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David C. Graham Collection

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WHIT-G-0064

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Glass Case with black edging containing seven coins. The coins were originally individually catalogued. The bottom of the case states: "Chinese Coins - Modern - Presented by David C. Graham." 3437) A silver coin below which is written: "Silver Coin used on Border of Thibet value - 40 cents." The silver coin has a man's head on one side and writing surrounded by leaves and flowers. The Accession File states: "3437 Chinese Coin, forty cents. Special for use along border of Thibet. Modern Manchu." DIA 3.0 cm 3438) A copper coin below which is written: "Chinese-French 1 Cent Indo-China." The copper coin has a hole in the center. One side has two people around the hole with "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" along the edges and "1 CENT" at the bottom. The other side has writing around the hole surrounded by "INDO-CHINE FRANCAISE 1916." The Accession File states: "3438 Indo-Chinese-French Coin One Cent 1916." DIA 2.5 cm 3439) A copper coin below which is written: "Chinese-French 1 Cent Indo-China." The copper coin has a hole in the center. One side has two people around the hole with "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" along the edges and '1 CENT" at the bottom. The other side has writing around the hole surrounded by "INDO-CHINE FRANCAISE 1909." The Accession File states: "3439 Indo-Chinese-French Coin One Cent 1909." DIA 2.5 cm 3440) A silver coin below which is written: "Chinese 10 cents." The silver coin has a dragon in the center with "SZCHUAN PROVINCE" written above it and "72 CANDAREENS" below it. The other side writing in the center with more writing surrounding it. The Accession File states: "Chinese Coin - ten cents Modern by Guang Shii Szchuan Province." DIA 1.7 cm 3441) A silver coin below which is written "Chinese-English 5 Cents Hongkong -". The silver coin has writing in the center with "HONG-KONG FIVE CENTS 1891" surrounding it. The other side has "VICTORIA QUEEN" with the head of Queen Victoria between the words. The Accession File states: "3441 Chinese-English Coin - five cents Hong Kong 1891 Victoria." DIA 1.5 cm 3442) A silver coin below which is written "Chinese-English 5 Cents Hongkong -." The silver coin has writing in the center with "HONG-KONG FIVE CENTS 1904" surrounding it. The other side has "EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR" with the head of Edward VII between them. The Accession File states: "3442 Chinese-English Coin - five cents 1904 Edward VII." DIA 1.5 cm 3443) A copper coin below which is written: "Chinese-English 1 Cent Hong Kong." The copper coin has "EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR" written around the head of Edward VII on one side. The other side has writing in the center with "HONG-KONG ONE CENT 1902" surrounding it. The Accession File states: "3443 Chinese-English Coin One cent Hong Kong." DIA 2.7 cm Display Tag from South of the Ground states: "Coins in circulation in Sichuan during the 1930s and "40s, illustrating the connections between French Indo-China (Vietnam), Hong Kong, China, and Tibet. [In a period of warlordism, the coin of one realm was as bad as that of the next.] (DCG)."

Type

Physical object

Format

Silver, Copper, Glass, Paper, Ink

Number of Artifacts

1

Cultural Affiliation

Chinese

Broad Date

1900/1940

Donor

Dr. David Crockett Graham

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