Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CVM_998.17.6 - Coin

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CA CVM CVM_998.17.6

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Metal. Outside Diameter-2.75 cm, Circumference-8.5 cm.

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A light bronze or metal, round coin with a small square hole in the middle. It has a plain border around the edges with Chinese characters between the border and hole.

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From Duncan Chinatown demolition which began in 1966 and was completed in 1970.


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The coin was minted in the period of Qing Dynasty. There are two Manchurian letters on the coin. One of the letters means “treasure”; the other one, unclear to see, is presumably a sign indicating the location of the mint.

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75.4 KiB


December 16, 2015 2:55 PM

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