Shaansi 50 Tael
Weight: 1758 grams/47 taels
Date: 1864 A.D.
Wei Nan (County) Der Shen (Silver Bank)
The 3rd Year of Tong Ze
Shaansi Province was a poor and underdeveloped area during the Ching Dynasty, and 50 tael sycee were rarely cast. In the 1st year of Tong Ze (1862), a serious Muslim rebellion engulfed most the region and lasted for years, with the result that much of the population fled or was killed, and the Shaansi economy was badly crippled. This specimen, from the 3rd year of Tong Ze (1864), dates from the period of the rebellion and has a special historical value, since it is the earliest known 50 tael boat cast in this province.
Collection of the webmaster
Weight: 50 taels
Date: 1912-1933 A.D.
The Republic of China Year Month Day
Fu Gu County, Heng Yuan Yong (Silver bank)
The 6th Shaansi 50 tael Boat known to exist
Collection of Tony Ma
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