Hand engraved Charm, Large Palace Coin Qianlong Emperor 1768 AD Board Revenue

Qing Dynasty
The Qianlong Emperor

1768-1773 AD large Palace Coins, Hartill 22.245

Beijing Board of Revenue Mint !


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Reference: Hartill 22.245

Type F1, qian like a hook, Compact tong, two dots.

Weight: 5 grams; Size: 27 mm; Brass

Obv: Qiang Long Tong Bao

Rev: Bao Quan (The board of Revenue Mint)

Hand engraving and red painted!

This coin is an example of a coin with hand engraved rims.
You may notice that parts of this charm have a red tinge. Red is considered a very auspicious color by the Chinese who like to enhance the amuletic effect of charms with the addition of red paint 朱砂.


Palace Coins

Large coins, diameter over 26 mm, weight 5-7 grams

These were introduced in 1752 for use in the Palace by the guards and eunuchs. Their official weight was 1.6 qian. Their alloy was high quality brass composed of 60% copper and 40% zinc. In popular speech they were known as Gua Deng Qian (lamp hanging money) or Huang Gaizi (yellow covers).



The Qianlong Emperor 1735 – 1796 AD

The Qianlong Emperor (25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799), formerly romanized as the Chien-lung Emperor, was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty, and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. Born as Hongli (formerly Hung-li), the fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor, he reigned officially from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796.1 On 8 February, he abdicated in favor of his son, the Jiaqing Emperor – a filial act in order not to reign longer than his grandfather, the illustrious Kangxi Emperor.[1] Despite his retirement, however, he retained ultimate power until his death in 1799. Although his early years saw the continuation of an era of prosperity in China, his final years saw troubles at home and abroad converge on the Qing Empire.



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Hand engraved Charm, Large Palace Coin Qianlong Emperor 1768 AD Board Revenue