China Imperial Coinage - A Pair of Cast 10 Cash from the Central Mints - Boo Ciowan vs Boo Yuwan - Variety Comparisions


    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, New 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: Diameter apprx 2.9 cm
      Rarity: Hartill's 7 - Less Common 
      Date: c1875-1880
      Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)
      Province + Mint: Central, Old 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: Diameter apprx 2.9 cm
      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