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China Hupeh (Hu-Peh) 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar  1894 to 1908
China Hupeh (Hu-Peh) 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar 1894 to 1908

These old coins from China are quite interesting. The dragon is one of the favorite patterns. Conversion of the monetary units goes like this:

3.6 candareens = 5 cents
7.2 candareens = 10 cents
1 mace and 4.4 candareens = 20 cents
3 mace and 6 candareens = 50 cents
7 mace and 2 candareens = 1 dollar

The value of these coins is quite high, especially in well preserved condition.

All in all, like many things Chinese, the field of Chinese coin collecting is new and exciting. We have taken our best shot at representative values below, but, counterfeits abound (see below).

5 CENTS (3.6 candareens)
worn: $10
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $1000

10 CENTS (7.2 candareens)
worn: $10
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $140

20 CENTS (1 mace and 4.4 candareens)
worn: $10
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $120

50 CENTS (3 mace and 6 candareens)
worn: $80
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $650
fully uncirculated: $1400

1 DOLLAR (7 mace and 2 candareens)
worn: $70
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $800
fully uncirculated: $2550

You have to watch out for countefeits on all valuable coins, and coins from China are particularly susceptable to fakes. There is a known fake Hupeh dollar. See it at Forgery Network {Press Here}.

Use our Important Terminology page to convert the catalog values above to actual values.

Coin: 5398 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: hugo, Thu, 02-Sep-2010 12:41:44 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 00:42:02 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Mon, 02-Sep-2013 13:46:57 GMT
Requester description: 1 side: Dragon in the middle HU-PEH PROVINCE 7 MACE AND 2 CANDAREENS other side: chinese characters in a circle
Tags: china hupeh hunan hu nan peh 5 10 20 50 cent peny cents pennys pennies penny 1 dollar doller dol dollars mace candareens dragon dragons province 7 2 chin chine chian chinese chineese character logograms characters circle circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed

  

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