1 Cash - Honghua Tongbao

1 Cash - Honghua (Tongbao) - obverse1 Cash - Honghua (Tongbao) - reverse

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Issuer Great Zhou dynasty (Dynastic rebels)
Emperor Wu Shifan (1678-1681)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1679-1681
Value 1 Cash
Currency Cash (1674-1681)
Composition Brass
Weight 3.29 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Technique Cast
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Hartill# 21.112,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
FD# 2163,
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, United States.
Schjoth# 1348
Fredrik Schjöth; 1976. Chinese Currency. Andrew Publishing Co., London, United Kingdom.


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

Script: Chinese (traditional, regular script)

寶 通

Hong Hua Tong Bao
Honghua (era of Wu Shifan, 1679-1681) / Universal currency


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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1679-1681)  $ 3.80 100% Hartill#21.112-115: Tong with closed head (Yunnan Mint; minor varieties)
ND (1679-1681)  0% Hartill#22.121: Tong with open head (Guizhou Mint)

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