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Wang Mang

Considered to be one of the most beautiful coins of ancient China. Cast in the years 7-9 AD during the reign of Wang Mang, Xin Dynasty (7 - 23 AD). This knife money is popularly known as金错刀 or gold inlaid knife. The lower blade portion of the coin has the characters平五千which translates as "worth five thousand".


Han dynasty - A spade-shaped bronze coin issued during Wang Mang's (r. 9–23 AD) reign.

Knife-money. How convenient, a coin that doubles as a pocket knife! Gold, bronze, China, 7, Xin dynasty, under authority of Wang Mang.


Numisarchives. China Numismatic: Sello de Guinea Bissau alusivo al Emperador Wang Mang.


Spade-money, bronze, China, 10, Xin dynasty, Wang Mang.


Xin Dynasty (7 AD), Wang Mang “Da Quan Wu Shi”, 5 Pcs, Early Thick Mintage Variety, UNC condition unearthed from jar with beautiful blue rustiness, Rare 新朝, 王莽铸 “大泉五十”, 早期厚重版, 5枚, 未流通罐装蓝锈美品, 稀少


4-23 AD - Xin dynasty (Wang Mang Period). Large bronze Huo Bu ("Money Spade" coin). wo large Chinese characters divided with a vertical line Huo Bu ("Money Spade"), single inside and outside rim / Single inside and outside rim, long vertical line. 58mm long, 23mm wide.


The Xin Dynasty (新朝) literally "New Dynasty") was a Chinese dynasty (although strictly speaking it had only one emperor) which lasted from AD 9 to 23. It followed the Western Han Dynasty and preceded the Eastern Han Dynasty. The sole emperor of the Xin Dynasty, Wang Mang (王莽), was the nephew of Grand Empress Dowager Wang Zhengjun. fter the death of her step-grandson Emperor Ai in 1 BC, Wang Mang rose to power. and finally proclaimed himself emperor.