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CHINA: ANCIENT (CAST) & SYCEE

     This is perhaps the largest for-sale offering of titles for ancient (cast, pre-machine) China. Listings are bibliographic by category and include useful titles not currently in stock. Basic References on Chinese Cash is my essay comparing mainly in-print Western-language works. Don't think a title below is unimportant because of a brief description; I've actually spent more verbiage on the obscure stuff not mentioned in the essay. Listings with blue background are standard references or important generalized works for their category. Red author name links to a scan of the cover, and red title links to a sample page, or contents page. [Estimates] in square parentheses are informational, not a for-sale offer. Small Order Charge under $10.
     I have tried to stock collector-friendly works in Western languages, but the best work in the field is in Chinese or Japanese. Many "Chinese text" books have little text at all, and the pictures, valuations, and basic data can be understood by non-Chinese readers. Please let me know of any new or missed works not listed here. An excellent resource for Chinese charms and coinage is www.zeno.ru, and an active e-group is Ancient Chinese Coins. I buy books. Libraries and single copies are wanted.
     The market is overrun with high-quality counterfeits of many Ancient Chinese Coins, and I do not recommend the purchase of any such item over about $50 in value unless it can be proven to have been outside China before 1990.

INTRODUCTIONS
HISTORY, REFERENCE
AUTHENTICATION
ENCYCLOPEDIAS
GENERAL CATALOGS
ZHOU DYNASTY
KNIFE & SPADE
QIN - TANG
SONG - TARTAR
YUAN - MING
QING (C'h'ing)
BY-PROVINCE
XINJIANG
SOGDIAN
SYCEE
CHOPMARKS
EARLY PAPER
CHARMS / AMULETS
JOURNALS & ART-
  ICLE COLLECTIONS

RARITIES
MODERN CHINA
EAST ASIA
AUCTIONS & FPL
CLOSEOUTS
KEY to Listings

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INTRODUCTIONS, FINDING LISTS
China Numismatic MuseumCollections From the China Numismatic Museum (Zhong-guo qian-bi bo-wu-guan cang pin xuan)   A picture-book sampling of this Beijing museum's collection of cast and struck coins, charms, banknotes, sycee, moulds and dies, some ordinary, but emphasizing rarities. The value is in the excellent, enlarged color photos of every object, all apparently genuine, making this an authentication tool as well as a joy to browse and the only published source for many rare items. Little text; brief item descriptions in Chinese.   362p, 9x11.75", hc, 2010175.00
Xie Tian-yuZhongguo Qianbi Shoucang yu Jianshang Quanshu    Loosely: "Complete book about Collecting and Enjoying Chinese Currency" Substantial 2-volume work surveying the range of Chinese cast ,struck & PRC coins, charms, sycee & banknotes. Much more thorough coverage than the China Numismatic Museum book, but not comprehensive. Good color photos range from reduced to full to enlarged, with size & weight specs given, along with market values. Substantial text (Chinese).   2v, 639p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2006NOT IN STOCK
Coole, Rev. A.B.Coins in China's History   Long-time standard introduction and handbook on Chinese coinage, including pictorial overview of ancient through modern coins, multi-page timeline of numismatic & political history, plus many charts, tables, finding lists & indexes. Includes catalog of 69 Fantasy Dollars. NOT IN STOCK
Qian JiajuA History of Chinese Currency   Beautiful color photos of knife, spade, cash, sycee, struck, and plenty of paper money. Not a catalog, not comprehensive, but a great sampler/introduction to Chinese money. English text.     220p, hc, 7.5x10", 1983R1992. 29.50
Qian JiajuZhongguo lidai huobi (A History of Chinese Currency)    Revised and considerably expanded Chinese-language edition of this lovely introductory work, with many color photos of Chinese cash, moderns, paper, etc. The 1992 220p English-language edition is $29.50. This one, 278p60.00
Anhui Ed. PressChinese Coinage CD ROM  6000+ images of coins with specs, rarity guide, and naration.  Not Mac compatible.  Eric Yin's Review.    NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai MuseumChinese Numismatics Gallery: Survey of China's money    Excellent color photos of genuine knife, spade, cash, Qing mother cash, moulds, Warring States gold, horse-hoof gold, etc., from a recent exhibit.  Useful for beginner or advanced (authenticity).  Brief essay; bilingual.  9p+35cpl, 7.5x11, sc, 19944.00
