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1 Cash - Guangxu Boo-Guwang

1 Cash - Guangxu (Boo-Guwang) -  obverse 1 Cash - Guangxu (Boo-Guwang) -  reverse

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Features

Country China - Empire (Guangdong province (Kwangtung))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1890-1899
Value 1 Cash (0.001)
Composition Brass
Weight 2.7 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 0.9 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References Hartill# 22.1335, Schjoth# 1587, Y# 190
Cast Chinese Coins
by David Hartill
(Trafford Publishing)
Chinese Currency
by Fredrik Schjöth
(Andrew Publishing Co.)
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)

Obverse

Chinese ideograms
- Top to bottom:
光緒 = Guāng Xù, 10th emperor of the Qing dynasty (Manchu) 1875-1908.
- Left to right:
寶通 = Bǎo Tōng, means currency

Lettering:

寶 通

Reverse

In Manchu prints, the mint name: Boo-Guwang (Canton)

Lettering: ᠪᠣᠣ ᡤᡠᠸᠠᠩ

Edge

Smooth

Comments

2 minor varieties exist: a heavy variety ( 8 fen or over 2.8 g, struck from 1890 to 1895) and a light variety (7 fen or under 2.8 g, struck from 1895 to 1899)

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ND (1890-1899)  1,059,253,000 0.64 1.40 1.99

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