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1 Cash - Kaiqing

1 Cash - Kaiqing -  obverse 1 Cash - Kaiqing -  reverse

Obverse © Ollisaarinen - Reverse © ollisaarinen

Features

Country China - Empire
Emperor Song Lizong (1224-1264)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1259
Value 1 Cash (0.001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.4 g
Diameter 25.2 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References FD# 1571, Schjoth# 1036, Hartill# 17.827
Fisher's Ding
by Fubao Ding
(George A. Fisher)
Chinese Currency
by Fredrik Schjöth
(Andrew Publishing Co.)
Cast Chinese Coins
by David Hartill
(Trafford Publishing)

Obverse

Chinese ideograms
- Top to bottom:
開慶 = Kaiqing, the seventh era of Lizong (1259), the 14th emperor of the Song Dynasty from 1225 to 1264.
- Right to left:
通寶 = Tong bao, means currency.

Lettering:
 開
寶 通
 慶

Reverse

Year of issue above hole.

Lettering:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1259 元

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