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

 Date: unknown 
 Mint mark: flower 
 Size: large 
 Description from requester: 1 side: Dragon in the middle HU-PEH PROVINCE 7 MACE AND 2 CANDAREENS other side: chinese characters in a circle 
 [Request 5398 received from hugo, Thursday, 02-Sep-2010, answered by Chris] 
 [Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Monday, 02-Sep-2013] 

China Hupeh (Hu-Peh) 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar 1894 to 1908 | 20 5 hupeh dollar 10 50 china 1 peh candareens mace circle style dragon province 2 7 chinese cent hunan 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. Our picture comes from ChinaRareCoin.com where this 1 dollar coin is on sale for $3000 US dollars. The primary reason for this high price is the condition of the coin. It is in Mint State 62, which is a technical numismatic (coin collector) term for one level of a fully uncirculated coin.

CoinQuest thanks ChinaRareCoin for use of their coin image.

Many of today's catalogs are less generous with the values they quote for these coins. According to Anthony LLano, owner of ChinaRareCoin,

'This type of field is new even for the Chinese. As the early Chinese coin market gets hot, people are starting to realize how few of these coins there are. This is why the price is going up. This process will happen naturally because of the low availability of the coins.'

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.

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.

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

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