Altered Coin

About this object

History of use

Large size circulating coin. Altered to a good luck design

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; boo ciowan left, right (mintmark), in Manchu are on the reverse. Multiple pits; centre hole is not square; extra metal around the inner rim on the reverse.