Monday, February 6, 2012

Silver Chinese Dragon Coin Hu-Peh Province


The authentic Chinese Dragon coin listed on this page has been made during the Qing Dynasty which was present in China from the year 1644 until 1911. This dragon coin, or dragon dollar as some call it also, has been struck somewhere between 1909 - 1911 in the Hubei Province which is situated in the center of China. The Hubei province is surrounded by Henan province to the north, Jiangxi and Hunan province to the south, Anhui province to the east, Sichuan province to the west and Shaanxi province to the northwest.

Some Silver Chinese Dragon Coin facts.

  • Mintage: Circulation strikes: 2,703,000.
  • Composition: Silver .7814 Oz.
  • Weight: 7 Mace and 2 Candareen.
  • Mintmark: Hu-Peh Province.

Here below are the images from an authentic Chinese silver dragon coin and a cheap counterfeit dragon coin, both from the Hu-Peh province in China.

Authentic Silver Dragon Dollar Counterfeit Chinese Dragon Dollar
(7 Mace and 2 Candareen) (7 Mace and 2 Candareen)
Obverse Side Obverse Side

Chinese silver dragon dollar counterfeit chinese dragon dollar

When comparing both Chinese dragon coins the following differences are easy to see on the counterfeit coin and not on the authentic silver dragon coin.
  • The numbers are not identical, see the number 2 who is bigger.
  • The letters are not the same and more fat than on the authentic coin.
  • The dragon has far less details, and some are even missing (center).
  • The letter and numbers are more to the edge of the dragon coin.

Authentic Chinese Dragon Coin

Counterfeit Chinese Dragon Coin

Reverse Side

Reverse Side


silver dragon coin - hu-peh province china

counterfeit dragon coin


The reverse side of the counterfeit dragon dollar shows another Chinese text, but as there are many dragon coins with different signs on it, this is not the right way to identify these coins as a counterfeit Chinese dragon dollar. What is clear to see when comparing these two pictures is the thickness of the Chinese letters on the counterfeit that does not match the authentic silver dragon coin.

Silver Chinese Dragon Coin - Hu-Peh Province