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Chinese coins catalog and price guide

 

Coins of Empire of China (before 1912)

The first emperor Shi Huangdi united China under his rule, forming the Qin Empire (221-206 BC).

The second empire in Chinese history, called Han (206 BC-220 AD), was founded by Liu Bang, who came from the middle officialdom. This period is considered one of the most important periods in Chinese history, the Chinese themselves took their self-name from here (Han Chinese).

The Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1127) eras are commonly referred to as the classical period in Chinese history.

At the beginning of the 13th century, the Mongols united under Genghis Khan invaded China. They were expelled in the middle of the fourteenth century after a long struggle. One of the leaders of the rebellion came to power - the son of a peasant Zhu Yuanzhang, who founded the state of Ming (1368-1644).

The Qing dynasty (1644-1911), created by nomadic conquerors from Manchuria, built the last empire, maximizing the country's territory.
After a series of defeats in the Opium Wars, China was forced to enter into unequal treaties with European powers, opening its markets and placing its main ports under foreign control.

The Manchu dynasty was overthrown in the Xinhai Revolution (1911). The Qing Empire collapsed and the establishment of the Republic of China was proclaimed.

 

 

Cash coinageCash coinage

 

Dollar coinageDollar coinage

 

 

Coins of Republic of China

 

Republic 1912-1949Republic 1912-1949

 

 

People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China

 

 

Chinese Republic (Taiwan)Chinese Republic (Taiwan)

 

 

British Hong KongBritish Hong Kong (till 1997)

 

Hong KongHong Kong

 

 

MacauMacau

 

 

Japanese occupation

 

East HopeiEast Hopei

 

 

manchukuo coinsManchukuo

 

 

Provisional Government of ChinaProvisional Government of China

 

 

In Chinese

中國古錢幣目錄

中國現代錢幣

 

 

 

 

 

 

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