Start Dating taiwan coins before 1911

Dating taiwan coins before 1911

acrostolium An ornamental curved extension of the stem post on the prow of a galley, sometimes with the addition of a carved animal's head in front. acroterium or acroterion An ornament, such as a decorative knob or a statue, on the pediment of a temple or other building. The plural is "acroteria." AE or Æ An abbreviation used in coin descriptions meaning that the coin is of base metal or alloy, that is, not silver or gold; usually copper, brass or bronze.

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China is not only credited with having invented paper but it is also generally recognized to have been the first country in the world to use paper money.

This was the beginning of the issuance of modern currency in China which then expanded greatly following the 1911 Revolution and during the Republican Period.

These coins are believed to have been patterned after jade rings or, perhaps, a spinning wheel.

One additional type of bronze money from this time period consisted of small oval pieces cast in the State of Chu.

True paper money became a major form of currency during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) with the issuance of the Jiao Zi (交子) and Qian Yin (钱引), and paper currency then continued under the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) which issued the Hui Zi () and Guan Zi (关子).