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China Chihli Province (Pei Yang) 5, 10, and 20 Cash  1906
China Chihli Province (Pei Yang) 5, 10, and 20 Cash 1906

These copper coins from the Chihli (Zhili) Province of China have the dragon on the front and Chinese symbols on the back. Pei Yang indicates the mint and is sometimes referred to as the Pei Yang Arsenal mint in Tientsin (Tianjin). The catalogs show relatively low values for these copper coins (the corresponding silver coins are much more valuable), but I would hold on to your coin because the price will very likely rise sharply. CoinQuest believes Chinese coins will be the next big star in coin collecting. The main thing holding them back is the rampant counterfeiting now going on.

Here are the current values called out in the Standard Catalog. The 10 cash coin is by far the most common.

5 CASH
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $50

10 CASH
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $5

20 CASH
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $70

As with all Chinese coins, we present above only very approximate values and we do not account for subtle variations in special coins that can be worth more. If you have a nice-looking PEI YANG dragon cash coin, seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer and get an in-person appraisal.

Coin: 13515 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Rick Ekstrand, Wed, 09-Jan-2013 18:08:57 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:11:54 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 28-Dec-2014 19:20:34 GMT
Requester description: pei yang on top. ten cab (?) on the bottom. Other side is all Asian letters.
Tags: china chihli province pei yang 5 10 20 cash taiwan chine chinese chineese xcash xxcas xxcash ten cab asian letters monogram script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials dragon zhili arsenal tianjin tientsin dragons rose rosette floret flower circle ring rosettes rossette roses florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

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