1000 Years Old Ancient China, Zhi Ping Yuan Bao, Bronze 1 Cash Seal Script 1064
ANCIENT CHINA Northern Song Dynasty
References: Hartill 16.158
1 CASH ISSUES
S-524-526. Bronze 1 cash. Obverse: "ZHI-PING T'ONG-BAO" in seal and orthodox script. Reverse: blank. 24 mm. Average 3.97 grams. Our records do not include a price for this type, but it is probably the same as those above.
S-519-523. Bronze 1 cash. Obverse: "ZHI-PING YUAN-BAO" in seal and orthodox scripts. Reverse: blank. 24 mm. Average 3.34 grams.
This type often exists with an unusual style of "CHIH". Munro believes these were cast in Japan, which is possible. We will elaborate on this at some future date.
Emperor YING TSUNG
Schjoth (page 30) records that during this reign title, 1,700,000 strings of cash (100 coins per string) were cast annually from six minting departments.