Chinese Pre-Modern Tokens
Local money items of the Chinese pre-modern period. Anti-counterfeiting laws substantially prevented manufacture of local money during times of Chinese dynastic strength. In the later 19th century large areas experienced chaos, and in some of those places local money was made by merchant associations and perhaps by municipal authorities. There was a series of bamboo tokens in the early 20th century. Research on these tokens is sparse at this time (2019).
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