One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents eleven Chinese characters comprising (top) 山東省造 (minted in Shandong province) and bottom 每元當製錢十文 (each coin valued ten wen). Obverse inner circumference presents four Chinese characters 光緒元寶 (guangxu yuanbao) surrounding two Manchu characters boo dung (Yantai Shandong province mint). Reverse outer circumference reads SHANG-TUNG TEN CASH in English-language script surrounding central dragon motif. From the Guangxu era of the reign of Emperor Dezong (1875-1908 AD).
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