Shun Zhi Tong Bao-- issued by the third Emperor of Qing Dynasty (順治通寶)
May 10, 2009
May 10, 2009
Let’s talk about the Emperor Shun Zhi first. Shun Zhi was the ninth son of Emperor Abahai (Huang Tai Ji). Shun Zhi was his reign title from 1643 to 1661. At his age of six, he ascended the throne. In the meantime, he decided to enter the Shanhaignan Pass and defeated the peasant anti-Ming uprising Li Tzu-cheng and moved the capital to Beijing. After then, the Qing Dynasty government sent armies to attack the Southern Ming royal pretender, and issued the decrees of the enclosure and the Haircut. In the 7th year of Shun Zhi (1650), he concentrate his effort in the government officials and carried out the policy of reclaiming waste land. In addition, he continuously sent his armies to the Southwest China to put down the anti-Qing rebels. Unfortunately, he died of an illness in the 18th year of his reign (1661). At that time, he was only 24 years.
SHUN ZHI TONG BAO is the coin issued by Emperor Shi Zu. There are 5 series that description as following:The first is with a plain reverse or a star legend like ancient coins.(Please see the picture 1)The second is with some single words which show the names of more than 20 mints.The third is added the legend Yi Li (i.e. 0.1% of a tael), indicating the value in silver to the left, and on the right side is the name of the mint(totally)17 mints).The fourth was issued from the mints attached to the Board of Revenue and the Board of Works at Peking with Manchu characters.Bao Quan and Bao Yuan respectively.The fifth is the Coins have the name of the mint on the reverse in Chinese to the right, and a Manchu letter to the left.(Please see the picture 2 ~ 4)