½ Liang Type 4; with lines

Features

Country China (ancient)
Ruling authority Anonymous (202 BC - 8 BC, Western Han dynasty)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 175 BC - 118 BC
Value 1/2 Liang (1/2)
Currency Liang
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.22 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Demonetized Yes
References Hartill# 7.19,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781787194946.
FD# 423
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, USA.

Obverse

Two Chinese ideograms read right to left, all with at least one line above.

Lettering: 兩半

Translation:
Ban Liang
Half ounce

Reverse

Blank (uniface).

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Five main types exist:
- Type 1: Weight around 8 grams.
- Type 2: Weight around 5 grams.
- Type 3: Weight less than 2 grams.
- Type 4: Weight less than (or around) 3 grams; without rims.
- Type 5: Weight less than (or around) 3 grams; with rims.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (175 BC - 118 BC)  Hartill#(n/a): Three lines
ND (175 BC - 118 BC)  Hartill#7.19: One line
ND (175 BC - 118 BC)  Hartill#7.20: Two lines

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