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Lot 916 YUNNAN: Kuang Hsu， 1875-1908， AR trade rupee， ND 。 LM-427， Wenchao-pg，rarity five stars41。 This type is clearly modeled after the Szechuen Tibet Rupee series and although similar in appearance， various modifications have been made to the design which include some stylistic changes and the addition of the English legends YUN-NAN PROVINCE around central portrait
SILVER COIN within Indian rupee style wreath， environmental damage as hornsilver， VF details， RRR， ex Hans Mondorf Collection。This type initially was intended－counter the influx of British Indian Rupees entering circulation within the region. The obverse depicts a left facing profile portrait of the emperor "Guang Xu" although some accounts claim it－bear the likeness of Yunnan governor "Cen Yuying".
However it was minted on a limited trial basis and never reached full production. For this reason examples are seldom encountered today and are extremely rare. This is only the fourth example－appear for sale on CoinArchives in 15 years.