5 Cash - Guangxu Boo-su

Features

Issuer Empire of China
Emperor Qing dynasty › Guangxu (1875-1908)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1905-1907
Value 5 Cash (5)
Currency Cash (621-1912)
Composition Brass
Weight 7.52 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 226745
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Hartill# 22.1367,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
FD# 2636
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, USA.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
 光
寶 重
 緒

Translation:
Guang Xu Zhong Bao
Guangxu (Emperor) / Heavy currency

Reverse

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

Lettering:

ᠪᠣᠣ ᠰᡠ

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

Edge

Smooth.

Mint

Suzhou Mint, Jiangsu, China (1668-1907)

Comments

In total, 36,000 strings of these pieces were cast.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1905-1907)  36 000 000

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