China Chekiang (Che-Kiang) 10 and 20 Cash  1903 to 1906
China Chekiang (Che-Kiang) 10 and 20 Cash 1903 to 1906

Hello Eve -- Thanks for your inquiry. This is the strongest possibility of meeting your specifications of a Chinese coin with a rosette at the center and a dragon with no inscriptions. It is a 20 cash coin from the Province of Chekiang along the east coast of China.

10 CASH: 26 mm diameter
20 CASH: 32 mm diameter

Both 10 and 20 cash denominations are worth about the same, as follows:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $15

These are approximate values only. Collecting Chinese coins is becoming more and more popular and, when popularity increases, so does demand and price.

If you have a nice-looking example of this coin it is wise to seek out a knowledgeable collector or reputable coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. The coin catalogs show that there are variations of the 20 cash coin that can be quite valuable, but it takes more detailed study than can be accomplished on this CoinQuest forum.

If you have a Chekiang 20 cash which bears the inscription TAI CHING TI KUO, then the values shown above go way up, to $200 for a coin in average circulated condition.

Coin: 13800 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: eve, Fri, 08-Feb-2013 12:51:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:11:12 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 26-Jan-2015 00:34:05 GMT
Requester description: obverse- rosette surrounded by 4 chinese characters in a circle. outside of that circle are more chinese characters. on the back is a dragon and no words
Tags: china chekiang che kiang 10 20 cash taiwan chine chinese chineese kiangnan kieng xcash xxcas xxcash rosette rose 4 characters character circle dragon rosettes rossette roses logograms logogram circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed dragons tai ching qing kuo floret flower florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals


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