1 Cash - Taiping Tongbao

Features

Issuer Small Sword Society (Dynastic rebels)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1854-1855
Value 1 Cash
Currency Cash (1854-1855)
Composition Brass
Weight 3.78 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Technique Cast
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
271975
References Hartill# 23.30
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

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

Script: Chinese (traditional, regular script)

Lettering:
 太
寶 通
 平

Translation:
Tai Ping Tong Bao
Taiping / Universal currency

Reverse

Blank (uniface).

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Taizong of the Northern Song dynasty had an identical era name from 976 to 984 (1st era). These coins are distinguishable by the composition: the Northern Song coins are made of bronze whereas these are made of brass.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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