Palace Coin Tian Xia Tai Ping " World peace" Bagua (Eight Trigram)
Rev: Bagua (Eight Trigram)
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The Qianlong Emperor 1711 -1799 AD
Tianxia Taiping Coins.
These coins have on the reverse: 天下太平 Tian Xia Tai Ping (Heaven below Great Peace - Peace on Earth), and the period titles, Qianlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Xianfeng, Tongzhi, Guangxu or Xuantong on the obverse combined with tong bao, or occasionally zhong bao.
The Register of Large Cash says: " These coins were used for presentation in the Palace of Ancestral Worship, each wrapped in a piece of rectangular cloth. Each time an Emperor ascended to his ancestors (died), they were replaced with newly cast coins."
Some of these are clearly of Board of Revenue manufacture.
Rs.: The reverse side displays the bagua. The trigrams on this charm from the top and clockwise are as follows: xun 巽 (wind), li 离 (fire), kun 坤 (earth), dui 兑 (lake), qian 乾 (heaven), kan 坎 (water), gen 艮 (mountain), and zhen 震 (thunder).