Altered Coin

About this object

History of use

Normal sized circulating coin

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. Daoguang tongbao (top-bottom-right-left) in Chinese characters on obverse; boo ciowan left-right (mintmark) in Manchu on reverse. Rim pits; extra metal in centre hole; top and bottom characters obverse altered.