CHINA, Xian Feng Tong Bao 1851 5 cash Mint Zhi, Hebei province Chili Rare

CHINA, Xian Feng Tong Bao 1851 5 cash Mint Zhi, Hebei province Chili Rare

ANCIENT CHINA

Qing Dynasty

Xiang Feng Zhong Bao

Mint Zhi, Zhili Hebei province, 5 cash

Rev: Manchurian inscription "Bao Zhi"

當 五 One Coin Value 5 Cash

 

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Reference: Hartill 22.105

 

36 mm; 15.6 grams; Brass

 

Emperor WEN TSUNG
AD 1851-1861

The Hsien Feng period was one of great strife in China. The Tai-ping rebellion, which lasted from 1853 to 1864 and was at least partly responsible for inflation resulting in paper money being issued for larger denomination (1000 and higher), and a variety of cast coin denominations from 1 to 1000 cash. The one cash coins have the standard two character mint marks on the reverses, while higher denominations have four characters with the extra two to show the denomination. There was also a system of obverse variations as shown below :

 

 

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CHINA, Xian Feng Tong Bao 1851 5 cash Mint Zhi, Hebei province Chili Rare

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