20 Cash, China, 1909

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 cash coin,
China, Fengtien, 1909
Obverse Image: Orthodox and Manchu script.
Obverse Text: TAI / CH'ING / T'UNG / PI / CHIH / CH'IENG / ERH / SHIH / WEN (Translation: Currency of the Tai Ching Period; coin is worth two of 10 cash coins).
Reverse Image: Front view dragon within a beaded circle, large incuse swirl on pearl, text above and below.
Reverse Text: Romanization: HSUAN / T'UNG / NIEN / TSAO / TAI / CHING / TI / KUO / COPPER / COIN (Translation: Minted during the Hsüan-t'ung reign, bronze coin of the great Qing Dynasty)
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History