Amusement Antique Coins Appeared in Changde Numismatic Trade Expo

    Date:2018-01-04 Source:Changde English Fonts:[ large medium small ]

        The First Coins-Stamps-Antiques Trade Expo and Netizen Party in Changde will be held in Changde Antique City from January 5 to 8. The Expo will mainly exhibit more than 100 kinds of ancient coins and paper money, the earliest of which date back to over 2000 years ago. The rare local amusement coins, which originated from the Han Dynasty, will make its debut in the Expo. Known as "Odd and Curious", the early money was used by the ancient Chinese for amusement rather than as a circulating currency.



    Front side of “Longevity & Prosperity” amusement coin in the Qing Dynasty


    Back side of “Longevity & Prosperity” amusement money in the Qing Dynasty


        Hunan had different kinds of amusement coins with different casting style, and Changde amusement money features the square holes and round holes.


        Please refer to eng.changde.gov.cn when using the article.

        Translator: Ding Wen

        Chinese source: www.cdyee.com


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