Chinese Coin Articles
History and images of Chinese coins and other ancient forms of
of Chinese Charms
The beginning of symbols appearing on Chinese coins
Chinese Charms with Coin
Images and history of charms with Chinese coin inscriptions
Chinese Coins with Charm Features
Images and history of Chinese coins with charm characteristics
Chinese Coins with Flower (Rosette)
Images, history, production technique, and meaning of old
Chinese coins with flower (rosette), "turtle shell", "star"
and diamond shape holes
Chinese Cash Coins and
How old Chinese cash coins were traditionally used for
Chinese Coins and Traditional
The use of old Chinese coins in traditional Chinese medicine
Chinese Poem Coins
Chinese Peace Coins and Charms
History and images of Chinese peace (Tai Ping) charms and
Images and history of Chinese poem coins and charms of Emperor
Kangxi of the Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty
Chinese Money Trees
Images, history and meaning of Chinese money trees and coin
Images and history of old Chinese tokens with charm and amulet
Chinese Charms -- Spade Charms
Images and history of ancient Chinese shovel and spade money
and the evolution into a charm form
Images and history of the Chinese type of token money known as
Chinese Coin Monographs
Chinese Yunnan Spring Dollar
The 1910 Yunnan Spring Dollar is considered one of the rarest
of Chinese coins.
Biggest Ancient Coin
The largest and heaviest ancient Chinese coin was cast during
the Ming Dynasty and was unearthed in Yunnan Province in 1997.
King of Qing Dynasty Coins
Very rare "100 cash" pattern coin known as "The King of Qing
Dowager Cixi Commemorative Coin
A rare guang xu yuan bao
"one tael" silver coin produced at the Guangdong Province mint
to commemorate the 70th birthday of the Empress Dowager Cixi.
Five Goat Coin
A rare Chinese copper coin struck at the mint in Guangdong
Province in 1936 displaying five goats.
Rebellion Coins Saved from Furnace
Rare iron coins from the Taiping Rebellion were secretly
hidden so as not to be used as scrap iron for a steel furnace
during the Great Leap Forward.
"World of Brightness" Coin
"10 Cash" Coins Overstruck on Korean "5 Fun" Coins
Near the end of the Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty, Japanese samurai
and Korean businessmen conspired to counterfeit Chinese "10
Cash" copper coins using Korean "5 Fun" coins as blanks.
Discussion of the mysterious "World of Brightness" coin which
resembles the quang xu tong
Lu Xun and
Lu Xun, one of China's greatest modern writers, also contributed
to the design of the dragon and phoenix silver dollar.
The meaning of the symbols on this silver dollar coin with a
portrait of Sun Yat-Sen commemorating the founding of the
Republic of China.
Hole" Ban Liang Coins
Unusual ban liang
coins with drilled holes unearthed in Gansu Province.
Largest Gold Coin
China's largest gold coin was also the largest gold coin in the
world when it was produced in the year 2000.
Kui -- "Peking Opera" Star and "Demon Slayer"
Zhong Kui, the popular "Peking Opera" star and the immortal
"Demon Slayer" who has protected Chinese households for
centuries, is portrayed on this modern silver coin.
Inscription on Ancient Chinese Knife-Shaped Money
A Korean scholar believes the unidentified inscription on this
Chinese knife money is written in ancient Korean script
Donkey Burgers with Ancient Chinese Coins
Buy "donkey burgers" and pay with ancient Chinese money at a
restaurant in Beijing.
Armor Made of Old Chinese Coins
Old Chinese coins used as body armor by the Tlingit people of
Three Hole Spades
Very rare "three hole spade" coin sets world record as most
expensive ancient Chinese coin.
'Three Hole Spade' Sold at Auction
The only known specimen of a large (one liang
hole spade minted at Yang Jian in the State of Zhao during the
Warring States period has been sold.
Zheng He and the Yongle Tongbao Coin
China's maritime explorer Admiral Zheng He and the Ming Dynasty
"yongle tongbao" coin recently discovered in Kenya.
