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1800s China Qing Dynasty 1 Cash Tongbao


1 cash coins were a type of coins of China and East Asia, used from the 4th century BC until the 20th century AD. These coins are characterized by thier round outer shape and a square center hole.


Originally cast during the Warring States period, these coins continued to be used for the entirety of Imperial China as well as under Mongol and Manchu rule. 


The last Chinese cash coins were cast in the first year of the Repulbic of China. Most cash coins were made from copper or bronze alloys, with iron, lead, and zinc coins occasionally used less often throughout Chinese history.


During most of their production, cash coins were cast, but during the late Qing Dynasty. machine struck cash coins began to be made. As the cash coins produced over Chinese history were similar, thousand-year-old cash coins produced during the Northern Song Dynasty continued to circulate as valid currency well into the early twentieth century.


In the modern era, these coins are Chinese "good luck coins", they are hung on strings round the necks of children, or over the beds of sick people.



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1800s China Qing Dynasty 1 Cash Tongbao

SKU: China Cash Coins - Tongbao - 4
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