Altered Coin

About this object

History of use

Normal size circulating coin. Ornamented to be a good luck charm

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 three characters. Shunzhi tongbao (top-bottom right-left) in Chinese characters are on the obverse; 1 li left (weight), yuan right (mintmark), in Chinese are on the reverse. Angled lines cut into the rim on both sides; centre hole is not square.