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Coins of the Taiping

 

    

This large coin 10.8 by 0.7 cm is known as a large Flowery coin and was minted for commemorative purposes. The front side on the left is read from the top to bottom 'Tai Ping', then right to leftt 'Tian Guo' and is surrounded by two dragons chasing the 'sacred pearl' of wisdom or yang energy. The reverse has two phoenixes with the words 'shen pao' meaning holy currency with eight symbols of holy substances on the outer ring.

 

         

Coins of simpler design for general circulation

 

Taiping Tags

 

 

A Taiping 'holy tag' 5.7 by 4.2 cm, issued by generals to recruits

 

 

a Taiping rice field census tag used in Zhejiang

 

 

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