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Schjöth 1436, Hartill 11.2-3 Type 2 (QC) & 22.103 (CCC), KM 331.1
Kangxi (1662-1722)

1 cash (cast brass), 1686 [?]-1692 [?], Guangdong province (Guangzhou or Zhaoqing mint), 27 mm.

Obv: Kangxi tongbao.

Rev: Guwang (in Manchurian) to the left, guang (in Chinese) to the right.

Type 2 is comprised of coins with a two dot tong and a nominal weight of 1 qian (= 3.73 grams). They exhibit local workmanship.

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 8 (QC) & 15 (CCC)
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