Honan 1906 CD 10 cash

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Ponterio sale 162, lot 60168
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

Honan Province in the south east of China began coin production in 1647. A mint for struck coinage began operation in 1905.

The specimen shown was lot 60168 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, “CHINA. Honan. 10 Cash, CD 1906. 戶部丙午大清銅幣十文。Original province unknown, countermarked for Honan. RARE. 中央“鄂”改“汴”。稀少。VERY FINE. Ex: Norman Jacobs.”

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Y-unlisted; CCC-unlisted; Duan-398 (under Hupeh).


  • 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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