Set of 10 Chinese Coins representing Old Chinese Coin designs from the Qing Dynasty. These coins have been stamped and produced in the old way as the originals were done in Ancient China. A true collector's set. SQUARE-HOLED ROUND COINS Early square-holed round coins seem to be found exclusively in areas associated with knife money. They come in two distinct series, the relatively common "MING" types that appear to be related to the ming knifes, and the much scarcer "I" series which seem to represent the issues of a single mint called "I". The only inscriptions they have is their monetary designation of "HUO", a character which has come to mean "knife money", but which had also become a unit of denomination by the time these coins were issued.
The Phoenix and Dragon ancient coin. This replica of an ancient Chinese talisman symbolizes a strong and successful union, such as a relationship or business partnership. Together they embody the male and female. The Dragon is male, Yang energy. The Phoenix is female, Yin energy. Chinese mythology believes their union to be of supreme importance in Chinese symbolism. The shape of this good luck symbol is of the ancient Chinese coin. These were used as protection against disease and negative forces
Chinese Ancient Coins
There are about 30,000 different Chinese coins including calligraphy and mint variations, spanning over a period of 3,000 years. They have many shapes and sizes. Since Han Dynasty, the coins are standardized into bronze items with round shape with a square hole in the center, and a rim at the edge. Chinese coins are good reflection of Chinese history in the areas of economic development, Chinese language and calligraphy, metallurgy technology, and social styles. Therefore, Chinese coins can serve many different interest groups.