|This 1911 China Empire 10 Cents has been graded AU55 by PCGS and is encapsulated in the newer-style edge-view holder. The coin is cataloged as Y-28 and LM-41. According to the Krause reference, the legend reads “Hsüan-t'ung” and the inscription reads “Tai-ch'ing Yin-pi.” The reverse legend with the dragon reads “Hsüant'ung Nien-tsao.” The coin features one of the most amazing dragon designs in all of Chinese coinage. The coin has only a touch of wear, strong original mint luster and even some golden-orange toning on the lower obverse. Only a few minor scratches on the reverse have likely kept the coin from grading a point higher. The coin was also professionally imaged by PCGS for their CoinFacts service. The PCGS Price Guide lists the value of this coin at $1,070. A very impressive, near mint state specimen of this popular type with an amazing dragon design, one of the best in all of Chinese coinage.