According to relevant historical records, after emperor Xianfeng ascended the throne in Qing Dynasty, he started to cast "Xianfeng Tongbao" to make money. At that time, because of the war, the plunder of the powers and the revolution of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, the military expenditure of the Qing Dynasty increased greatly, while the tax revenue decreased greatly, leading to financial constraints.
In order to alleviate the financial crisis, in 1853, Xianfeng was forced to open a large scale and successively launched "Xianfeng treasure" and "Xianfeng Yuanbao". In order to promote the development rapidly, in the Qing Dynasty, besides the original Baoyuan, Baoquan and provincial bureaus, there were other casting bureaus, such as Rehe Baode Bureau, Jiangsu Baosu Bureau, Xinjiang Kashi Bureau, etc., and Keqin Prefecture king was allowed to set up a special copper donation Bureau.
In the fourth year of Xianfeng, there were 16 denominations of coins in Qing Dynasty, including Dang 2, Dang 4, Dang 5, Dang 8, Dang 10, Dang 20, Dang 30, Dang 40, Dang 50, Dang 80, Dang 100, Dang 200, Dang 300, Dang 500, Dang 1000. Since there is no uniform stipulation on weight and size, coins of the same denomination often differ greatly because of different denominations, or coins of the same denomination are of different sizes and weights because of different casting periods, and even there is a strange phenomenon that coins of the same denomination are smaller and lighter than those of the same denomination. In addition, in March of the fourth year of Xianfeng, three kinds of iron and lead were successively cast in the household.
This piece of Xianfeng Yuanbao should be one hundred. Regular shape, proper size, old way of coating, natural rust color, distinct age flow mark, obvious circulation and use mark, natural historical transition, it is a treasure of coins. On the obverse, there are four characters of "Xianfeng Yuanbao" in Chinese, which can be read directly; on the reverse, there are Chinese characters "dangbai" on the top and bottom, and Manchu casting Bureau on the left and right.
Although the collection has experienced the baptism of a hundred years of history, there is not too much wear on the coin surface. It is very delicate and looks good. It is a fine product among hundreds of coins. The coins of Xianfeng year are the best in the whole Qing Dynasty. This coin is the best of Xianfeng's coins. It will have a higher value. It is a rare treasure in the coin collection and is worth collecting.
Xianfengqian is a wonderful flower of ancient Chinese coins, which is extremely beautiful. It is praised as "the king of Qing Dynasty" by Mr. Sun Zhonghui, a famous spring scholar, and has great appreciation value. It is of special significance to study the history of coinage and finance in China and even in the world. In recent years, the money collection market has been heating up, because of the amazing benefits and the wealth myths emerging from the ancient money collection market, more and more collectors are attracted to enter the money market.
A small ancient coin, as an important tool for the circulation of goods in past dynasties, contains rich historical elements. It is like an unbeaten flower in the long history, occupying an absolute position in every period. It promotes the development of society. The history of China's currency development is a textbook of China's historical development.