Kangxi Tongbao, coins of Qing Dynasty. It was cast in the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1662-1722). The Qian Mian character "Kangxi Tongbao" was written in regular script and read directly from top to bottom, right and left. According to the characters on the back, Kangxi Tongbao can be divided into two categories: one is Manchu money imitating "Shunzhi four styles". It's made by the family. The other is to imitate the "Shunzhi five forms" and "Manchu Chinese money". Chinese name Kangxi Tongbao foreign name. The four words "Kangxi Tongbao" in the front of money making are written by Emperor Kangxi. Throughout the Kangxi Dynasty, there were 24 coin making bureaus in China. Due to the influence of smelting cost and coin private casting at that time, each article Kangxi coin once weighed one quarter, one dollar and seven cents respectively, which resulted in the three kinds of "Kangxi Tongbao" coins with different weights that we see today: large, medium and small. Except for Baoquan and Baoyuan, which were set up by the Ministry of work and the Ministry of household, Tongbao coins, which were drummed by other money bureaus in other places, were written in Manchu on the left and corresponding Chinese characters on the right. Ancient coins reflect the ancient concept of the universe (heaven and earth). The circulating coins have a large amount of casting, a variety of items, a rich and colorful calligraphy style, a lot of sections, beautiful shapes and excellent casting. It also expresses the excellent technique of coinage at that time. This Kangxi Tongbao is well preserved and has excellent appearance. It has high artistic value and is a good gift and collection.
In the first year of Kangxi (1662), the Qing government ordered to stop casting the money of "Shunzhi Tongbao" of the previous generation, and to change the money of "Kangxi Tongbao", and stipulated that in the future, the system of money cast would be the same for all successors who changed their positions. Throughout the Kangxi Dynasty, there were 24 money casting bureaus in China. Due to the influence of smelting cost and coin private casting at that time, each article Kangxi coin once weighed one quarter, one dollar and seven cents respectively, which resulted in the three kinds of "Kangxi Tongbao" coins with different weights that we see today: large, medium and small. Except for Baoquan and Baoyuan, which were set up by the Ministry of work and the Ministry of household, Tongbao coins, which were drummed by other money bureaus in other places, were written in Manchu on the left and corresponding Chinese characters on the right. For the convenience of collection and research, later generations compiled the Bureau names of Manchu and Han Dynasties, forming a rhyming and smooth Kangxi Qian "reciting poems". Shiyun: with Fulin Dongjiang, Xuanyuan sujichang. Nanhe, Ningguang, Zhejiang, Taigui, Shaan, Yunzhang. In this poem, the money of "Kangxi Tongbao" is included in the twenty rounds of Chinese. Therefore, some people call Kangxi's set of money "poetry and prose 20 grades". In the sixty first year of Emperor Kangxi's reign in the Qing Dynasty, because the social politics was relatively stable, the economy was developing rapidly, the commodity exchange and monetary economy were also very developed, so the coins of the Kangxi Dynasty were made very beautifully, most of them were very regular, the type of money was heavy, the characters were beautiful and generous, and the amount of money was huge, and the life was very rich.
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