In the Qing Dynasty, from Shunzhi, Kangxi, Yongzheng, Ganlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang and Xianfeng to Tongzhi, Guangxu and Xuantong, coins were cast in each dynasty, but only Xianfeng once had a short circulation time and was very rare when it was used to cast hundreds or thousands of coins. Xianfeng money can be divided into three types: precious treasure, silver ingot and tongbao. when the value is 50 or less, it is called "Xianfeng precious treasure", while when the value is higher than 50, it is called "Xianfeng silver ingot", which is different from "Xianfeng tongbao" of xiaoping money. Xianfeng Heavy Treasure has "Dang Wu", "Shi", "20", "50" and "100" editions. Due to the small amount of Xianfeng money published, the contest is relatively rare.
"Collection Name": Xianfeng Yuanbao File Thousand Mother Coins
According to relevant historical records, during the reign of Xianfeng in the Qing Dynasty (1851-1861), it was during the peasant uprising movement of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, which developed rapidly. The Tianping Heavenly Kingdom government quickly established its capital in Nanjing, Jiangsu. Therefore, Yunnan copper, which the Qing government relied on to make money at that time, could not be transported into Beijing due to the blocking of roads. The suppression of the uprising urgently required a large amount of military expenses. However, due to the blocking of roads, the raw materials for casting money were very scarce, which caused serious financial difficulties to the Qing government. Eventually, the Qing government was forced to issue bank notes and recast large amounts of money to make up for the financial deficit since Xianfeng's third year. Xianfeng Yuanbao became a hundred coins under such a big background.
In August of the fourth year of Xianfeng in the Qing Dynasty (October 1854), a new money casting bureau, Baode Bureau, was set up in Chengde, a mountainous city in the northern part of the country. The casting factory was located in the West Street of Chengde Prefecture. The word "treasure" means money or casting money. Money is currency, treasure goods, national treasure and a symbol of wealth, hence the name treasure. Treasure word first, is the Ming and Qing dynasties money bureau custom discipline name method. The word "De" means to cast money in Chengde Prefecture in Jehol Prefecture. The word "Baode" is cast in Manchu (Qing) on the backs of 6 kinds of copper and iron coins of Xianfeng Tongbao, Chongbao and Yuanbao.
This Xianfeng Yuanbao mother coin has exquisite carvings and deep and strict characters, such as cutting with axes and knives. Qian Wen is comfortable and full of verve. "Xianfeng Yuanbao" on the front is in regular script, with "Dang" on the back and "Qian" on the back. At the bottom, there is "an official". Official money is rare. Perforated or so is Manchu. The Qian Qian writing style is deep and handsome, the structure is dignified and regular, and the casting is exquisite. Its writing and perforation are of draft angle. In particular, the Qian Wen strokes of the money are clearly marked, and the Qian Wen lines are thick and thin, if thick, with thunderous force. The detailed rules are connected like dragon wands, revealing a resolute strength of cadence from Qian Wen, which is amazing. This coin is very exquisite, the handwriting is clear, deep and handsome, the copper material is fine, golden yellow, and Qian Wen is exquisite. It is not a bit sloppy. It is slightly larger and thicker than the money circulating in the same edition. It is rare and rare.