Hartill 22.750 Xian Feng Zhong Bao 5 Cash CHINA Board of Labor Mint in Beijing
Xiang Feng Zhong Bao
Rev: Manchurian inscription "Bao Yuan"
Beijing Board of Labor Mint !
One Coin Value 5 Cash
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Reference: Hartill 22.750
Weight: 6.7 grams; Size: 29.7 mm
Emperor WEN TSUNG
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.