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Yung Zheng T'ung Pao

[ Yung Cheng T'ung Pao or Yong Zheng Tong Bao ]

( 1723 ~ 1736 A.D.
Part B

During the reign of Yung Zheng, there was probably no need for a more issue of coins for the market demand in the country, because of the sufficien coins minted in the reign of K'anghsi, and also due to the shortage of copper supply at that time. The issue of Yung Zheng T'ung Pao was limited, not so many of them are extant today.



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

ObverseReverseDescription
No. 0004
Mint: Szuchuan
Diam. 27 mm
Wt. 4.4 g.
Rareness C
Peculiarity
Pao Ch'uan Mint was almost independent of copper supplied from other places. But, Pao Ch'uan Mint established late in 1732, it had cast Yung Zheng coins for 4 years only, that is why Yung Zheng "Pao Ch'uan" coin is a rare coin.
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 0005
Mint: Shansi
Diam. 26.5 mm
Wt. 5.6 g.
Rareness D
Peculiarity
This Yung Zheng "Pao Jin" coin to me is really a joking for its appearance, its inscriptions showed very bad in calligraphy and workmanship on the both obverse and reverse. Actually I had paid US$3 for it in 1987, though I wandered this coin might be counterfeit for years, until I had collected another "Pao-Jin" cash two years later. I spent US$6 for my second Yung Zheng "Pao Jin" cash. [Chinese collectors may be think that I am crazy to pay too much for a Yungzheng cash.] I found that the m etal composition of the two cash are different, the later one is a copper cash and this one is a brass cash. But their inscriptions are same bad in calligraphy, so I decided this cash is authentic. Later, I verified this cash with 故宮清錢譜 "Ku-Kung Ch'ing-Ch'ien Pu" by Huang P'end-Hsiao, 1937.
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 0006
Mint: Chekiang
Diam. 27 mm
Wt. 4.6 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
Pao Che Mint which began to cast coins in 1649 of the Shun Zhi reign. Its original name was Chekiang Provincial Mint. This is a common Yung Zheng T'ung Pao bearing Manchu characters "Pao" and "Che" on the reverse.
Obverse Reverse Description
No. 0021
Mint: Chekiang
Diam. 27 mm
Wt. 4.4 g.
Rareness D
Peculiarity
"Pao-che" of Yung Zheng is a common coin, but what do you think about it, if the Chinese characters "T'ung" on the obverse bearing a triangular head. "Pao-che" cash of the same type are not so many.
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 0007
Mint: Shantung
Diam. 26 mm
Wt. 4.85 g.
Rareness D
Peculiarity
According to the Chinese references, this cash is not so many. But I don't think this is a rare coin. This cash is very special that for it upper inner rim having a bridge shape curve. This peculiarity is happened only in Pao-Chi cash of Yung Zheng. I spent only US$1 for this cash from a coin peddler.


More about Yung Zheng T'ung Pao Part A, or Part C, or Part D, or Part E

My Spare Yung Zheng T'ung Pao Copper Cash on Sale


    Bibliography

  1. T'ang Yu K'un : 制錢通考 (A comprehensive study of chinese coins.)
  2. Ting Fu Pao : 古錢大辭典,中華書局 (A dictionary of ancient Chinese coins.)
  3. Pang Hsin Wei:中國貨幣史,上海人民出版社, (The Currency History of China.)
  4. Wei Chien Yu:中國近代貨幣史,群聯出版社 ,1955,(Currency history of Modern China.)







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