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Coins in my collection from the Northern Song Dynasty

960 to 1127

Separated by Emperor’s Temple Name

These are coins from my collection. I have uploaded to here so I have a reference guide for buying as well as to help others to identify their coins.

The coins read Top, Bottom, Right to Left, unless otherwise stated.

In making my list, I used Cast Chinese Cash by David Hartill, Mick as well as other sources, see bottom of page for details
 
 
 

Obverse

Picture

Characteristics

Script Type

Hartill Reference

Fishers Ding Reference

Schjoth reference

Date

Quantity

Size

Rarity rating

Emperor Tai Zong

976 to 997

Tai Ping tong bao

Li

16.17

460

984-89

1

24.2mm

14

Chun Hua yuan bao

Clockwise

Running

16.28

868

464

990-94

1

24.2mm

15

Clockwise

16.29

868

464

990-94

1

24.4mm

15

Iron

16.30

870

990-94

1

24.9mm

10

Clockwise

Grass

16.33

869

990-94

1

24.9mm

15

Zhi Dao yuan bao

Clockwise

Regular

16.35

872

465

995-97

1

24.5mm

15

Emperor Zhen Zong

998 to 1022

Xian Ping yuan bao

Clockwise

Regular

16-43

876

469

998-1003

2

24.7mm

15

Jing De yuan bao

Clockwise

Running

16.49

881

472

1004-07

1

24.2mm

15

Xiang Fu yuan bao

Clockwise

Dot at top of yuan

Regular

16.52

883

473-4

1008-16

4

24.6 to 25.2mm

15

Clockwise

Two dot tong

Regular

16.59

891

477

1008-16

1

25.3mm

15

Clockwise

Regular

16.63

892

476

1008-16

1

23.9mm

15

Clockwise

One dot tong

Regular

16.64

1008-16

1

24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Regular but tong in Li style script

