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China Hupeh (Hu-Peh) 5, 10, and 20 Cash  1897 to 1913
China Hupeh (Hu-Peh) 5, 10, and 20 Cash 1897 to 1913

It is best to get a coin catalog to look up this coin. There are many variations. For example, the Standard Catalog of World Coins (1901-2000) lists 26 different patterns for the Hupeh 10 cash coin. Many of them have the legend TAI CHING TI KUO COPPER COIN. The one in our picture does not have this legend. Each of the 26 patterns carry approximately the same values, so the listings below give approximate catalog values, averaged over the many different patterns.

Chinese coins are hot. They are emerging into numismatics (coin collecting) in a big way. These values will probably go out-of-date fairly quickly, within a year or two.

5 CASH
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30

10 CASH
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25

20 CASH
worn: $150 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $450
well preserved: $1200

As you can see, the 20 cash is very rare; 10 cash are common.

Use the Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 13726 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Donna Todd, Tue, 29-Jan-2013 11:56:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Sep-2013 02:49:36 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 17-Jan-2015 13:25:35 GMT
Requester description: 1948 Hu-Peh Province Ten Cash
Tags: china hupeh hu hunan peh 5 10 20 cash taiwan chine chinese chineese nan xcash xxcas xxcash province ten tai ching qing kuo copper coppers bronze coppery brass bronzes cupro dragon circle ring dragons circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

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