Fukien 1908 CD 1 cash Y-95

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photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

Fukien (Fujian) Province lies on the south east coast of China. The Foochow Mint operated through the Manchu dynasty, and an additional mint was built for struck coinage in 1896. Several other mints have been in operation since that time.

The specimen shown was lot 60156 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it sold for $836. The catalog description[1] noted, “CHINA. Fukien. Cash, CD (1908). 寶福局光緒通寶機製方孔一文。NGC MS-65. Ex: The Frank Robinson Collection.”

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: brass.

Catalog reference: Y-95; CCC-unlisted; Duan-unlisted.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Kann, Eduard. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins, Vol. 1 of 3. Bronx, NY: Ishi Press International, 2006.
  • Lin Gwo Ming, Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins: Ching and Republican Issues, Seventh Edition, Hong Kong: Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co., Ltd., 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 162: The August 2011 Hong Kong Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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