16.65

1008-16

1

25.5mm

15

Tian Xi tong bao

Clockwise

Feet of bao spread

One dot tong

Regular

16.68

893

480~

1017-22

1

25.6mm

15

Clockwise

Feet of bao straight

Regular

16.70

894~

1017-22

1

25mm

14

Emperor Ren Zong

1022 to 1063

Tian Sheng yuan bao

Clockwise

Seal

16.73

896

484

1023-31

1

24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Feet of bao spread

Regular

16.76

895

486

1023-31

1

25mm

15

Clockwise
Long feet on bao

Regular

16.78

1023-31

1

24.4mm

13

Clockwise

Iron

Regular

16.80

1023-31

1

25.2mm

12

Jing You yuan bao

Clockwise

Feet of bao join in the middle

Seal

16.87

902

492

1034-38

1

24.8mm

15

Clockwise

Regular

16.89

901

494

1034-38

1

25.5mm

15

Huang Song tong bao

Top of  Huang curved

Rounded square bao

Seal

16.93

904

497

1039-54

3

25mm

15

round bao

Seal

16.94

1039-54

1

23.9mm

15

square bao

Seal

16.95

1039-54

1

24.2mm

15

Feet of bao spread

Regular

16.97

1039-54

1

24.9mm

13

top of Huang square

Seal

16.99

496

1039-54

1

24.6mm

15

top of Huang square

tong in Li others various

16.103

499~

1039-54

2

24.5 to 24.9mm

15

top of Huang curved

tong in Li others various

16.104

1039-54

5

24.2 to 25.1mm

13

top of Huang rectangular

tong in Li others various

16.105

1039-54

1

23.9mm

15

top of Huang round

tong in Li others various

16.106

1039-54

1

24.4mm

15

A distinct dot in tong

Regular

16.111

905

1039-54

1

24.9mm

15

Broad rim with small characters

Regular

16.112

1039-54

1

25mm

15

Dot in tong not distinct

Regular

16.113

1039-54

1

24mm

15

Small characters

Regular

16.116

1039-54

1

24.6mm

12

Zhi He yuan bao

Clockwise

Seal

16.132

921

510

1054-55

1

23.4mm

15

Clockwise

Regular

16.136

919

511

1054-55

1

23.4mm

15

Regular writing

Seal

16.138

923

512

1054-55

1

24.9mm

15

Bao in regular script

Li

16.140

513

1054-55

2

24.3 to 25.3mm

8

Jia You tong bao

Li

16.153

936

1056-63

1

24.5mm

14

Emperor Ying Zong

1064 to 1076

Zhi Ping yuan bao

Large script

Seal

16.156

937

519

1064-67

1

24.4mm

15

Small script

Seal

16.157

937

519

1064-67

1

23.8mm

15

Large characters

Regular

16.160

939

523

1064-67

2

23.8 to 24.7mm

15

Small characters

Regular

16.161

939

523

1064-67

1

23.8mm

15

Emperor Shen Zong

1068 to 1085

Xi Ning yuan bao

Clockwise

Ning has curved stroke at bottom

Seal

16.170

527

1068-77

3

23.7 to 24.5mm

15

Clockwise

Ning has horizontal stroke at base

Bao with long side strokes

Seal

16.171

529

1068-77

2

24.6 to 24.8mm

15

Clockwise

Ning really differs  at base

Seal

16.173

945

1068-77

1

23.1mm

14

Clockwise

Yuan left stroke sloping

Seal

16.174

1068-77

1

24.6mm

13

Clockwise

Semi circular bao

Different writing

Seal

16.177

1068-77

1

23.3mm

15

Clockwise

Left hand stroke of Xi separate

Regular

16.183

950

534

1068-77

3

24.2 to 24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Left hand stoke of the Xi touching top & bottom

Regular

16.184

531

1068-77

1

23.8mm

15

Clockwise

Running

16.191

952

1068-77

1

23.5mm

14

Xi Ning zhong bao

Clockwise

No left hand stroke on Xi

Squared characters

* 2 Cash

Regular

16.199

956~

542a

1071-77

1

31.9mm

15

Clockwise

Left hand stroke on Xi

Normal characters

* 2 Cash

Regular

16.200

1071-77

1

31.9mm

15

Yuan Feng tong bao

Clockwise Regular size characters

Seal

16.210

964

545

1078-85

1

23.8mm

15

Clockwise

Large characters

Seal

16.211

1078-85

2

24.6 to 24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Small characters

Seal

16.212

1078-85

2

24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Large characters

Running

16.235

963

547

1078-85

1

24.4mm

15

Clockwise

Small characters

Running

16.236

1078-85

5

24.2 to 25.5mm

15

Clockwise

Claw feet on bao

Running

16.237

1078-85

4

23.4 to 24.9mm

15

Emperor Zhe Zong

1086 to 1100

Yuan You tong bao

Clockwise
Bao square with long feet

Seal

16.260

979

566

1086-93

2

24.8mm

15

Clockwise

Short feet on bao

Seal

16.261

1086-93

2

24.3 to 24.5mm

15

Clockwise

Small feet on bao

Seal

16.262

1086-93

2

24.4 to 24.5mm

15

Clockwise

Bao semicircular

2 Cash

Seal

16.269

983

575

1086-93

3

29.8 to 30.8mm

15

Clockwise

Bao with spread feet

Running

16.274

567

1086-93

3

23.9 to 24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Small bei

Running

16.275

1086-93

4

24.2 to 24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Bao with claw feet

