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Today's post is about a pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty cast copper 10 cash coins. They are scarcer issues from the common and smaller 1 cash coins. They are also of different mints! 
  • Quick Overview.
  • General Introduction to Cast Qing Cash.
    • Historical Origin. 
    • Purpose and Function. 
    • Predecessors and Successors.
    • Use within context. 
  • The Guang Hsu Reign of 1875 - 1908. 
    • General Information
  • The Two General or "Central" Mints of the Qing Dynasty. 
    • Boo Ciowan. 
    • Boo Yuwan. 
  • Variety Breakdown.
    • Analysis of David Hartill's Notes from his Qing Cash. 
    • Character analysis on the reverses of my coins. 
  • Reverse Discernment
    • "Ten" character variety analysis. 
  • Specific remarks on my pair.
  • Specific information on variety, rarity, and denomination of my series set. 
  • Other additional or supplemental information, e.g catalogs, websites, scholarly sources, etc. 


    REVERSE

    Value of Ten Cash
    In Manchu Script "Boo Yuwan"
    "Board of Works" Mint



    OBVERSES
    LEFT: 
    光緒重寶
    RIGHT: 光緒重寶

    REVERSES
    LEFT:           當
     十               Manchurian Script (Left and Right) - BOO CIOWAN 
    RIGHT:           十             Manchurian Script (Left and Right) - BOO YUWAN
    Quick Overview:

    LEFT COIN
    RIGHT COIN
    Date: c1875-1878
    Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)
    Province + Mint: Central, Board of Revenue (Boo Ciowan)
    Emperor/Ruler: Guang Xu (1875-1908)
    Denomination: 10 Cash 
    Catalog: Hartill's Qing Cash 5.333 (Fou Bao, 7 Stroke Bei, Protruding Head Boo)
    Composition: Copper 
    Weight: Nominal weight of 3.2 Qian 
    Size: WIP
    Rarity: Hartill's 7 - Less Common 
    Date: c1875-1880
    Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)
    Province + Mint: Central, Board of Works (Boo Yuwan)
    Emperor/Ruler: Guang Xu (1875-1908)
    Denomination: 10 Cash 
    Catalog: Hartill's Qing Cash 6.191 (Er Bao, 7 Stroke Bei)
    Composition: Copper
    Weight: Nominal weight of 3.2 Qian 
    Size: WIP
    Rarity: Hartill's 7 - Less Common 

    Be sure to check for more detailed information from the variety analysis sections!

    General Introduction to Qing Cash 

    Historical Origin 


    Purpose and Function 


    Predecessors and Successors


    Use Within Context 


    The Guang Hsu Reign of 1875 - 1908 

    Historical Context and General Information 


    Key Dates and Events


    The Two General or "Central" Mints of the Qing Dynasty

    Left Coin's BOO CIOWAN or Board of Revenue
    Right Coin's BOO YUWAN or Board of Works



    Variety Breakdown and Analysis - Obverse

    Left Coin's BOO CIOWAN or Board of Revenue
    Right Coin's BOO YUWAN or Board of Works



    Variety Breakdown and Analysis - Reverse 

    Left Coin's BOO CIOWAN or Board of Revenue
    Right Coin's BOO YUWAN or Board of Works




    Specific Remarks and Notes on my Coin Pair 



    Overall Rarity and Valuations



    Additional Information