Hartill22.1228 China Islamic Xinjiang Red Cash Tong Zhi Value 10 Kuqa Mint كۇچار

Tong Zhi Tong Bao, Xinjiang Red Cash Value 10

Rev: Manchurian inscription: Kuche,

Uyghur language: Kuqa كۇچار

Chinese: Ku value 10

Xinjiang Kuqa Mint كۇچار



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Reference: Hartill 22.1228

Material: Red Copper

Weight: 4.6 grams; Size: 25.2 mm

Reign title: Tong Zhi, 1856 – 12 January 1875



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.

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Hartill22.1228 China Islamic Xinjiang Red Cash Tong Zhi Value 10 Kuqa Mint كۇچار



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