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Schjöth 1437, Hartill 26.6-7 Type 1, KM 332
Kangxi (1662-1722)

1 cash (cast brass), 1667-1674, Zhejiang province (in Hangzhou), 27 mm.

Obv: Kangxi tongbao.

Rev: Je (in Manchurian) to the left, zhe (in Chinese) to the right.

Type 1 is comprised of coins with a two dot tong and a nominal weight of 1.4 qian (= 5.22 grams). They are large, well-made coins.

This is one of a series of twenty coins known as poem coins (shi qian), which, according to folklore, have talismanic qualities when placed together. The coins were put in a specific order in which the mint names formed a poem. The poem did not have a particular meaning, but rhymed according to the rules of classical Chinese poetry.

Hartill rarity 9 (QC) & 15 (CCC).
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