Xuan Tong Tong Bao The last Emperor PUYI 1909 Bao Quan Beijing Board Revenue Mint
Rev: Manchurian inscription " Bao Quan "
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Obverse: Xuan Tong Tong Bao
Reverse: "BOO" on the left and "CIOWAN" (Board of Revenue mint) on the right.
Normally seen nearly "as cast" but are normally roughly finished.
Catalog Number: C# 1-19 (small)
The use of cast cash coinage all but came to an an end shortly after 1912, so these Hsuan-T'ung coins saw little use and are normally seen in a grade of XF to near mint state condition with clear original file marks. Coins appearing to grading F or VF are usually just poor castings rather than worn coins.
Puye was the last emperor of China. He was only three years old when he come to the throne, then was forced to abdicate to the forces of the Republic 1912, but continued to live in the Imperial palace until 1924. In 1932 when the Japanese made him president of Manchukuo, and then changed his title to Emperor of Manchukuo in 1934, with reign title: K'ANG-TE.
Reign title: HSUAN-T'UNG, 1908 - 1912