Multiple cash coin

Bellow are images of the reverse sides of multiple cash coins. Use these images to identify the denomination of your coins and then look at the Mintmarks page to see where they were produced. If you don't know how to read these coins then look in the beginners section.

Most multiple cash coins come from the later part of the Ch'ing Dynasty, notably the Hsien Feng period and to a lesser degree the T'ung Chih and Kuang Hsu periods.

If you have a multiple cash coin of a denomination not listed below then it is probably a charm or fantasy item.

5 cash coin with Board of Revenue mintmark.
Tang Wu meaning "Equal to Five"
= Wu (5)

8 cash coin
Image courtsy of David Hartill

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10 cash coin with official character for ten. (Rare)

10 cash coin with Board of Public works mintmark.
Tang Shih meaning "Equal to Ten"
= Shih (10)

10 cash coin from Fukien Province.
Yi Shih meaning "Value Ten"
= Yi (1)= Shih (10)

20 cash coin from Fukien province.
Erh Shih meaning "Value Twenty"
= Erh (2) = Shih (10)

50 cash from Fukien Province.
Wu Shih meaning "Value Fifty"
= Wu (5) = Shih (10)

50 cash coin with Szechuan mintmark
Tang Wu-Shih meaning "Equal to Fifty"
= Wu (5) = Shih (10)

100 cash coin with Kiangsu mintmark.
Tang Pai meaning "Equal to One Hundred"
= Pai (100)

500 cash coin with Board of Revenue mintmark.
Tang Wu-Pai meaning "Equal to Five Hundred"
= Wu (5) = Pai (100)

1000 cash coin with Board of Revenue mintmark.
Tang Chien meaning "Equal to One Thousand"

= Chien (1000)


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