CHINA 1 cash GUANG XU TONG BAO Jilin mint


CHINA, QING Dynasty, 1644-1911 AD, 1 cash, no date (1887+ AD), Jilin mint, Obverse: GUANG XU TONG BAO, 1-dot TONG, 6-stroke Bei BAO, Reverse: BOO GI left-right, brass, 22mm, 2.65g, H22.1379, C17-1, crude, aF

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During the Guang Xu reign the country and the coinage went through difficult times but the government managed to hold on. European style struck coins were introduced, and the old and new money systems coexisted for several decades.

A rebel took Beijing and the last Ming Emperor committed suicide. A Ming loyalist general invited the Manchus into China to aid the Ming heir but instead they proceeded to conquer the country in what some think produced more casualties than any previous war. The Qing Dynasty promoted culture and the economy flourished until the Europeans arrived with their Industrial Revolution and opium.