Hunan ND (1919) 20 cash Y-400

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Ponterio sale 162, lot 60179
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 60179 in Ponterio sale 162 (Hong Kong, August 2011), where it sold for $215. The catalog description[1] noted, “CHINA. Hunan. 20 Cash, ND (1919). 湖南省造當制錢二十文。Reverse brockage. 陰陽面。EXTREMELY FINE.”

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Y-400; CCC-179 or 180; Duan-980.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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