Ancient coins are witnesses of history. They develop with the development of the times. They not only reflect the accumulation of human wisdom, but also reflect the humanistic history and economic culture of each era. Nowadays, with the continuous improvement of people's living standards, coins are very popular with Tibetan friends because of their profound historical background and unique artistic charm. More and more people are devoted to collecting ancient coins, resulting in a very hot coin market with high prices. Among many kinds of coins, one kind is very special, it is "zhanyang coin". it is the crystallization of the integration of Chinese and western cultures. it is the first of the "four big trade silver coins" in modern times. it occupies an extremely important position in the history of modern Chinese finance and money. therefore, it is highly respected by the market and has a very broad market prospect.
[Collection Name]: Zhan Yang Bi 1901
At the end of the 19th century, the imperialist powers set off a frenzy to carve up China. The Qing government was corrupt and incompetent, unable to resist foreign aggression, and signed a series of unequal treaties with foreign powers, which reduced China to a semi-feudal and semi-colonial society. In order to compete for interests in China, foreign powers poured silver dollars from dozens of countries into China one after another in exchange for a large amount of silver through unfair trade. Standing foreign currency was born at this time. It was forged by Britain and is one of the foreign currencies widely circulated in China. It is also called "the four big trading silver dollars" with Seaboard, Eagle Ocean and Long Yang. After entering our country, the "zhanren" silver coins began to circulate in Guangdong and Guangxi. because of their exquisite workmanship and high silver content, they were deeply loved by businessmen. The British government saw that the "standing people" silver dollar was profitable in China, so it poured a lot of money into it. Soon, the "zhanren" silver dollar was used in most parts of China, especially in Beijing and Tianjin. At that time, among the foreign currencies circulating in China, China's silver flowed into Britain continuously, seriously damaging its economic and trade interests. As a historical carrier, "zhanren" silver dollar recorded the humiliating history of the Chinese people's political oppression and economic exploitation after the opium war. Studying the foreign currency circulating in China is of great significance for us to understand the crimes committed by foreign powers in exploiting the silver dollar trade to plunder China's wealth, strengthen the spirit of patriotism and contribute to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
This 1901 British trade silver coin has a foreign warrior figure on its front, standing on its quay head, holding a rice shield in its left hand and a trident in its right hand, which means that it can attack and defend, and is invincible. The left and right sides of the bead ring are divided into English ONE-DOLLAR (one dollar), and the year number (1901) is recorded below. There is a Chinese seal character "shou" in the middle of the back, a Chinese line character "yi yuan" in the top and bottom, and a Malay word "yi yuan" in the left and right. Zhan yang combines English, Chinese, Malay and other three languages, which is extremely rare in the world coinage history and has far-reaching influence. The overall cast of the lot is exquisite, with high and steep lettering, sharp side teeth and horse teeth, light and uniform coating, and basically intact appearance. It has high collection and research value.
As one of the finest silver coins in modern mechanism, zhanyang coin contains rich cultural connotation. it is a product of the collision between Chinese and western cultures. its design and appearance can show the unique background of that era. Although the money is small, it bears a "heavy burden". It not only represents the market value at that time, but also reflects the long-term history and records the humiliation of the Chinese people's political oppression and economic exploitation after the Opium War. Today, the collection industry is surging, with many collections appreciating sharply. Among them, the ancient coin market is especially popular. They not only appreciate rapidly, but also appreciate at a very gratifying rate. Ancient coins have unique cultural and historical values, and their great economic value makes them the kind that collectors are most willing to invest in. According to authoritative experts, foreign coins such as Ms. Sun's are a combination of artistic value and historical value, and they have exquisite craftsmanship, high and steep lettering and good quality. They are still very rare in the market, and rare is expensive. Their future market prospects are extremely broad.