Hartill22.1091 Xinjiang province Yili Mint Xian Feng Yuan Bao 100 cash AD1851-61 CHINA
ANCIENT CHINA Qing Dynasty
Xiang Feng Yuan Bao
Mint Yili, Xinjiang province, 500 cash
Rev: Manchurian inscription "Bao Yi"
當 百 One Coin Value 100 Cash
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Reference: Hartill 22.1091
51 mm; 48 grams! 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. There was also a system of obverse variations as shown below :