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Reverse side of a Xian Feng Tong Bao copper 50 cash coin, from the Fuzhou Fujian Mint, circa 1851-61 AD, H22.782, C10-14.

Reverse side of a Xian Feng Tong Bao copper 50 cash coin, from the Fuzhou Fujian Mint, circa AD,

A large Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 50 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "Ji" (济南) Mint (直隸寶局), located in Zhili (直隸), Province (the province was subsequently dissolved in 1928 during the Republic of China era).   41.5 mm; 35 grams in weight.

A large Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 50 cash coin, cast from AD in the "Ji" (济南) Mint (直隸寶局), located in Zhili (直隸), Province (the province was subsequently dissolved in 1928 during the Republic of China era). 35 grams in weight.

A 'Shun Zhi Tong Bao' (顺治通寶) 1 cash coin cast from 1644-1653 AD during the reign of Emperor Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD). The top of the reverse side of this coin features the Chinese character 'Jing' (荆) indicating this coin was cast at the Qingzhou (荆州) Fu Mint, located in Hubei Province.  25mm in size; 4 grams in weight. S-1374.

A 'Shun Zhi Tong Bao' (顺治通寶) 1 cash coin cast from 1644-1653 AD during the reign of Emperor Shunzhi (1644-1661 AD). The top of the reverse side of this coin features the Chinese character 'Jing' (荆) indicating this coin was cast at the Qingzhou (荆州) Fu Mint, located in Hubei Province. 25mm in size; 4 grams in weight. S-1374.

A bronze Yong Zheng Tong Bao (雍正通寶) 1 cash coin cast from 1722–1735 AD, during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng, in the "Chang" (昌) Mint (江西寶昌局), located in Nanchang (南昌), Guangxi Province.   27mm in size; 5 grams in weight.

A bronze Yong Zheng Tong Bao (雍正通寶) 1 cash coin cast from AD, during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng, in the "Chang" (昌) Mint (江西寶昌局), located in Nanchang (南昌), Guangxi Province. 5 grams in weight.

A brass Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 10 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "Yili" (伊利) Mint (新疆寶伊局), located in Xinjiang (新疆) Province.   34mm in size; 14 grams in weight.

A brass Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 10 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "Yili" (伊利) Mint (新疆寶伊局), located in Xinjiang (新疆) Province. 34mm in size; 14 grams in weight.

Specimen 14c. Front, reverse and side profile of a large brass Xian Feng Tong Bao (咸豐通寶) 'Tian Xia Tai Ping' (天下太平) coin cast during the reign of Emperor Xianfeng (1851-1861 AD).   The Chinese script on this coin, which has a wider than normal rim reads,  'Tian Xia Tai Ping' (天下太平), meaning 'The World is at Peace'.  XF condition.   43mm in size; 20 grams in weight.      Estimated Value:   (USD):  $525-675;  (RMB): 3,500-4,500.

Specimen 14c. Front, reverse and side profile of a large brass Xian Feng Tong Bao (咸豐通寶) 'Tian Xia Tai Ping' (天下太平) coin cast during the reign of Emperor Xianfeng (1851-1861 AD). The Chinese script on this coin, which has a wider than normal rim reads, 'Tian Xia Tai Ping' (天下太平), meaning 'The World is at Peace'. XF condition. 43mm in size; 20 grams in weight. Estimated Value: (USD): $525-675; (RMB): 3,500-4,500.

40a.   The obverse side of a very rare variety of a Hong Zhi Tong Bao (弘治通寶) 1 cash coin cast during the reign of Hongzhi, the 8th emperor of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1487–1505).   The reverse side of this coin is plain.   26.5mm in size; 8 grams in weight.   This is a probable 'mother' cash coin, because  it weighs 8 grams, twice as much as the normal 1 cash coin from this emperor's reign.  S-1176a.

40a. The obverse side of a very rare variety of a Hong Zhi Tong Bao (弘治通寶) 1 cash coin cast during the reign of Hongzhi, the 8th emperor of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1487–1505). The reverse side of this coin is plain. 26.5mm in size; 8 grams in weight. This is a probable 'mother' cash coin, because it weighs 8 grams, twice as much as the normal 1 cash coin from this emperor's reign. S-1176a.

A Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 20 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "Fu" (福) Mint (福建寶河局), located in Fujian Province. The rim of the reverse side of the coin is stamped "Ji Zhong Yi Liang" (meaning: 'weighing one tael').  Both side of this coin features some patina and encrustation.  There are also some minor dents and pitting and scratches on the rim.  Also, the character 王 is etched on front top right side rim and 刀 on the reverse lower right rim.   47mm in size; 37 grams in weight.

A Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 20 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "Fu" (福) Mint (福建寶河局), located in Fujian Province. The rim of the reverse side of the coin is stamped "Ji Zhong Yi Liang" (meaning: 'weighing one tael'). Both side of this coin features some patina and encrustation. There are also some minor dents and pitting and scratches on the rim. Also, the character 王 is etched on front top right side rim and 刀 on the reverse lower right rim. 47mm in size; 37 grams in weight.

9a.  Obverse side of a Da Ding Tong Bao (大定通寶) 1 cash coin cast during the 大定 reign title of Emperor Shìzōng (世宗) (1161–1189 AD) of the Jin (金) Dynasty (1190–1208 AD).   The reverse side of this coin is plain. 25mm in size, 4+ grams in weight.  S-1086

Obverse side of a Da Ding Tong Bao (大定通寶) 1 cash coin cast during the 大定 reign title of Emperor Shìzōng (世宗) AD) of the Jin (金) Dynasty AD). The reverse side of this coin is plain. in size, grams in weight.

A large brass Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 50 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "De" (德) Mint (承德寶德局), located in what is now known as Chengde (承德), Hebei Province. During the Qing Dynasty period, Chengde was formerly called Jehol or Rehe (simplified Chinese: 热河; traditional Chinese: 熱河).       42.5mm; 35 grams in weight.   FD-2533.

A large brass Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 50 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "De" (德) Mint (承德寶德局), located in what is now known as Chengde (承德), Hebei Province. During the Qing Dynasty period, Chengde was formerly called Jehol or Rehe (simplified Chinese: 热河; traditional Chinese: 熱河). 42.5mm; 35 grams in weight. FD-2533.

3b.  Reverse side of a Li Yong Tong Bao (利用通宝) 1 Candareen cash coin cast during the rule of Ming Rebel Wu Sangui (吳三桂) a Chinese military general who was instrumental in the fall of the Ming Dynasty and the establishment of the Qing Dynasty in 1644.   Wu in 1678 declared himself Emperor of China and ruler of the "Great Zhou" (1644-1678).   The reverse side, from top to bottom reads, 'Yi Fen' (1 Candareen). 40mm; 14 grams.   S-1343; FD-2153.

3b. Reverse side of a Li Yong Tong Bao (利用通宝) 1 Candareen cash coin cast during the rule of Ming Rebel Wu Sangui (吳三桂) a Chinese military general who was instrumental in the fall of the Ming Dynasty and the establishment of the Qing Dynasty in 1644. Wu in 1678 declared himself Emperor of China and ruler of the "Great Zhou" (1644-1678). The reverse side, from top to bottom reads, 'Yi Fen' (1 Candareen). 40mm; 14 grams. S-1343; FD-2153.

41a.  Obverse side of a 'Zheng He Tong Bao' (政和通寶) 1 cash coin cast during the 1111-1118 AD 'Zhenghe' reign title of Emperor Huizong (徽宗) (1100–1125 AD), of the Northern Song (北宋) Dynasty (960- 1127 AD). The obverse side features 'orthodox' script while the reverse side is plain.   25mm in size; 4 grams in weight. S-635.

41a. Obverse side of a 'Zheng He Tong Bao' (政和通寶) 1 cash coin cast during the 1111-1118 AD 'Zhenghe' reign title of Emperor Huizong (徽宗) (1100–1125 AD), of the Northern Song (北宋) Dynasty (960- 1127 AD). The obverse side features 'orthodox' script while the reverse side is plain. 25mm in size; 4 grams in weight. S-635.

Specimen 5a.  The front, reverse and side profile of a large Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 20 cash coin, cast from 1851–1861 AD in the "Fu" (福) Mint (福建寶河局), located in Fujian (福建) Province.  This beautiful coin is 45mm in size; 39 grams in weight; 3.5mm in thickness.

A large Xian Feng Zhong Bao (咸豐重寶) 20 cash coin, cast from AD in the "Fu" (福) Mint (福建寶河局), located in Fujian (福建) Province. This beautiful coin is in size; 39 grams in weight; in thickness.

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