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Empire of China (before 1912)

Chinese Cash

Anonymous coinage

chinese old coin 1 cash 960-1044 square hole
1 cash without date (960-1044)

brass
square hole
Coin value - $5-10

 

 

Emperor Huizong (1100-1126)

chinese old coin 10 cash Huizong square hole
10 cash without date (1102-1106)

copper
square hole
Coin value - $10-15

 

 

Emperor Chongzhen (1627-1644)

chinese old coin 1 cash Chongzhen square hole
1 cash without date

copper
square hole
Coin value - $5-10

 

 

Wu Sangui Prince of Zhou (1674-1678)

chinese old coin 1 cash Zhu Di square hole
2 cash without date

brass
square hole
Coin value - $15-20

 

 

Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722)

chinese old coin 1 cash Kangxi square hole
1 cash without date

brass
square hole
Coin value - $10-15

 

chinese old coin 1 cash Kangxi square hole
1 cash without date

brass
square hole
Coin value - $5-10

 

 

Emperor Qianlong (1735-1796)

chinese old coin 1 cash Qianlong square hole
1 cash without date

brass
square hole
Coin value - $3-5

 

coin China cash 1739-1795 Qianlong square hole
1 cash without date

copper
square hole
Coin value - $3-5

 

 

Emperor Jiaqing (1796-1820)

coin China cash 1796-1820 Jiaqing square hole
1 cash without date
brass
square hole
Coin value - $3-5

 

chinese old coin 1 cash Jiaqing square hole
1 cash without date

copper
square hole
Coin value - $3-5

 

 

Emperor Daoguang (1820-1850)

chinese old coin 1 cash Daoguang square hole
1 cash without date

brass
square hole
Coin value - $3-5

 

 

Emperor Xianfeng (1850-1861)

chinese old coin 1 cash Xianfeng square hole
1 cash without date

brass
square hole
Coin value - $1-3

 

 

Chinese Dollar=10 jiao; jiao=10 cents (fen); Cent=10 cash

Emperor Guangxu (1875-1908)

coin chinese silver dollar 1908
1 dollar 1908 (1907-1908)

silver
Chihli (Zhili) province
KUANG KSÜ YUAN-PAO
PEI YANG / 34th YEAR OF KUANG KSU / Dragon
Coin value - $300-500

 

 

chinese old coin 0 cash 1903-1905
20 cash 1905

brass
Fengtian province
20 CASH / FUNG-TIEN PROVINCE / Dragon

Coin value - $40-60

 

chinese old coin 0 cash no date (1907)
20 cash without date (1907)

copper
20 CASH
TAI-CHING-TI-KUO COPPER COIN / Dragon
Coin value - $6-10

 

 

chinese old coin 10 cash 1905
10 cash 1905

copper
Kyangnan (Jiangnan) province
10 CASH
TEN CASH / KIANG-NAN / Dragon
Coin value - $5-8

 

chinese old coin 10 cash 1906 Kwantung
10 cash 1906

copper
Kwantung province
10 CASH
TAI-CHING-TI-KUO COPPER COIN / Dragon
Coin value - $5-8

 

chinese old coin 10 cash 1906 Hupeh
10 cash 1906

copper
Hubei province
10 CASH
TAI-CHING-TI-KUO COPPER COIN / Dragon
Coin value - $5-8

 

 

coin Kwantung cash 1890-1908 square hole
1 cash without date (1890-1909)
brass
square hole
Kwantung province
Coin value - $3-5

 

chinese old coin 1 cash no date (1906-08) Kwantung square hole
1 cash without date (1906-1908
)
brass
square hole
Kwantung province
Coin value - $5-7

 

 

Republic of China (1912-1949)

Chinese Dollar=10 chiao; Chiao=10 cents (fen); Cent=10 cash

coin chinese silver dollar 1914
1 dollar (yuan) 1914

silver
圓 壹 / Value within wreath
年三 (YEAR 3) 國民華中 / Bust of Yüan Shih-kai left
Coin value - $100-200

 

coin chinese silver dollar 1927
1 dollar (yuan) without date (1927)

silver
壹圓 / MEMENTO / BIRTH OF REPUBLIC OF CHINA / Value within wreath
中華民國 / 開國紀念幣 / Bust of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $100-200

 

coin chinese silver dollar 1934
1 dollar (yuan) 1934 (1933-1934)

22, 23
silver
圓壹 / Junk
年二十二國民華中 / Bust of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $80-100

 

 

coin chinese 50 cents 1942
1/2 yuan (50 cents) 1942 (1942-1943)

31, 32
copper-nickel
圓半 / 貝齊
年三十一 (YEAR 31) 國民華中 / Head of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $15-20

 

 

coin chinese 20 cents 1916
20 cents (2 chiao) 1916 (1916-1920)

1914, 1916, 1920
3, 5, 9
silver
貳 角 / 圓一當枚五每 / Value within wreath
年五國民華中 / Bust of Yuan Shikai left
Coin value - $25-30

 

coin chinese 20 cents 1922
20 cents (2 chiao) 1922 (1912-1924)
1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924
1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
silver
Kwangtung province
20 / TWENTY CENTS / KWANG-TUNG PROVINCE
貳 幣 銀 毫 / 年九國民華中 / 造省東廣
Coin value - $10-15

 

coin chinese 20 cents 1936
20 cents (20 fen) 1936 (1936-1939)
1936, 1938, 1939
25, 27, 28
nickel
分廿 / 貝齊
年五十二國民華中 / Head of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $8-10

 

coin chinese 20 cents 1942
20 cents (20 fen) 1942
copper-nickel
分廿 / 貝齊
年三十一 (YEAR 31) 國民華中 / Head of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $10-15

 

