5 Cash - Xianfeng Zhongbao; Boo-de; iron

Features

Issuer Empire of China
Emperor Qing dynasty › Xianfeng (1850-1861)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1855
Value 5 Cash
Currency Cash (621-1912)
Composition Iron
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Technique Cast
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 226306
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Hartill# 22.1059,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
FD# 2531
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, United States.

Obverse

Four Chinese ideograms read top to bottom, right to left.

Script: Chinese (traditional, regular script)

Lettering:
 咸
寶 重
 豐

Translation:
Xian Feng Zhong Bao
Xianfeng (Emperor) / Heavy currency

Reverse

Two Manchu words (read vertically) separated by the hole, all with one Chinese ideogram above and one below.

Scripts: Chinese (traditional, regular script), Mongolian / Manchu

Lettering:

ᠪᠣᠣ ᡩᡝ

Translation:
Dang Wu / Boo-de
Value 5 / Boo-de

Edge

Smooth.

Mint

Chengde Mint, Hebei, China (1854-1855)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1855) 

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