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. Shunzhi tongbao (top-bottom right-left) in Chinese characters are on the obverse; siowan left in Manchu, xuan right in Chinese (mintmark) are on the reverse. Centre hole is not square; rim is filed down; dot at the reverse top; fields on the reverse are rough.