Coin

About this object

History of use

Normal sized circulating coin

Physical description

Round coin with a four-sided hole in the centre, and a rim around the outer edge and the centre hole. The obverse has four characters, and the reverse has two characters. Xianfeng tongbao (top-bottom-right-left) in the formal style of Chinese characters are on the obverse; boo nan left-right (mintmark) in Manchu are on the reverse. Rim pits; inner rim is not filed; outer rim has an uneven width.