Hartill 22.735 Rare Mother coin for the Iron Coin mint 戴書鐡母 Brass Dai script 10 Cash Xian Feng Revenue Mint 1854
Xiang Feng Zhong Bao, 10 Cash,
Dai script, The style of the famous calligrapher Dai Chunshi.
A Mother coin for the Iron Coin mint
Reference: Hartill 22.735 Iron Cash in Brass
戴 Dai script, The style of the famous calligrapher Dai Chunshi.
Weight: 22 grams; Size: 37.4 mm; Material: Brass
Obv: Xian Feng Zhong Bao
Rev: Manchurian inscription "Bao Quan"
當 十 One Coin Value 10 Cash
The Xianfeng Emperor
The Xianfeng Emperor (simplified Chinese: 咸丰帝; traditional Chinese: 咸豐帝; pinyin: Xi醤fēng D? Wade朑iles: Hsien-feng Ti; 17 July 1831 ?22 August 1861), personal name I-ju (or Yizhu), was the ninth Emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty, and the seventh Qing emperor to rule over China, from 1850 to 1861.
The Xianfeng 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.