Honan 1931 (year 20) 100 cash Y-398

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Ponterio sale 162, lot 60161
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 60161 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it sold for $191. The catalog description[1] noted, “CHINA. Honan. 100 Cash, Year 20 (1931). 民國二十年河南省造百文。NGC VF-25 BN.”

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Y-398; Hsu-445; CCC-557; Duan-2664.


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  • 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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