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(AD 7-1911) China Five Dynasties Cash 5-Coin Set (Presentation Portfolio with COA)

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Why purchase this five-coin set of cash coins from five Chinese Dynasties?

The cash coin was a type of coinage produced in China and East Asia beginning in the 2nd century B.C. until the 20th century A.D. The coins were generally cast from copper, brass or iron. The shape of the coin, circular with a square or round hole in the center, was established for coinage after the unification of China by Qin Shi Huang, around 221 B.C. The shape allowed the coins to be strung together to create higher denominations. A "string of cash" containing one thousand coins, weighed more than ten pounds, and had a value of one tael of silver - approximately one ounce.

Chinese Cash coin design

This five-coin set includes cash coins from five of China's greatest dynasties: the Han, or Wang Mang Dynasty (A.D. 7-23), the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907), the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279), the Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644), and the Q-ing Dynasty (A.D. 1636-1911). The obverse designs consist of legends of Chinese characters surrounding the square hole at the center of the coin. The reverse is usually undecorated.

Beautiful album with Certificate of Authenticity

The five Chinese Cash Coins, minted A.D. 7-1911, over the course of five Chinese Dynasties, are presented in a handsome leather-like album with a Certificate of Authenticity from the American Numismatic Association. The album also includes a brief history of cash coinage in each of the five dynasties.

Add this set that spans nearly two thousand years of Chinese coinage history to your collection today!


Year of Issue:AD 7-1911
Mint:China Mint
Grading Service:Uncertified
Composition:Copper + Brass + Iron
Country:China