White, R.B.Finding List of Chinese Cash   Easy finding tool: Look up the top character, then find the 2nd character of the reign title in the charts for a cross-reference to Schjöth, Ding, Coole & others.   48p, sc, 11x8.5", 1976 Note: Rusted staples, some light cover stain.6.00
Smith, WardEast Asian Cash Coins: An Identification Guide - Annamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean      Alphabetical listing by romanized Chinese character of basic East Asian cash types, giving dynasty & regnal dates; about 1400 types. Stroke-count index makes it an identifier as well. Poor photocopy of this unpublished manuscript. 136p on 8.5x14" looseleaf, 1973NOT IN STOCK
Staack, HerbertMünzaufschriften Pinyin   Finding list; Nien-hao conversions to Pin-yin; mint list, numerous other lists and helpful tools for cash collectors. A supplement to Staack's cash catalog but useful by itself. What little "text" is German.   32p, sc, 198814.50
Moore, Ed.Introduction to the Cash Coins of China  12p, 8.5x11,sc.  Brief illustrated finding list using S and FD references. Allows reader to see a large number of pieces at one glance.  1996NOT IN STOCK
Remmelts, A.A.Chinesische Käschmünzen  Beginner catalog with good, woodcut-style drawings of 211 major types & many varieties, prices. No text.   79p, sc, 5x7.5", 1970?8.00
Cresswell, O.D.Chinese Cash  Beginner catalog of 370 types with reduced hand drawings. Description & often numismatic background given for each type.    110p, sc, 5.5x8.5", 1971R1979NOT IN STOCK
Jorgensen, HolgerOld Coins of China: A Guide to Their Identirfication  Beginner catalog of 394 types with reduced hand drawings. Brief text. Some editions have valuations.   28p, sc, 5.5x8.5", 1944R, various editions [$2]NOT IN STOCK
Petit, KarlEssai sur la Numismatique Chinoise  Brief introductory essay in French  35p, sc, 19744.50
HISTORIES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, SPECIAL TOPICS
Peng XinweiA Monetary History of China   The most important historical work on Chinese money covers Shang proto-monies through Qing (except Qing silver & paper). This 1965 work, now translated by Edward Kaplan, draws not only from earlier Chinese scholars, but Western works, gazetteers, diaries, archaeological reports, temple records, and works on economics and government administration. Not a catalog, and the photocopied illustrations are poor, but full of infomation on the coinage unavailable from any western source.    Vol 1 = Early through Sung; Vol 2 = Liao through Qing.   ±862p+122pl, sc, 1994   To order contact Western Washington University EAU Press NOT IN STOCK
Chou Chin-shengAn Economic History of China   Economics, not monetary history. Translated by Edward Kaplan.  274p, 7x10, sc, 1959Tr197412.00
Info-4cBasic References on Chinese Cash   An online article with more depth on the "blue" titles in this listing
Coole, Kozono, BowkerEncyclopedia of Chinese Coins Vol. 1: Bibliography of Far Eastern Numismatology and a Coin Index   Comprehensive bibliography of Western, Chinese & Japanese books and articles on Oriental coins to c.1966. Indices by character & by (Wade-Giles) transliteration are keyed to bibliography, showing location of each coin listing in all published works! Mainly useful for cash coinage, but covers struck & banknotes. 589p, 6x9.5", hc, 1967, OP   [$65]NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol ˝?: Bibliography   Hundreds of entries by publication date, with a stroke order index by title. The entries apper to be somewhat informational, and some include photos of the cover or title page. Apparently only Chinese works.   386p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2007NOT IN STOCK
Cribb, JosephScript Styles Used on Traditional Chinese Coins   (ONS Paper #18) Well-illustrated discussion of the script styles used on Chinese cast coinage, with catalog of 55 plated examples.   12p+4pl, sc, 8x12", 1984 NOT IN STOCK
Rose, Frank M.Chopmarks   Information, speculation, photos of the symbols & characters "chopped" in to silver coins by 18-19th C. Chinese merchants to test fineness & serve as their guarantee.   54p, 8.5x11", sc, 1987R2000, List $15, Out of print?NOT IN STOCK
Coole, Rev. A.B.A Troubleshooter for God in China  Autobiography of the Sino-numismatist's missionary years in China. Not much about numismatics. Many photos.  440p, hc, 1976   OP22.50
