctor, revolutionary and political leader. As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the Founding Father of Republican China, a view agreed upon by both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Sun played an instrumental role in inspiring the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China. Sun was the first provisional president when the Republic of China (ROC) was founded in 1912 and later co-founded the. Chinese National People’s Party. (KMT) where he served as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The item “1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)” is in sale since Monday, March 29, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Asia\China\Empire (up to 1948)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: MS 64
  • Year: 1934
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: Dollar
  • KM Number: 345

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-64 (+)

1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40

1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40
1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40
1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40
1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40

1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40
NGC Grade: XF 40. Population in XF 40: 38. Population in higher grades: 103. Will receive the exact coin pictured. The item “1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40″ is in sale since Sunday, December 27, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Dollars\Early Dollars (1794-1804)”. The seller is “grreserve” and is located in Attleboro, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Certification Number: 3644109-004
  • Coin: Draped Bust
  • Certification: NGC
  • Strike Type: Business
  • Mint Location: Philadelphia
  • Grade: XF 40
  • Year: 1796
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: $1
  • KM Number: N/A

1796 U. S. Draped Bust Small Date Large Let $1 One Dollar Silver Coin NGC XF 40

1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+

1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+
1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+
1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+
1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+

1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+
1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. Mint Year: 1904 Denomination: Dollar Region: Kiangnan Province Reference: L&M-257, KM#Y-145a. Certified and graded by NGC as AU Details: Chopmarked! Obverse: Facing dragon, English legend, sperated by rosettes around. Legend: KIANG NAN PROVINCE 7 MACE AND 2 CANDAREENS. Reverse: Four chinese characters around four mandarin vertical characters, all within circle of pellets. Dots splitting legend at sides! Mint official’s initials (small HAH and CH) at 11 and 2 o’clock! The Guangxu Emperor (14 August 1871-14 November 1908), born Zaitian, was the tenth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. His reign lasted from 1875 to 1908, but in practice he ruled, under Empress Dowager Cixi’s influence, only from 1889 to 1898. He initiated the Hundred Days’ Reform, but was abruptly stopped when Cixi launched a coup in 1898, after which he was put under house arrest until his death. His reign name means “The Glorious Succession”. Even after he began formal rule, Cixi continued to influence his decisions and actions, despite residing for a period of time at the Imperial Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) which she had ordered Guangxu’s father, the Prince Chun, to construct, with the official intention not to intervene in politics. After taking power, Guangxu was obviously more reform-minded than the conservative-leaning Cixi. He believed that by learning from constitutional monarchies like Japan, China would become more politically and economically powerful. In June 1898, Guangxu began the Hundred Days’ Reform, aimed at a series of sweeping political, legal, and social changes. For a brief time, after the supposed retirement of Empress Dowager Cixi, Emperor Guangxu issued edicts for a massive number of far-reaching modernizing reforms with the help of more progressive Qing mandarins like Kang Youwei and Liang Qichao. Changes ranged from infrastructure to industry and the civil examination system. Guangxu issued decrees allowing the establishment of a modern university in Beijing, the construction of the Lu-Han railway, and a system of budgets similar to that of the west. The initial goal was to make China a modern, constitutional empire, but still within the traditional framework, as with Japan’s Meiji Restoration. The reforms, however, were not only too sudden for a China still under significant neo-Confucian influence and other elements of traditional culture, but also came into conflict with Cixi, who held real power. Many officials, deemed useless and dismissed by Guangxu, were begging Cixi for help. Although Cixi did nothing to stop the Hundred Days’ Reform from taking place, she knew the only way to secure her power base was to stage a military coup. Guangxu was made aware of such a plan, and asked Kang Youwei and his reformist allies to plan his rescue. They decided to use the help of Yuan Shikai, who had a modernized army, albeit only 6,000. Cixi relied on Ronglu’s army in Tianjin. But Yuan Shikai was beginning to show his skill in politics. The day before the staged coup was supposed to take place, Yuan chose his best political route and revealed all the plans to Ronglu, exposing the Emperor’s plans. This raised Cixi’s trust in Yuan, who thereby became a lifetime enemy of Guangxu. In September 1898, Ronglu’s troops took all positions surrounding the Forbidden City, and surrounded the Emperor when he was about to perform rituals. Guangxu was then taken to Ocean Terrace, a small palace on an island in the middle of a lake linked to the rest of the Forbidden City with only a controlled causeway. Cixi followed with an edict dictating Guangxu’s total disgrace and “not being fit to be Emperor”. Guangxu’s reign had effectively come to an end. For his house arrest, even court eunuchs were chosen to strategically serve the purpose of confining him. There was also a crisis involving Guangxu’s removal and abdication and the installment of a new Emperor. Although Empress Dowager Cixi never forced Emperor Guangxu to abdicate, and his era had in name continued until 1908, Emperor Guangxu lost all honours, respect, power, and privileges given to the Emperor other than its name. Most of his supporters were exiled, and some, including Tan Sitong, were executed in public by Empress Dowager Cixi. Kang Youwei continued to work for a more progressive Qing Empire while in exile, remaining loyal to the Guangxu Emperor and hoping to eventually restore him to power. Western governments, too, were in favour of the Guangxu Emperor as the only power figure in China, failing to recognize Empress Dowager Cixi. A joint official document issued by western governments stated that only the name “Guangxu” was to be recognized as the legal authoritative figure, over all others. Empress Dowager Cixi was angered by the move. There was dispute, for a period of time, over whether the Guangxu Emperor should continue to reign, even if only in name, as Emperor, or simply be removed altogether. Most court officials seemed to agree with the latter choice, but loyal Manchus such as Ronglu pleaded otherwise. Pujun, son of the conservative Prince Duan, was designated as his heir presumptive. In 1900, the Eight-Nation Alliance of Western powers and Japan entered China and on 14 August occupied Beijing following a Chinese declaration of war which the Guangxu Emperor opposed, but had no power to stop. Emperor Guangxu fled with Empress Dowager Cixi to Xi’an, dressed in civilian outfits. Returning to the Forbidden City after the withdrawal of the western powers, Emperor Guangxu was known to have spent the next few years working in his isolated palace with watches and clocks, which had been a childhood fascination, some say in an effort to pass the time until the death of the Empress Dowager Cixi. He still had supporters, whether inside China or in exile, who wished to return him to real power. Guangxu died on 14 November 1908, a day before Empress Dowager Cixi. He died relatively young, at the age of 37. For a long time there were several theories about Guangxu’s death, none of which were completely accepted by historians. Most were inclined to maintain that Guangxu was poisoned by Cixi (herself very ill) because she was afraid of Guangxu reversing her policies after her death, and wanted to prevent this from happening. The fact that the two died a day apart is significant. Another possibility is that Guangxu was poisoned by Yuan Shikai, who knew that if Guangxu were to ever come to power again, Yuan Shikai would likely be executed for treason. There are no reliable sources to prove either theory, but the second one has a certain amount of circumstantial evidence to it, because Li Lianying was murdered, possibly by Yuan, after Guangxu died. Official court documents and doctors’ records from the time suggested that Guangxu did die from natural causes. The Emperor had long been sick anyhow, and the records indicate that the Emperor’s condition began to worsen several days before his death. But the illness could have been caused by poison, administered in small doses over a long period of time. On 4 November 2008, forensic tests revealed that the level of arsenic in the Emperor’s remains was 2,000 times higher than that of ordinary people. Quoted a historian, Dai Yi, who speculated that Cixi may have known of her imminent death and may have worried that Guangxu would continue his reforms after her death. In any event, Guangxu was succeeded by Empress Dowager Cixi’s handpicked heir, his nephew Puyi, who took on the era name. Guangxu’s consort, who became the Empress Dowager Longyu, signed the abdication decree as regent in 1912, ending two thousand years of imperial rule in China. Empress Dowager Longyu died, childless, in 1913. After the revolution of 1911, the new Republic of China funded the construction of Guangxu’s mausoleum in the Western Qing Tombs. The tomb was robbed during the Chinese civil war and the underground palace (burial chamber) is now open to the public. The item “1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+” is in sale since Thursday, January 28, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Asia\China\Empire (up to 1948)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Certification: NGC
  • Year: 1904
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: Dollar
  • KM Number: 45a.12

