½ Liang Type 5

½ Liang (Type 5) -  obverse½ Liang (Type 5) -  reverse

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Issuer China (ancient)
Ruling authority Western Han dynasty › Anonymous (202 BC - 8 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 136 BC - 118 BC
Value 1/2 Liang (1/2)
Currency Liang
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.33 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 61238
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Hartill# 7.29,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
FD# 432,
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, USA.
Schjoth# 104
Fredrik Schjöth; 1976. Chinese Currency. Andrew Publishing Co., London, United Kingdom.


Two Chinese ideograms read right to left.

Lettering: 两半

Ban Liang
Half ounce


Blank (uniface).




Five main types exist:
- Type 1: Weight around 8 grams.
- Type 2: Weight around 5 grams.
- Type 3: Weight less than 2 grams.
- Type 4: Weight less than (or around) 3 grams; without rims.
- Type 5: Weight less than (or around) 3 grams; with rims.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (136 BC - 118 BC)  11% Hartill#17.29: E-like Liang
ND (136 BC - 118 BC)  89% Hartill#7.32: M-like Liang

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