Mint Year: 1906 Region: Kirin Province Reference: L&M-519, KM-Y#180.1. R! Denomination:10 Cents (1/10th of a Dragon Dollar) Condition: Minor deposits, otherwise a nicely toned about XF! Diameter: 18mm Weight: 2.64gm Material: Silver
Jilin (Chinese: 吉林; pinyin: Jílín; Postal map spelling: Kirin), is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Jilin borders North Korea and Russia to the east, Heilongjiang to the north, Liaoning to the south, and Inner Mongolia to the west. The name was transliterated to Kirin before standardization to pinyin.
The name "Jilin" probably originates from Girin ula ᡤᡳ᠍ᡵᡳ᠌ᠨ ᡠᠯᠠ, a Manchu term meaning "along the river"; this was transcribed into Jilin wula (T: 吉林烏拉 / S: 吉林乌拉) in Chinese, then shortened to Jilin. The literal meaning of the Chinese characters for "Jilin" is "auspicious forest".
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