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Chinese Copper Coins III



During the later Qing dynasty, the coinage of the ancient copper coins had been suspended in most of the provinces in China. The Mint masters found that they could not cast the tranditional cash coins economically, they stopped casting and engaged in another kind of circular coin struck by machinery without a square hole in the centre. It was known as "T'ung Yuan" [copper coin], or "T'ung Hsien" [copper cent] and or "Tung Pan" [copper plate] Each one is equivalent to ten cash. Later, there were also denominations of 1, 2, 5, 20, and 30 cash.
Copper Coin was first minted in Kwangtung province in the 26th years of the "Kwang Hsu" reign (1900AD).


Some sources date these posted below 10 cash pieces bearing crossed flags circa about 1912, but many were not struck until the 1920s.


Marks of Rareness of the Collected Currencies
Extremely Rare A ~ Very Rare B ~ Rare C ~ Not So Many D ~ Common E

ObverseReverse Description
No. 385
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
There are more than ten recognized varieties of the Commeemorative 10 cash copper coins. They come in a variety of designs, ranging from simple to intricate. These varieties are usually not identified by even the Chinese collectors for lack of references.

The obverse of this coin is the official design of iron-and-blood 18-star flag and the five-colour flag crossed in center, encircled with the words in Chinese "The Republic of China" and "Incommemoration of Inauguration" and some decorative designs on either side.

In the centre of the reverse is inscribed the coin's face value and the design of good harvest, with words "THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA, TEN CASH" in English with Chinese translation in its surrounding and some asterisks on either side.

ObverseReverse Description
No. 386
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
OBVERSE:
On top of this coin in Chinese, The Republic of China. The official design of iron-and-blood 18-star flag and the five-colour flag crossed in center. At bottom in Chinese, Coin to commemorate in the Birth of the Republic.

REVERSE:
In centre, Chinese characters means 10 cash. On top is the legend THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA and below 10 Cash in English which are separated by asterisks.

ObverseReverse Description
No. 387
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
There are

ObverseReverse Description
No. 388
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
There are more t

ObverseReverse Description
No. 389
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
There are mo

ObverseReverse Description
No. 390
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
There ar

ObverseReverse Description
No. 391
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness E
This 10 cash Hdition.
ObverseReverse Description
No. 392
Diam.
?? mm
Wt. ? g.
Mint Evolution and PeculiarityRareness D
There are



More about Copper Coin in Chinese History


    Bibliography

  1. A History of Chinese Currency (16th Century BC - 20th Century AD), 1983 Jointly Published by Xinhua (New China) Publishing House N.C.N. Limited M.A.O. Management Group Ltd. ISBN 962 7094 01 3
  2. Pang Hsin Wei:中國貨幣史,上海人民出版社。(The Currency History of China.), 1988. ISBN7-208-00196-0/K.47
  3. Chester L. Krause and Clifford Mishler Colin R. Bruce II. : Standard catalog of World Coins 1991, 18th edition


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