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China Hupeh (Hu-Peh) 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar (Fakes are possible)  1894 to 1908
China Hupeh (Hu-Peh) 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar (Fakes are possible) 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: david hicks, Thu, 02-Sep-2010 12:41:44 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 00:42:02 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 05-Sep-2015 00:05:29 GMT
Requester description: Two lions in a shield with crown on top.
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