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Schjöth 1419, Hartill 5.40-41 Type C1.1, KM --
Kangxi (1662-1722)

1 cash, 1690s[?], Board of Revenue mint (in Beijing), 23 mm.

Cast Bronze (officially 60% copper and 40% zinc, but actually on average 61.9% copper, 35.9 % zinc, 1.2 % lead, etc.), nominal weight 1.4 qian = (5.22 grams) but an actual weight of 4.2-5.0 grams, except for underweight coins, such as this, weighing under 4 grams.

Obv: Kangxi tongbao.

Rev: Boo Chiowan to the left and right.

Type C1.1 is comprised of small coins weighing under 4 grams and a diameter under 25 mm, with a six stroke bei, a two dot tong, and a curved left-hand stroke of xi.

Hartill rarity 10
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