Ancient Chinese coins catalog - Ming Dynasty pg 1

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Listed below are ancient Chinese coins from the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644) for sale

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Item ref: MIN11.11 Comment:
Item name: Da Zong Tong Bao
Price: US$ 10
Dimension:
Reverse:
Remarks: S1127
Item ref: MIN12.6
Item name: Hong Wu Tong Bao
Price: US$ 3
Dimension:
Reverse: Blank
Remarks: S1137. Quantity available
Item ref: MIN13.6
Item name: Hong Wu Tong Bao
Price: US$ 12
Dimension:
Reverse: Zhe (top)
Remarks: S1145
Item ref: MIN14.4
Item name: Hong Wu Tong Bao
Price: US$ 18
Dimension:
Reverse: Bei Ping (top)
Remarks: S1143
Item ref: MIN15.2
Item name: Hong Wu Tong Bao
Price: US$ 8
Dimension:
Reverse: Yi Qian (right)
Remarks: S1142
Item ref: MIN16.3
Item name: Hong Wu Tong Bao
Price: Sold
Dimension:
Reverse: Fu (bottom)
Remarks: S 1148
Item ref: MIN17.12
Item name: Yong Le Tong Bao
Price: US$ 8
Dimension:
Reverse:
Remarks: S1166
Item ref: MIN18.2
Item name: Da Shun Tong Bao
Price: Sold
Dimension:
Reverse: Hu (bottom)
Remarks:
Item ref: MIN19.5
Item name: Xing Chao Tong Bao
Price: US$125
Dimension: 46 mm
Reverse: Yi fen
Remarks: S1327

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Ancient Chinese coins: A brief history of Ming coins

Before Zhu Yuan Zhang became Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, he minted the Ming coin - Da Zhong Tong Bao in Nanjing, China. After he ascended the throne, he adopted the reign title of "Hong Wu". The Hong Wu Tong Bao coins were minted in the capital and at various provinces. Later the use of paper currency was revived due to wide spread forgery and shortage of bronze. Thus only a relatively small amount of Ming coins were minted during the period A.D. 1368 to 1506. Paper money fell out of use after the first year of Ming Emperor Jai Jing's reign (A.D. 1522 - 1567) with the resumption of minting of bronze coins. Thereafter, each Ming Emperor minted their own coins.