清光绪二十六年(1900年),两广总督李鸿章奏准在广东开铸圆形无孔铜币(铜元)。次年,清政府谕令沿江沿海各省准许仿造 。光绪二十七年,四川省在成都设四川铜元局,于二十九年六月开工铸造当五 、当十文面额 铜币,七月增铸当二十文铜币。
In 1900, Li Hongzhang, the governor of Guangdong and Guangdong provinces, issued a circular copper coin without a hole in Guangdong Province. The following year, the Qing government ordered the provinces along the river and coastal areas to permit imitation. In the 27th year of the reign of Emperor Guangxu, Sichuan Province set up a Sichuan copper yuan Bureau in Chengdu. In June of the 29th year, the copper coins with the denominations of Dang Wu Wen and Dang Shi Wen were started to be minted, and the copper coins of Dang 20 Wen were added in July.
In the 34th year of the reign of Emperor Guangxu, the Ministry of Hu ordered all provinces to suspend the casting of copper coins. Zhao Erfeng, governor of Sichuan Province, asked not to stop and was allowed to continue to cast copper coins. In the first year of Xuantong, Du branch ordered to withdraw and merge the silver and copper factories in all provinces, and Zhao Erfeng once again asked for permission to continue casting. Therefore, Sichuan became one of the few provinces that could continue to cast copper coins of Qing Dynasty in Xuantong period.
After the revolution of 1911, the military government of Sichuan Han Dynasty abolished the copper coin template of Qing Dynasty in April 1912, and changed it into "Han" copper yuan, which has three denominations of 10 Wen, 20 Wen and 50 Wen. In 1913, 100 Wen and 200 Wen copper coins were added. In May 1913, Chongqing Tongyuan Bureau was completed and started to operate, all imitating the Chengdu factory model.
After entering the Beiyang period, the warlords separated the country, the situation was turbulent, the price of copper was high, so the Sichuan Mint took measures to reduce the weight and increase the face value for personal gain. In addition to the old one hundred and two hundred copper coins color slightly ultraviolet, the rest were yellow-white, inferior to the quality of the Qing Dynasty copper coins. Since 1914, he has minted 100 and 200 bronzes. Various warlords have followed suit, minting hundreds of millions of copper coins, Sichuan money system chaos.
In 1935, the national government carried out legal currency in Sichuan, and Sichuan copper coins gradually withdrew from the circulation market.