About this object

History of use

Large sized circulating coin. Value 2 regular cash coins

Physical description

Coin, round, with a four-sided hole at the centre, a rim around the outer edge and a centre hole. The obverse has four characters, and the reverse has two characters. Hongwu tongbao (top-bottom-right-left) in Chinese characters on obverse; er qian right (weight 2 mace) in Chinese characters on reverse. Centre hole slightly rounded; fields rough; file marks.