Dating a taiwan coin
The earliest Chinese coins were cast in bronze—by the 1st century BCE, these round coins featured square holes in their centers.This style persisted until about the 13th century, when silver and then brass coins were minted and circulated.
At this time, this page is far from complete with many even common mint marks missing, but it will help you identify all of the rules and many of the mint marks.
When they become available we will add images of them. He was a patron of the arts, which reached a very high level during his reign.
From the reign of Yung-cheng, to the end of the Ch'ing dynasty, almost all of the coins conform to the standard types, with "BOO" in the reverse to the left, and the mint name in Manchurian script to the right. His is also one of the few Chinese emperors to abdicate the throne, which he did to honor K'ang Hsi (his father) by ending his reign just before it would have exceeded the length of K'ang Hsi's reign.
The Tai-ping rebellion, which lasted from 1853 to 1864 and was at least partly responsible for inflation resulting in paper money being issued for larger denomination (1000 and higher), and a variety of cast coin denominations from 1 to 1000 cash.
The one cash coins have the standard two character mint marks on the reverses, while higher denominations have four characters with the extra two to show the denomination.
There are two basic series to the coins of Ch'ien-lung.