Advertisement

China Honan (Ho-Nan) Province 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Cash  1920 to 1931
China Honan (Ho-Nan) Province 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Cash 1920 to 1931

Honan Province is located in east-central China. This series of copper cash coins from Honan is complicated, as explained on this page. Before starting the explanation, three points apply to all coins:

1. Most Honan coins you see today are pretty well beat up. They have heavy wear, scratches, and stains. If you have a coin in decent condition, it is valuable due to its condition. For reference, the 200 cash in our main picture (upper left) is a $250 US dollar coin, as is the 50 cash coin in our secondary picture (lower right).

2. In general, coin catalogs lag true market value for these coins because the market is so volatile for genuine Chinese coins. In preparing this page, CoinQuest considers actual auction prices, rather than catalog prices, in our estimates of value. Values are very approximate. Each coin stands on its own merits. Values shown here can easily be off by 100 percent.

3. All Chinese coins are subject to counterfeiting. We do not know of any for-sure counterfeits of Honan cash coins, but there are probably some out there.

During the early 1900s Honan Province issued copper coins with several different patterns and inscriptions. This page applies only to coins with two crossed flags on the front, the HO-NAN inscription at the top of the flags, the CASH inscription at the bottom of the flags. Other coins, notably coins missing HO-NAN or with a CHINA inscription rather than a HO-NAN inscription, are not covered on this page. Also, coins of Hunan Province (HU-NAN) are not covered.

The flags bear different patterns. In particular, a flag may have one star or several stripes. In the listings below, be sure to compare you coin carefully to the flag descriptions given.

10 CASH: LEFT FLAG STRIPES, RIGHT FLAG STRIPES:
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $120

10 CASH: LEFT STRIPES, RIGHT STRIPES, S IN CASH REVERSED:
worn: $10 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $140
fully uncirculated: $250

10 CASH: LEFT FLAG STAR, RIGHT FLAG STRIPES:
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $150

20 CASH: LEFT FLAG STAR, RIGHT FLAG STRIPES:
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100

50 CASH: LEFT FLAG STAR, RIGHT FLAG STRIPES:
worn: $5 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $350

100 CASH: LEFT FLAG STAR, RIGHT FLAG STAR:
worn: $5 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $400

200 CASH: LEFT FLAG STAR, RIGHT FLAG STAR:
worn: $5 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $550

CoinQuest thanks Stack's Bowers for use of their coin photos on this page.

Coin: 19232 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: AMANDA, Wed, 13-May-2015 23:37:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 14-May-2015 13:22:47 GMT
Requester description: 1028AD 1028 HO-NAN $100 CASH COIN 100 cash One One side of there are Chinese symbols. One the other it says 1928 HO-NAN, $100 CASH
Tags: china honan ho nan hunan province 10 20 50 100 200 cash shinese chin chine chian chinese chineese hu one symbols symbol ones syombol symbles symbal simbol symbels symobols simble flag banner flower fleur grain wheat leaves leaf circle ring banners bannered florets blossom fler fleurs lises leis lisse flur folwers stems trefoils floral lily orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour bud lilly bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals grains wheatie weat wheats leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed

  

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Copyright 2009 to 2016 CoinQuest.com
all rights reserved.
Fri, 09-Dec-2016 17:21:14 GMT, unknown: 11180809