Five Dynasties Ten Kingdoms Kingdom Of Min Yong Long Tong Bao 10 Cash, 942 AD
Yong Long Tong Bao 10 Cash, 942 AD
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Reference: Hartill 15.56
Reverse: Min 閩 ( Fujian area), Crescent below.
The Ten Kingdoms, Kingdom Of Min (909-45)
Issued by Wang Yanxi:
Yong Long tong bao (Chinese: 永隆通寶; pinyin: yǒnglóng tōng bǎo) have the character Min (Chinese: 閩; pinyin: mǐn) on the reverse and comes from the Fujian region. There is a crescent below. It is made of iron and dates from 942. One of these large Yong Long coins was worth 10 small coins and 100 lead coins. A string of 500 of these poorly made Min iron coins were popularly called a kao (literally: "a manacle").