 

coin chinese 100 cash 1913
100 cash 1913

copper
Szechuan province
文百 (100 CASH) 錢制當 / 造府政軍 / Small flower in center
年二 (YEAR 2) 國民華中 / Three rosettes
Coin value - $25-30

 

 

coin China 10 fen 1936
10 cents (1 chiao) (1936-1939)
1936, 1938, 1939
25, 27, 28
nickel
分拾 (10 FEN) / 貝齊
年十≡ 國民華中 / Head of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $4-6

 

coin China 10 cents 1941
10 cents (1 chiao) 1941 (1940-1942)
1940, 1941, 1942
29, 30, 31
copper-nickel
分十 (10 FEN) / 貝齊
年十≡ 國民華中 / Head of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $8-12

 

 

 

coin chinese 5 cents 1923
5 cents 1923

silver
Kwangtung province
5 / FIVE CENTS / KWANG-TUNG PROVINCE / Value within wreath
年二十 (YEAR 12) 國民華中
Coin value - $15-25

 

coin China 5 cents 1936
5 cents (fen) 1936 (1936-1939)
1936, 1938, 1939
25, 27, 28
nickel
分伍 (FIVE FEN) / 貝齊
年五十二 國民華中 / Head of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $3-5

 

coin chinese 5 cents 1940
5 cents (fen) 1940

aluminium
伍分 (5 FEN) / 年九十二 (YEAR 29) 國民華中
貝齊
Coin value - $5-7

 

coin China 5 cents 1941
5 cents (fen) 1941 (1940-1941)
29, 30
copper-nickel
分伍 (5 FEN) / 貝齊
年十≡ 國民華中 / Head of Sun Yat-sen left
Coin value - $4-8

 

 

coin Hunan 20 cash 1919
20 cash without date (1919
)
copper
Hunan province
6 characters undo the flag
TWENTY CASH / THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA / Wheat ear within circle
造省南湖 / 文十二錢制當 / Crossed flags
Coin value - $4-6

 

coin Hunan 20 cash 1919
20 cash without date (1919
)
copper
Hunan province
5 characters undo the flag
TWENTY CASH / THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA / Wheat ear within circle
造省南湖 / 元銅十二當 / Crossed flags
Coin value - $4-6

 

 

coin chinese 2 cents 1933
2 cents (fen) 1933

bronze
分貳 (TWO FEN) / 圓一當枚百一每 / 年二廿 (YEAR 22) 國民華中
Plant around central hole
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin China 2 fen 1940
2 cents (fen) 1940

brass
分二 (2 FEN) / 貝齊
年九十二 (YEAR 29) 國民華中 / Sun
Coin value - $7-10

 

 

coin China 10 cash 1919
10 cash without date (1919)

copper
 壹枚 (TEN CASH) / Value within wreath
幣銅華中 / 文十制當 / Crossed flags
Coin value - $3-4

 

coin chinese 10 cash no date (1920)
10 cash without date (1920)

copper
十文 / TEN CASH / THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA / Value within wreath
國民華中 / 幣念紀國開 / Crossed flags
Coin value - $3-5

 

coin chinese 10 cash no date (1920)
10 cash without date (1920)

copper
Hunan province
TEN CASH / THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA / Wheat ear within circle
元銅十當 / 國民華中 / Crossed flags
Coin value - $3-4

 

 

coin chinese 1 cent 1916
1 cent (fen) 1916

bronze
分壹 (ONE FEN) / 圓一當枚百一每 / 年五 (YEAR 5) 國民華中
Plant around central hole
Coin value - $8-12

 

coin China 1 cent 1937
1 cent (fen) 1937 (1936-1939)
1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
25, 26, 27, 28
copper
分壹 (ONE FEN) / 貝齊
年六十二國民華中 / Sun
Coin value - $7-10

 

coin chinese 1 cent 1940
1 cent (fen) 1940

brass
分一 (1 FEN) / 貝齊
年九十二 (YEAR 29) 國民華中 / Sun
Coin value - $7-10

 

coin chinese 1 cent 1940
1 cent (fen) 1940

aluminium
壹分 (ONE FEN) / 年九十二 (YEAR 29) 國民華中
貝齊
Coin value - $5-8

 

 

coin chinese 1/2 cent 1916
1/2 cent (fen) 1916

bronze
裡伍 (HALF FEN) / 圓一當枚百二每 / 年五 (YEAR 5) 國民華中
Plant around central hole
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin chinese 1/2 cent 1936
1/2 cent (fen) 1936

bronze
分半 (1/2 FEN) / 貝齊
年五十二 (YEAR 25) 國民華中 / Sun
Coin value - $30-40

 

 

Japanese Occupation (1937-1945)
Provisional Government of China

Dollar=10 chiao; Chiao=10 cents (fen); Cent=10 cash

coin chinese 1 chiao 1941 Japanese Occupation
5 chiao 1941 (1941-1943)

1941, 1942, 1943
aluminium
行銀備準合聯國中 / 年十三 (YEAR 30) 國民華中 / Federal Reserve Bank symbol
角 壹 (1 CHIAO) / Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Coin value - $15-20

 

coin chinese 5 fen 1941 Japanese Occupation
5 fen 1941 (1941-1943)

1941, 1942, 1943
aluminium
行銀備準合聯國中 / 年十三 (YEAR 30) 國民華中 / Federal Reserve Bank symbol
分 伍 (5 FEN) / Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Coin value - $10-15

 

coin chinese 1 fen 1941 Japanese Occupation
1 fen 1941 (1941-1943)

1941, 1942, 1943
aluminium
行銀備準合聯國中 / 年十三 (YEAR 30) 國民華中 / Federal Reserve Bank symbol
分 壹 (1 FEN) / Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Coin value - $10-15

 

See also: Japan old coins (till 1948)

 

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