CHINA HUPEH 1 cash (1898 AD)


CHINA, HUPEH, 1 cash, no date (1898 AD), Obverse: large characters,brass, Hsu-182, corrosion, F

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Hupeh (Hubei ) is a landlocked province in central China. Wuhan is the capital.

The Chinese government started buying Western coin presses toward the end of the 19th century. The bureaucracy was a hybrid of decentralized and centralized systems. Local mints had some autonomy, which they expressed in their coinage designs.

The big player in East Asia is China, of course. Then there is Japan and Korea, throw in Mongolia. South of China and east of India, but not including, for the most part, the islands to the east, is what we call Southeast Asia. From Burma to Malaya there have been a series of local kingdoms for about 2000 years. Russia, with its Asian Siberia, doesn’t count. We consider it part of Europe.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.