Silver Proof Qian Yuan Zhong Bao 10 Cash 756 Tang Dynasty Crescent Pregnant Star

Silver Proof Qian Yuan Zhong Bao 10 Cash 756 Tang Dynasty Crescent Pregnant Star

Tang Dynasty

Qian Yuan Zhong Bao, 756-762 AD

Silver Proof Pattern Coin, 10 Cash Coin

Mint Mark Dot above Crescent, Pregnant star
 

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Reference: Hartill 14.104

Material: Solid Fine Silver

Weight: 8.8 grams; Size: 28.8 mm
Very Attractive black silver tone, Extremely Rare!

Qian Yuan Zhong Bao; 756-762 AD, 10 Cash Coin

Obv: Qian Yuan Zhong Bao

Rev: Mint Mark Dot above Crescent, Pregnant star

 

Qian Yuan zhong bao (Chinese: 乾元重寶; pinyin: qi醤 yu醤 zh騨g bǎo) were issued by Emperor Su Zong (756-62) to pay the army fighting against the rebels. Coins of the first issue, in 758, were the equivalent of 10 ordinary cash. Each coin weighed 1.6 qian. The second issue, from 759, was of larger coins, one of which was to be the equivalent of 50 cash. These coins have a double rim on the reverse and are known as the Zhong Lun (Heavy Wheel) cash. Their weight was twice that of the 10 cash coins. After scenes that foreshadowed the Xianfeng period (1853), with hundreds of people executed for forgery, the large Qian Yuan coins were devalued to 30 cash. In 762, the smaller coins were devalued to 2 cash, and the Heavy Wheel cash to 3 cash. Small Qian Yuans, worth one Kai Yuan, were also issued

 

 

 

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Silver Proof Qian Yuan Zhong Bao 10 Cash 756 Tang Dynasty Crescent Pregnant Star

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