Chinese red bronze coin, Qing dynasty, Xianfeng Emperor (1831-61), 44 mm, 54.9g, Rare; Fuzhou, Fujian; Obverse: Xian Feng Zhong Bao 1831-1861; Reverse: Er shi (20 cash), Boo fu left and right; Field: Ji zhong yi liang (calculated weight 1 liang); Diameter: 44 mm; Weight: 54.88 g; Hartill: 22.786, p. 348; Estimate: (3) Rare $1000; Authenticity report: High probability of being genuine; The Xianfeng Emperor (Wade-Giles: Hsien-feng Emperor; Chinese: , pinyin: Xiánfngdì; 17 July 1831 22 August 1861), born Aisin-Gioro I Ju, was the ninth Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, and the seventh Qing emperor to rule over China, from 1850 to 1861. Yizhu was born in 1831 at the Imperial Summer Palace Complex, 8 kilometers northwest of the walls of Beijing, and was the fourth son of the Daoguang Emperor. His mother was the Imperial Consort Quan (), of the (Manchu) Niuhuru clan, who was made Empress in 1834, and is known posthumously as Empress Xiaoquancheng (). Yizhu was reputed to have an ability in literature and administration which surpassed most of his brothers, which impressed his father Daoguang Emperor who therefore decided to make him his successor.
Condition Crisp EF, edges were worn in circulation
Low Estimate: 500
High Estimate: 1500