Chihli ND (1906) 20 cash Y-68.1
Chihli (or Zhili) was a province originally incorporating the present-day capital city of Beijing. The word ‘Zhihli’ translates to ‘centrally ruled’, in other words, the region was under the direct administration of the Emperor rather than functioning as a normal province. Chihli had several mints, the earliest beginning operations in 1645 AD.
The specimen shown was lot 21137 in the Stack's Bowers April 2012 Hong Kong Auction (Sale #165), where it sold for $23,862. The catalog description noted, "CHINA. Chihli (Pei Yang). 20 Cash, ND (1906). NGC MS-63 BN. Lustrous brown."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Y-68.1; CCC-310; Duan-1116.
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