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Yung Zheng T'ung Pao

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

( 1723 ~ 1736 A.D. )

Part E

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

ObverseReverse Description
No. 0016
Mint: Kiangsu
Diam. 27 mm
Wt. 5 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
The "Pao Su" Mint was first established at Kiang-ning in Kiangsu Province in 1648, yet the Emperor Sheng Tsu ordered the cash coin minting to be resumed in 1670. This coin was cast in Soochow Mint which was first established in 1667.
Obverse Reverse Description
No. 0017
Mint: Kiangsu
Diam. 27.5 mm
Wt. 4.9 g.
Rareness C
Peculiarity
This Yung Zheng "Pao Su" coin is very uncommon for its convexity on the right side of the inner rim on the reverse of the coin. I think this is a mint mark of the coin.
Obverse Reverse Description
No. 0018
Mint: Kiangsu
Diam. 28 mm
Wt. 6.7 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
This coin is big. Its surfaces, however, hadn't been filed and polished. Mr. Ma Ting Hsiang ( 1916-1991 ) said that recently many Yang Ch'ien were found in Tan Ch'iao of Chia Hsing city in Kiangsu Province in the book "Hsien Feng Ch'uan Hui". He also believed that Tan Ch'iao was the place for casting trial.
ObverseReverseDescription
No. 0024
Mint: Kweichow
Diam. 26 mm
Wt. 4.3 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
Pao-Ch'ien Mint was established in Pi-chieh of Kweichow province casting coins from the 8th year of the Yung Zheng reign (1730AD) until Hsien Feng reign.
ObverseReverse Description
No. 0019
Mint: Kweichow
Diam. 25.5 mm
Wt. 3.0 g.
Rareness E
Peculiarity
This coin is 3 grams only, I think it is too much below the standard in weight. Please be noted that the "Pao Ch'ien" of Yung Zheng T'ung Pao in 2 cash ( che-erh ) is a very rare coin. This coin was only 1 cash in value.


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

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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