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World Coin Collecting: Coins with Holes (Holed Coins)
The traditional explanation for why these "flower holes" started appearing was accidental shifts of two halves of a prototype cash coin in clay, bronze, and stone moulds, these shifts would then produce the shape of the square hole to resemble multiple square holes placed on top of each other when the metal was poured in. The last Chinese cash coins were cast in the first year of the Republic of China. However as the quality of Tang and Song dynasty coinages was quite high it's unlikely that the supervisors would have allowed for a large number of these variant coins to be produced, pass quality control or be allowed to enter circulation. Fine wet sand was placed in rectangles made from pear wood , and small amounts of coal and charcoal dust were added to refine the process, acting as a flux.
Retrieved 3 October Originally cast during the Warring States period , these coins continued to be used for the entirety of Imperial China as well as under Mongol , and Manchu rule. Retrieved 10 December Views Read Edit View history.
Hollow copper coin 1 Satang back. But with improvements in minting technology, many countries decided that the cost of producing the hole outweighed the advantages. If I'd only known to look for different pennies, I'd probably be rich! Trackbacks There are no trackbacks yet. It's machine-struck, from the province of Kwangtung. View Last Active Topics. Lewis Report this Post to the Staff.