Altered Coin

About this object

History of use

Normal size circulating coin. Portion of rim removed

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. Kangxi tongbao (top-bottom right left) in Chinese characters are on the obverse; tung left in Manchu, tong right in Chinese (mintmark) are on the reverse. Uneven rims; rim missing at the top and the left; centre hole is not square; fields are raised on the reverse; dot at the rim bottom reverse.