At the end of the 19th century, the imperialist powers set off a frenzy to divide China. The Qing government was corrupt and incompetent and could not resist the invasion of foreign enemies. It successively signed a series of unequal treaties with foreign powers, making China a semi-feudal and semi-colonial society. In order to compete for interests in China, foreign powers have poured silver coins from dozens of countries into China in order to exchange unfair trade for a large amount of silver in China.
[British station foreign currency front]
In 1895, the British government used Mumbai, India, and Calcutta's mint to cast a new trade silver dollar, commonly known as the "station man." The "station man" silver dollar was successively manufactured in London, England, Mumbai, India, and Calcutta. After the "station man" silver dollar entered China, it began to circulate in Guangdong and Guangxi. Because of its exquisite production and high silver content, it was deeply loved by businessmen. The British government saw that the "standing person" silver dollar was profitable in China, and it was cast in large quantities and imported in large quantities. Soon, the "station person" silver dollar was used in most parts of China, especially Beijing and Tianjin. At that time, among the foreign currencies in circulation in China, "standing people" silver dollars had accounted for a considerable proportion, causing the continuous flow of Chinese silver into the United Kingdom, and the economic and trade interests were seriously damaged. Since Hong Kong did not issue a round of silver coins at that time, and the currency was once legally eligible for circulation in Hong Kong, some parts of Guangdong are also used to being called "Hong Kong yen."
British station foreign currency back
Collection name: 1911 edition foreign currency
Weight: 26.8 g
Diameter: 3.9 cm
The number of different versions of the station ocean is extremely uneven. Individual rare teenagers and rare hidden records are veritable treasures. For example, 1911, 1921, 1934 and other years are very few, 1904, 1913, 1925, 1929, 1930 and other years are also rare. product, Other years are different from each other. This station is a 1911 edition of the foreign currency system. On the front of the silver coin, a samurai holds a rice shield in his left hand and a Trident in his right hand, which means that he can attack and defend. The center of the back is the longevity pattern, the upper and lower Chinese "round", and the left and right Malay "round". This set of foreign currency design is exquisite, profound, and very few exist. It is really rare and has a high collection value and value-added space.
"Station Man" silver yuan is a collection of three languages: English, Chinese, and Malay. This is very rare in the history of world coinage. In particular, it is ironic to record ancient Chinese seal characters on foreign currencies. It not only reflects a distorted history, but also reflects the political, economic, cultural, and calligraphy changes in the United Kingdom and its colonial countries. Therefore, the "standing man" far exceeds a country, the cultural value of a silver coin. As far as China is concerned, "standing man" silver yuan, as a historical carrier, records the history of the humiliation of the Chinese people's political oppression and economic exploitation after the opium war. It is of great significance for us to study the foreign currencies circulating in China to understand the crimes of foreign powers using silver dollar trade to plunder Chinese wealth, strengthen patriotism and contribute to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Therefore, the collection is not only because of its investment value but also because of its historical and cultural values.