Palace money began in the Han Dynasty and flourished in the song, Liao and Jin Dynasties. The Qing Dynasty was the peak of its development. Since the beginning of the reign of the emperor of the Qing Dynasty, palace money has been forged.
Palace money in the Qing Dynasty included inner court money making, decoration, rewards, falling accounts, baggage money, etc. its production technology reached an unprecedented peak, with excellent copper, exquisite workmanship, exquisite calligraphy and exquisite patterns.
Guangxu Tongbao is one of the ancient Chinese coins. Xinjueluo zaidian, the founder of the Qing Dynasty, was cast during the reign of Guangxu (1875-1908). Guangxu Tongbao is the first batch of Chinese style (outer round hole square) coins made by introducing the western mechanism coinage method for the first time in the history of Chinese coinage. It is reported that the characters of Guangxu Tongbao are mostly regular script. Of course, a few Mint bureaus use seal script.
Emperor Guangxu has been in power for more than 30 years. It can not be said that he has made great efforts to rule the country and worked hard. He hopes to have a change and a strong prospect. Even in currency issuance, he has gradually introduced western advanced mechanism and technology. Each coin casting Bureau has eight immortals crossing the sea to show their magic skills, and issued beautiful and small Guangxu Tongbao and Guangxu chongbao in various forms and editions, It has formed a beautiful scenery in the history of Chinese coinage. For a long time, Guangxu Tongbao has attracted much attention in the field of ancient coin collection. Some coin experts and scholars have repeatedly praised Guangxu Tongbao as "a collection of supreme beauty".
This piece of Guangxu Tong Bao palace money, weighing 234.7 grams, the appearance of view, the use of the outer square holes in the shape, in accordance with the direction of the right and left side of the block in the direction of the "Guangxu Tong Bao" words, the back of Manchu Qian, natural, small and elegant, dignified but beautiful, can be called the essence of the history of casting. Moreover, the calligraphy art used on the coins is very high, both rigid and flexible, and aesthetic. Some collectors believe that its level has exceeded the copper coins of the Kangxi and Qianlong periods, which is of great collection value.
With the passage of time and the change of dynasties, ancient coins also quietly disappeared and gradually decreased, and ancient coins have the characteristics that can not be copied. Therefore, people gradually realize the significance and value of coin collection. The collection of ancient coins has created a mythical miracle. Although ancient coins have no longer been used as coins in the market, they have extraordinary collection value, which has brought unexpected wealth to collectors.
In recent years, there are a large number of people collecting Guangxu Tongbao on the market. In the early stage, powerful buyers in various regions of China intervened in Guangxu Tongbao plate, controlling the market supply to a certain extent, resulting in the rapid rise of prices. At the same time, the value of Guangxu Tongbao is also rising simultaneously. From the acceptance of collectors and citizens, it is expected that the price will continue to rise in the later stage.