1 Cash - Xining Yuanbao; Seal script; type 2

1 Cash - Xining (Yuanbao; Seal script; type 2) -  obverse1 Cash - Xining (Yuanbao; Seal script; type 2) -  reverse

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Country Empire of China
Emperor Shenzong (1067-1085, Northern Song dynasty)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1068-1077
Value 1 Cash (1)
Currency Cash (621-1912)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.57 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Hartill# 16.171,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
FD# 945,
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, USA.
Schjoth# 529
Fredrik Schjöth; 1976. Chinese Currency. Andrew Publishing Co., London, United Kingdom.


Four Chinese ideograms read clockwise (in Seal script).

寶 寧

Xi Ning Yuan Bao
Xining (1st era of Shenzong, 1068-1077) / Original currency


Blank (uniface).



1 Cash - Xining (Yuanbao; Seal script; type 2) -  obverse

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Baoquan Mint, Ezhou, modern-day Wuchang, Hubei, China
Boji Mint, Yizhou, modern-day Pingliang, Gansu, China
Fengguo Mint, Jianzhou, modern-day Jian'ou, Fujian, China
Fumin Mint, Huizhou, modern-day Huizhou, Guangdong, China
Guanghui Mint, Nanping Army, modern-day Jiangjin, Chongqing, China
Guangji Mint, Shizhou, modern-day Yichang, Hubei, China
Guangji Mint, Wanzhou, modern-day Wanzhou, Chongqing, China
Guangning Mint, Jiangzhou, modern-day Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
Huazhou Mint, modern-day Huaxian, Shanxi, China
Qichun Mint, Hubei, China
Shenquan Mint, Muzhou, modern-day Jiande, Zhejiang, China
Susong Mint, Shuzhou, modern-day Susong, Anhui, China
Taoshan Garrison Mint (滔山镇监), Minzhou, modern-day Min County, Gansu, China (1076-1078)
Tong'an Mint, Shuzhou, modern-day Qianshan, Anhui, China
Weiyuan Garrison Mint, Tongyuan Army, modern-day Wushan, Gansu, China
Xining Mint, Hengzhou, modern-day Hengyang, Hunan, China
Yongfeng Mint, Chizhou, modern-day Guichi, Anhui, China
Yongping Mint, Raozhou, modern-day Boyang, Jiangxi, China
Yongxing Army, the Capital Mint, Jingzhao, modern-day Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Yuanfeng Mint, Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
Zaicheng Mint, Jingzhou, modern-day Lingbao, Henan, China
Zhuyang Mint, Jingzhou, modern-day Lingbao, Henan, China


The Type 1 and Type 2 Seal script coins have some major differences in the calligraphies of Xi and Ning.


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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1068-1077)  2.12 37% Hartill#16.171: Bao with long sides
ND (1068-1077)  1.85 79% Hartill#16.172-178: Bao with short sides (minor varieties)

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