Cash coins Qing dynasty, China

Money made of metal was introduced in China in the 7th century BC, at virtually the same time as in ancient Greece. De country developed without any western influences, with its own faith, traditions, culture and science. Nowadays it is the biggest country in the world in many respects. The traditional Chinese coins from the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) offered here represent a history of thousands of years. The typical features of the coin with Chinese characters and a square hole in the middle have barely changed in the course of millennia. It wasn’t until 1912 that China switched to producing silver crown sized coins. Nowadays the cash coin is used in China as a lucky charm.

• Last traditional money of China
• Nowadays used as a lucky charm

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