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2019 China 1 oz Gold Tientsin Dragon Dollar Restrike (PU)

SKU 17267
A classic is reborn! These coins are patterned after the original 1911 Tientsin Chinese Type ll Dragon Dollars. This 1 oz Premium Uncirculated Dragon Dollar restrike comes with a very limited mintage of 100 coins worldwide.

Today, the original coins are considered highly collectible, very scarce and command a very high premium.

Coin Highlights:
  • Ultra-low mintage of only 100 coins.
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Gold.
  • Individual coins come sealed in a capsule.
  • Second release in an 8 coin series featuring China's most valuable vintage coins.
  • Obverse: Depicts a traditional oriental dragon suspended in midair amid wisps of clouds along with Chinese characters in the center with a fireball below as well as the denomination or the restrike.
  • Reverse: Displays Chinese characters at the center and outside surround the coin along with two floral images on each side.
  • For the first time ever, a Chinese mint laser etched the year, weight and purity on the rim of the coin.
  • Minted in Shanghai.
This Gold PU (Premium Uncirculated) Restrike is loved around the world for its 1 oz metal content and classic design. Add the 2019 China 1 oz Gold Tientsin Dragon Dollar Restrike coin to your cart today!

These Dragon coins, also sometimes known as Dragon dollars, were originally Silver coins issued by China, Japan and later Korea for general circulation in their own countries. 

A dragon was featured on the obverse of the Japanese and Korean issues while on the dragon was featured on the reverse of Chinese issues. These dragon dollars were all originally inspired by the Silver Spanish dollar which following its introduction into the region in the 16th Century had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East, this specification being a weight of 27.22 grams and a fineness of .900; the coin thus contained 24.5 g (0.7876 troy oz) of Silver.

Chinese coins of this type are known Kwangtung dollars from the old Romanization of the name of the mint that they were first produced in China, more popularly they are known in Chinese as, "Dragon Silver" or "Dragon Money", capable of being read as both Silver or money.

Little known fact; The first Chinese Silver Panda coins were of the traditional specification of 27grams in weight, 0.900 fineness, which were modeled after the Dragon Dollars.