Shanxi province Xian Mint Xian Feng Period 100 cash proof 1851-61AD CHINA

Shanxi province Xian Mint Xian Feng Period 100 cash proof 1851-61AD CHINA

ANCIENT CHINA Qing Dynasty

 

Xiang Feng Period

Obv: Bao Shan Qian Ju, Shanxi province mint

Rev: Tai Ping Zhong Bao

50 mm; 36 grams !

 
 

Emperor WEN TSUNG
AD 1851-1861

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 :

 

 

 

 

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Shanxi province Xian Mint Xian Feng Period 100 cash proof 1851-61AD CHINA

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