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1 Cash - Kaiqing Tongbao

1 Cash - Kaiqing (Tongbao) -  obverse1 Cash - Kaiqing (Tongbao) -  reverse

Obverse © Ollisaarinen - Reverse © ollisaarinen

Features

Country China - Empire
Emperor Lizong (1224-1264, Southern Song dynasty)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1 (1259)
Calendar Chinese - Kaiqing era
Value 1 Cash (1)
Currency Cash (621-1912)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.42 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Hartill# 17.827,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781787194946.
FD# 1571,
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, USA.
Schjoth# 1036
Fredrik Schjöth; 1976. Chinese Currency. Andrew Publishing Co., London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Four Chinese ideograms read top to bottom, right to left (in Regular script).

Lettering:
 開
寶 通
 慶

Translation:
Kai Qing Tong Bao
Kaiqing (7th era of Lizong, 1259) / Universal currency

Reverse

One Chinese ideogram above.

Lettering:

Translation:
Yuan
Year 1

Edge

Smooth.

Mints

Yongping Mint, Raozhou, modern-day Boyang, Jiangxi, China
Guangji Mint, Shizhou, modern-day Yichang, Hubei, China
Shenquan Mint, Muzhou, modern-day Jiande, Zhejiang, China

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1 (1259)  Year 元 (Yuan)

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