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Hartill 22.1479 China Islamic Xinjiang Red Cash Kucha Mint Guangxu Value 10 Rare

ANCIENT CHINA, Qing Dynasty
Guang Xu Tong Bao,

Xinjiang Red Cash Value 10

庫車 Xinjiang Kuqa Mint كۇچا

 

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Reference: Hartill 22.1479

Reign title: Guang Xu, 1883-85 AD

Weight: 3.2 grams; Size: 25.5 mm; Material: Red Copper

 

Rev: Manchurian inscription: Kucha left

Uyghur language: Kuqa كۇچا

Chinese: Ku Shi , Kucha value 10

 

 

ᡤᡠᠴᠠ كۇچا

 

 

 

Kucha 庫車, Xinjiang Mint

Kucha or Kuche (also: Kuçar, Kuchar; Uyghur: كۇچار, Куча‎, simplified Chinese: 龟兹; traditional Chinese: 龜茲; pinyin: Qiūcí; also romanized as Qiuzi, Qiuci, Chiu-tzu, Kiu-che, Kuei-tzu, Guizi from Chinese: 屈支 屈茨; 丘玆; Sanskrit: Kucina) was an ancient Buddhist kingdom located on the branch of the Silk Road that ran along the northern edge of the Taklamakan Desert in the Tarim Basin and south of the Muzat River.

 

 

Red Cash was a special currency, because it was made of pure copper with Urgur and Han inscriptions on the reverse. During the later period of Qing Dynasty, some of the red cash were inscribed with Manchu scripts on the reverse too. Actually, Sinkiang Standard Cash of IIi Mint and Tihwa Mint were made of copper, present Chinese collectors accustomed to call them "Red Cash" too.

Sinkiang Red Cash

China was known as "Serice" [means a country of silk] by the peoples of ancient Greece and Roma. Sinkiang is just located on the trunk of the Silk Road which connected the Central China and the western world before the sea route was germinated in the modern times. Since the establishment of the "Hsi-Yu Tu-HU-Fu" [General Governor's Office of the Western Region] in [now northeastern of Luntai] in the 2nd year of the Shen-Chueh period (60BC) of Emperor Hsuan Ti reign of the Western Han Dynasty, Sinkiang has been under the control sporadically of the Chinese governments of each dynasty for more than 2000 years.
Silk Road served as an important route of economic and cultural exchanges between the East and the West in the past. Before the issue of official currencies by the governments of ancient China, various kinds of coin were flowed into Sinkiang from Central-Asian, West-Asian as well as Central China and were circulated in different regions.

During early Qing dynasty, Dzungaria Tribes-made "Pul" copper coin were widely circulated in Sinkiang until the rebellion of the Dzungaria Tribes was put down by the Qing government in 1757.
Sinkiang had its own coinage was postponed until 1760, when the establishment of the (Yarkand) Yerkiyang Mint [now Sache] by the decree of Emperor Ch'ienlung of the Qing Dynasty. From that time, all the Dzungaria Tribes-made "Pul" coppers current in South Sinkiang be melted and recast into "Ch'ien Lung T'ung Pao" red cash in the same shape as the Qing standard cash.

Red Cash was a special currency, because it was made of pure copper with Urgur and Han inscriptions on the reverse. During the later period of Qing Dynasty, some of the red cash were inscribed with Manchu scripts on the reverse too. Actually, Sinkiang Standard Cash of IIi Mint and Tihwa Mint were made of copper, present Chinese collectors accustomed to call them "Red Cash" too.

Pul coin was minted in Central Asia. "Pul" means copper money and "Tanga" means silver money. "Pul" was cast with copper, each piece weighting 0.2 tael and 50 pieces made a Tanga. As red cash was also made of copper, Chinese accustomed to call them "Pul" too. Sinkiang is deivided by the Tianshan Mountains into two parts in the geographical features. In Chinese numismatics, the north of Tianshan Mountains is belonged to Standard Cash Circulation Zone, while the south of Tianshan Mountains is Red Cash Circulation Zone. During the early period of the Qing Dynasty, red cash were permitted to circulate in the south of Sinkiang only, until the 16th year of the Emperor Kuangshu region (1890), red cash was circulated in the north of Sinkiang too. The exchange rate of red cash for standard cash was 1 to 5 at the early beginning. After 1760, when red cash started to circulate in the south of Sinkiang, standard cash from the other parts of China still circulating in the north of Sinkiang.

 

 

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Hartill 22.1479 China Islamic Xinjiang Red Cash Kucha Mint Guangxu Value 10 Rare

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