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Got this one in a group lot today, and I'm not sure where/how to look for the attribution. I'm guessing 19th century Chinese, but that's as far as I've got. Any help on identification would be greatly appreciated! 




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7 minutes ago, John Conduitt said:

If geniune, it would be Guangxu Tongbao (Emperor Guangxu circulating currency) 1 cash, 1890-1899 https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces6817.html

Just chiming in, this is correct and it is a genuine example. These were struck rather than cast, unusual for Chinese cash, and it was minted close to the end of the Qing Dynasty.

Edit: here's my example!


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1 hour ago, shanxi said:

These minted cash coins are quite interesting. Here are are a few more types:


Guang Xu, Nanjing



Guang Xu, Guangzhou


Guang Xu, Guangzhou


Pu Yi, Guangzhou


Pu Yi, BOR


Nice set here! It's cool to see so many different types of these struck cash coins.

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