Rare ANCIENT CHINA 10 Cash Qi Xiang Zhong Bao Board of Labour Mint 1861AD
Qi Xiang Zhong Bao 1861 AD
Rev: Manchurian inscription "Bao Yuan"
Beijing Board of Labour Mint !
當 十 One Coin Value 10 Cash
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Reference: Hartill 22.1124
Weight: 18 grams; Size: 36 mm
Emperor MU TSUNG
Mu Tsung is unusual amongst Ch'ing dynasty emperors in that he had two reign titles, although one of them was only in use for a very short period of time (probably a few weeks).
Reign title: CH'I-HSIANG, AD 1861Coins of this reign title are very rare and most if not all examples are either seed or mother cash. Hartill (page 393) says he does not believe any circulation examples were cast, and only lists examples from Board of Works and Board of Revenue mint. Schjoth did not list any examples.