Money: coin

Production date
19th Century
Description
One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents eight Chinese characters and four Manchu characters comprising (top) unidentified Manchu characters except for the rightmost which is identifiable as boo; (sides) 戶部 (Ministry of Revenue); (bottom) 當製錢二十文 (each coin valued twenty wen). Obverse inner circumference presents four Chinese characters 光緒元寶 (guangxu yuanbao). Reverse outer circumference reads HU POO 20 CASH in English-language script surrounding central dragon motif. From the Guangxu era of the reign of Emperor Dezong (1875-1908 AD).
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Measurements
Diameter: 32.64mm (1 5/16")
Named collection
Other Id
C1957.979
E132.24
E2674
C1956.72
26/32
Catalogue number
C1957.979
E132.24
Accession number
1932.26.13

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