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Schjöth 1419, Hartill 5.30 Type B1, KM --
Kangxi (1662-1722)

1 cash, 1680[?]-1690s [?], Board of Revenue mint (in Beijing), 23.5 mm.

Cast Bronze (officially 60% copper and 40% zinc, but actually on average 60.7% copper, 30.1 % zinc, 6.6 % lead, 1.3 % tin, etc.), nominal weight 1.0 qian = (3.73 grams) but an actual weight of 3.4 grams or less.

Obv: Kangxi tongbao.

Rev: Boo Chiowan to the left and right.

Type B1 is comprised of small crudely-made coins with a closed tong head and a cursive chiowan. Type B coins do not lend themselves to easy classification.

Hartill rarity 10
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