Coins and Bank Logos
Chinese coins and the design of Chinese bank logos.
and Charms of the Shui Nationality
Very rare coin of the Shui people dating from the Northern Song
Chinese Coins and Archaeology
Coins Discovered in Golden Horse River
Villagers in Chengdu, Sichuan Province discover a large
quantity of ancient Chinese coins in the "Golden Horse River".
of Song Dynasty Iron Coins Discovered
Discovered at Rufu Stone Pagoda
Song Dynasty coins discovered by archaeologists help date the
Rufu Stone Pagoda in Hainan Province.
Several tons of Song Dynasty iron coins were recently discovered
in a field near Cangzhou, Hebei Province.
Design Discovered on Wall Bricks from Kingdom of Min
Design of Chinese cash coins found on bricks of an ancient city
wall from the Tang Dynasty.
Kingdom of Min Coins Cast in Quanzhou
Clay moulds used to cast the Kingdom of Min coins were
discovered while digging for the Chinese traditional medicine
Ancient Chinese Coins Found in Old Well
Approximately 200,000 Song Dynasty coins were discovered in an
old well in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
Coins Discovered in Han Dynasty Grave
More than 1,000 "Large Coin Fifty" (da quan wu shi
) coins were excavated from a
Han Dynasty grave.
of Chinese Coins Found in Sunken World War II Japanese Ship
About 3.3 tons of foreign coins, mainly Chinese silver coins
from the 1920's and 1930's, have been recovered from a Japanese
freighter that was sunk by an American warplane off the west
coast of Korea during World War II.
Chinese Archaeologists Clean Coins
How archaeologists cleaned badly corroded coins unearthed at a
tomb in Fuzhou, Fujian Province.
Contains Coin Instead of Corpse
Archaeologists unearth a coffin containing a coin but no corpse.
than 2,200 Rare "Later Jin Dynasty" Coins Discovered
Tomb robbers captured after unearthing rare coins from the Later
Jin Dynasty (1616-1636 AD).
Chinese Coin in History Unearthed
Watch video from China Central Television of what may be the
smallest Chinese coin ever discovered.
Cache of Ancient Coins Unearthed in Xinjiang Province
More than 14,000 coins unearthed in Xinjiang Province
and Spade Money from State of Yan Unearthed in Hebei
Large hoard of knife and spade money from the ancient State of
Yan was unearthed by a farmer digging a well in Hebei Province.
'Ming Knives' from the State of Yan Unearthed in Hebei
Villager in Hebei Province accidentally discovers a buried clay
pot containing 600 specimens of 'ming knife money' from the
State of Yan.
Kushan Empire Coins Unearthed in Ningxia
Silk Road coins from the ancient Kushan Empire unearthed in
northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region.
tons of Coins Excavated from Ruins of Han Dynasty Mint in
Three tons of coins and many clay moulds were recently excavated
from the ruins of a Han Dynasty mint in Inner Mongolia.
Tongbao Coins Unearthed at Fuhaiyuan Temple
Buried cache of "kaiyuan tongbao" coins weighing 27.5 kg
unearthed at 1,100-year-old Fuhaiyuan Temple.
Coin Pit Discovered in Hunan Province
Watch a video report on a Song and Yuan dynasty money pit
recently discovered in Hunan Province.
for Coins Despite Lurking Danger
In the midst of unexploded ordnance from WW2, treasure hunters
in Chongqing dig for old Chinese coins in dry Jialing River
Surrounding 100 Tons of Song Dynasty Iron Coins
Three theories in regard to the mystery surrounding 100 tons of
Song Dynasty iron coins discovered near Cangzhou in Hebei
Tang Dynasty 'Kai Yuan Tong Bao' Coins Unearthed in Xinjiang
Latest news reports state that nearly 10,000 "kai yuan tong bao"
coins from the Tang Dynasty have been unearthed in the ancient
Silk Road city of Kucha.
Dynasty Coins in a Ming Dynasty Tomb
A Ming Dynasty tomb with exquisite paintings but containing Song
Dynasty coins instead of Ming Dynasty coins is discovered near
Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province.
TV Shows Ancient Coin Cache Being Dug Up in Anhui
Watch Chinese TV news broadcast showing archaeologists digging
up more than 500 pounds of Song Dynasty coins in Anhui Province.
from Han, Tang, Song and Jin Dynasties Unearthed in Gansu
Archaeologists discover 114 kg of coins from the Han, Tang, Song
and Jin dynasties buried at a site in Dingxi City, Gansu
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