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Yung Zheng T'ung Pao

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

( 1723 ~ 1736 A.D. )

Part C

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. 0008
Mint: Honan
Diam. 27 mm
Wt. 5.0 g.
Rareness D
Peculiarity
Pao Ho Mint which began to cast coins in 1647 of the Shun Zhi reign. It had stopped casting coins from 1736 of the Chien Long reign, until 1854, the fourth year of the Hsien Feng reign it cast coins again. So that there should be no Pao-Ho coin of Chien Long, Chia Ch'ing and Dao Kuang reign.

ObverseReverse Description
No. 0009
Mint: Kansu
Diam. 25.5 mm
Wt. 4.9 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
This coin is popularly known as "Kuan Tao Chien". [ Kuan Tao : The knife used by Kuan Yun Chang of the Three Kingdoms period.] It is popularly used as amulet for children. Manchu script "Kung" looks like a "Kuan Tao" on the reverse. Another famous copper cash used as charm is K'ang Hsi T'ung Pao
Another famous copper cash used as charm is "Lohan Ch'ien" (or Lohan cash). [Lohan: disciples of Buddha]

ObverseReverse Description
No. 0010
Mint: Kansu
Diam. 26 mm
Wt. 5.1 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
This is another Pao Kung coin of Yung Zheng's Reign. On the reverse side, the Manchu script "Kung" slightly different with the upper one.

ObverseReverse Description
No. 0381
Mint: Kansu
Diam. 26 mm
Wt. 5.6 g.
Rareness C
Peculiarity
This is another Pao Kung coin of Yung Zheng's Reign. But it was cast with a very broad rim on the both sides. The legend of this cash is completely written in Li Shu (clerical script) in Chinese calligraphy. This coin is a quite rare copper cash.

Obverse ReverseDescription
No. 0011
Mint: Hunan
Diam. 27 mm
Wt. 5 g.
Rareness C
Peculiarity
Pao Nan Mint cast coins from the 7th year of the Yung Zheng reign (1729AD) until the 11th year of the Yung Zheng reign (1732AD). The mint actually had cast coins less than 3 years. Pleasse don't forget the reddish appearance of Pao Nan Yung Zheng cash. It is because there are so many counterfeit Yung Zheng Pao Nan cash in the collecting markets. This cash is very rare amount all the Yung Zheng coins. If you have chance, don't give up to collect one.

ObverseReverseDescription
No. 0012
Mint: Board of Revenue
Diam. 26 mm
Wt. 4.1 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
Hu-pu Pao Ch'uan Chu [Board of Revenue] first established in 1644 casting coins until the beginning of the Hsuan T'ung reign (1909) lasting more than 255 years. The rim of this coin is quite wide.



More about Kuan Tao Chien of Yung Cheng T'ung Pao or

More about Yung Zheng T'ung Pao Part A, or Part B, 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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