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1949 China, Provincial Kweichow Province Silver Dollar

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1949 China, Provincial Kweichow Province 

Silver Dollar

This coin is known as the "Bamboo Dollar". The famous “Bamboo Dollar” from Kweichow province resulted from rampant inflation in the 1940s that devalued paper currency in China leading some provinces to begin minting their own metallic money. Minted in the “38th year of the Republic” (1949) this beautifully designed coin shows an incredible level of artistry.
Part of the reasoning behind the scarcity of this piece is the historical events unfolding around the time period. In late 1945 the Chinese Civil War resumed, with the communist forces controlling Beijing and other major Kuomintang cities passing to Communist control. As these were minted during this tumultuous period (under the Republican government) these coins were often buried (leading to often seen corrosion on this issue), hidden away in stashes (providing excellent collectible examples) or simply destroyed by the communist government and repurposed. As such, this coinage type from the twilight of the mainland Republic of China is exceedingly scarce and stands among classic Chinese numismatic treasures.
The obverse design features a stunning image of an iconic three story Chinese pavilion known by the name Jiaxiu Tower (First Scholar’s Tower). The name Jiaxiu hails from the Ming dynasty era when the tower was built and means “getting the very best in Imperial examinations.” The building was provided as a place to live study for these “number one scholars,” and records indicate that three such officials have honored the city by residing there. Standing at 66 feet high the tower is adorned with green tiles, red pillars, artistically engraved windows and stunning white stone parapets.
It is about the size of a U.S. Silver Dollar. The width is 39mm, the weight approximately 26.4 grams and the thickness is 2.2mm. Grade as shown in photos.

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