1904, China, Kiangnan Province. Large Silver Dragon Dollar Coin. L&M-257 NGC AU+

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63
1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63
1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63
1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63
Large Silver “Chinese Junk” Dollar Coin. Mint Year: 1934 (Year 23). Denomination: Silver Junk Dollar Condition. Certified and graded by NGC as MS-63! Reference: L&M-109, K-624, L&M 110, KM#Y-345. Diameter: 40mm Weight: 26.7gm Material: Silver. Obverse: Bust of Sun Yat Sen left. Eight Chinese characters above. Zhng huá mín guó èr shí yì nián. Year 23, Republic of China. Reverse: Junk under sail right on sea, flanked by two characters (denomination). 12 November 1866 12 March 1925 was a Chinese doctor, revolutionary and political leader. As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the Founding Father of Republican China, a view agreed upon by both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Sun played an instrumental role in inspiring the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China. Sun was the first provisional president when the Republic of China (ROC) was founded in 1912 and later co-founded the. Chinese National People’s Party. (KMT) where he served as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The item “1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63″ is in sale since Saturday, January 30, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Asia\China\Empire (up to 1948)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Silver
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Certification: NGC
  • Denomination: Dollar
  • KM Number: 345
  • Grade: MS 63
  • Year: 1934

1934, China (Republic). Large Silver Chinese Junk Dollar Coin. NGC MS-63

1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58

1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58
1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58
1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58
1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58

1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58
Large Silver Dollar Coin. Mint Year: 1883 Denomination: 1 Dollar (Akahi Dala) Reference: Davenport 430, KM-7. Certified and graded by NGC as AU-58! 900 Weight: 26.72gm. Obverse: Head of King Kalakaua I right. Reverse: Crowned and quartered arms of the Kingdom, splitting value (1-D). Legend: UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO. The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness! The Kingdom was overthrown in January 17, 1893. The item “1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58″ is in sale since Monday, May 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Kingdom of Hawaii”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Composition: Silver
  • Certification Number: 4790539-004
  • Certification: NGC
  • Grade: AU58
  • Year: 1883

1883, Kingdom of Hawaii, Kalakaua I. Large Silver Dollar Coin. Rare! NGC AU-58