Hartill 22.931 ANCIENT CHINA Large 50 Cash Coin Xian Feng Mint Bao Chang Jiangxi
Xiang Feng Zhong Bao
Rev: Manchurian inscription "Bao Chang"
Jiangxi Nanchang Mint !
Rev: 當 五十 Dang 50 - equal to 50 cash
Xian Feng Zhong Bao, 1851-61, 50 cash, H22.931, C15-6.1, (1855-60), Jiangxi
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Reference: Hartill 22.931
Weight: 39 grams; Size: 50 mm; Brass
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.
Reign title: HSIEN FENG, AD 1851-1861