Running

16.276

1086-93

3

24.4 to 24.9mm

15

Clockwise

2 cash

Running

16.286

1086-93

3

29.2 to 29.4mm

15

Shao Sheng yuan bao

Clockwise

Bao large

Running

16.290

990

585

1094-97

1

24mm

15

Clockwise

Round bao

Running

16.292

1094-94

1

23.8

15

Clockwise

2 cash

Seal

16.303

995

593

1094-97

2

30.8mm

14

Clockwise

Bao spread feet

Running

16.307

991

586

1094-97

3

23.6 to 24.8mm

15

Clockwise

Bao claw feet

Running

16.308

1094-97

1

24.8mm

15

Clockwise

Bronze

2 Cash

Running

16.319

996

595

1094-97

2

31mm

15

Yuan Fu tong bao

Clockwise

Bao large

Seal

16.328

1005

599

1098-1100

1

24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Bao small

Seal

16.329

1098-1100

1

24.9mm

15

Clockwise

Bao long feet

Seal

16.330

1098-1100

1

25.1mm

15

Clockwise

Bao spread feet

Running

16.343

1098-1100

1

23.9mm

15

Emperor Hui Zong

1101 to 1125

Sheng Song yuan bao

Clockwise

** varieties arranged by yuan shape

Seal

16.354

1017

607

1101-06

1

24.8mm

15

Clockwise

As above

Seal

16.355

1101-06

1

23.8mm

15

Clockwise

As above

Seal

16.359

1101-06

1

23.8mm

15

Clockwise

As above

Seal

16.360

1101-06

1

23.6mm

15

Clockwise

Bao spread feet

Running

16.377

1018

609

1101-06

1

23.9mm

15

Clockwise

Bao claw feet

Running

16.379

1101-06

1

24.8mm

15

Clockwise

Song knotted style

Running

16.381

1101-06

1

24.8mm

12

Chong Ning tong bao

Clockwise

10 Cash

*** Slender Gold script

16.400

1102-06

1

34.5mm

10

Chong Ning zhong bao

Thin characters

10 cash

Li

16.408

1102-06

1

34.6mm

14

Da Guan tong bao

*** Slender Gold Script

16.418

1055

629

1107-10

2

24.4mm

15

Zheng Hui tong bao

Bao square

Small characters

Seal

16.429

1117-17

3

24.9 to 25.1mm

15

Bao round

Characters small

Seal

16.430

1117-17

2

24.4 to 24.5mm

15

Rims Narrow

2 Cash

Seal

16.436

1111-17

3

 29.2 to 29.7mm

15

Head of Tong separate from body

Li

16.442

1111-17

1

24.7mm

15

Xuan He tong bao

large characters

Seal

16.470

1103

648-50

1119-25

1

24.8mm

15

Bao square

Seal

16.472

1119-25

1

24.7mm

15

2 Cash

Seal

16.476

1111

659

1119-25

3

29.9 to 30.1mm

15

Bao semicircular

Li

16.482

1102

653

1119-25

2

24.1 to 24.6mm

14

2 Cash

Li

16.492

1113

661~

1119-25

3

30.4 to 30.9mm

15

 
 
As i keep working on this page, more information will be added to each Dynasty

Most of my coins came from a couple of places. One an ebay seller selling coins from a Shipwreck

and Mick, linwood14 also on ebay

Please note, i am a collector of these items first, and will sell any of my duplicated coins. I am not an expert although with any luck i continue to learn about the coins that fascinate me.

Happy to answer questions when i can, email
 

List of References i used to collate my collection

Cast Chinese Cash by David Hartill

Calgary coin and antique gallery www.calgarycoin.com

Mick, an ebay seller and good friend, see his ebay listings  linwood14

Scott Semans World Coins www.coincoin.com

More information regarding .......

* In 1701, the Xi Ning zhong bao 10 cash coin was issued to meet military expenses, later, illicit minting forced it to be devalued to 3 Cash, and then in 1703 to 2 Cash. Its hard to distinguish between the varieties. Page 138 Cast Chinese Coins by David Hartill

** Varieties arranged by Yuan shape as per Cast Chinese Coins by David Hartill

*** Slender Gold Scrip was the personal Calligraphic style of Emperor Hui Zong
 
 
 
 
 
 
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