Coin

About this object

History of use

Normal sized circulating coin

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. Qianlong tongbao (top-bottom-right-left) in Chinese characters are on the obverse; boo cang left-right (mintmark) in Manchu are on the reverse. Irregular, oval-appearing shape; raised fields on the reverse top and bottom; some pits on the rims.