Wei yue-wangNienhao Suoyin (Reign Title Index by Year)  Several indexes: 1) Reign titles in stroke order, giving AD date, Emperor's name, dynasty & location 2) Reigns in chronological order giving Emp's name & AD date 3) Reign concordance of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese rulers 4) others Inner Mongolia Num. Soc.   462p, 5x7.5", sc, 198915.00
Vissering, WOn Chinese Currency: Coin and Paper Money  Essay on currency & banking system based upon the 1321 AD "Wen Hien T'ung K'ao" by Ma twan-lin.; incl foldout facsimile of Ming note  242p, 6.5x9.5, hc, 1877NOT IN STOCK
Vissering, Dr. G & Roest, W.A. On Chinese Currency: Preliminary Remarks about the Monetary Reform in China   An essay continuing the work of brother W. Vissering    224p, 6.5x9.5", sc, ND. Heavily used, needs rebound. Ex-Virgil Hancock library, with his stamps35.00
Wang, H, M. Cowell, J. Cribb and S. Bowman (eds)Metallurgical Analysis of Chinese Coins at the British Museum    Expanded coverage of research published in last 15 years, plus results of new studies, over the entire range of Cash coinage. Includes details of Zhou Weirong's Chinese language work on this subject.    44?p+60pl, sc?, 2005, List £20   REVIEW      Available Spink & SonNOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 20? Archaeology in Numismatics   Thousands of summaries of archaeological finds arranged chronologically by dynasty. Almost no illustratons. Chinese text.   1089p, 7.5x10.5, hc, 200695.00
Doo, Roger & Xiejun, ChenShanghai Museum's Collection of Ancient Coins from the Silk Road   Catalog of 1783 specimens consisting almost entirely of excellent color plates, brief descriptions & specs. A panorama of coinages from Greek, Roman, Persian through Central Asian &Indian series. Fully bilingual Chinese/English.   325p/pl, sc, 9x12", 2006   CONTENTS120.00
Info-22Cleaning Tips for Cash Coins   An online article.
AUTHENTICATION
Info-54Counterfeit Ancient Chinese Coins   An online article.
Shanghai Num. Soc. & Shanghai MuseumGu Qian de Jianding he Paoyiang (Authentication & Preservation of Ancient Coins)    A how-to-collect guide with advanced tips on authenticating ancients. Chinese text.   108p+28pl, 5.5x8", sc, 19869.00
Shanghai Num. Soc.Qian chao bianwei (Chinese coins and paper money: How to Identify Forgeries)    Spotting modern forgeries of ancient & modern coins, old & current banknotes including US notes. Chinese text.    159p, 6x10, sc, 199312.00
Sung & Yu(Comparative Authentication of Genuine and Counterfeit Coins)   Side-by-side photos of about 100 paired fake and genuine coins, excellent color photos. Just scratches the surface of the fake problem, and the text explaining how to tell the difference is in Chinese, tbut still a useful tool. About half ancients, half modern copper & silver dollars.   130p, 6x8.5", sc, 2003, OP35.00
Liu Jun & Liu JianminZhong guo ku qian bi chen wei jian bie (Critical List of Genuine and Forged Chinese Coins)   Comparison of a selection of fake and genuine Chinese coins of various dynasties. Excellent color photos with explanatory text (Chinese). Scarce & of limited use to Western collectors.   164p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 1999, slightly cracked spine45.00
China Numismatic Museum.Collections From the China Numismatic Museum (Zhong-guo qian-bi bo-wu-guan cang pin xuan)   A picture-book sampling of this Beijing museum's collection of cast and struck coins, charms, banknotes, sycee, moulds and dies, some ordinary, but emphasizing rarities. The value is in the excellent, enlarged color photos of every object, all apparently genuine, making this an authentication tool as well as a joy to browse and the only published source for many rare items. Little text; brief item descriptions in Chinese.   362p, 9x11.75", hc, 2010175.00
Li JinWen wu shou cang: quan cai Zhong-guo gu qian mu lu (Culture Collection: Old Chinese Coins in Color)   Two volumes of gorgeous color photos of about 1500 types from Song through Republic, a marketing tool for the products of a single forgery workshop. Quality ranges from deceptive to awkward. Although other shops produce better product, a useful tool for building your authentication skills. Brief Chinese captions and "market values." 210+214p, 5.5x8", 1999NOT IN STOCK
Tsui Ming Fu(Chinese Ancient Coins)   Color catalog of fake Song through Qing pieces, apparently from the same workshop. With "values" so apparently produced to market the fakes. Of little use in authentication, as all are transparently bad fakes.   2v., 186/187p, 5.75x8.25", sc, 2003NOT IN STOCK
Xu Guan(Chinese Ancient Coins Catalog / Pictorial Identification)   Books #3 and #10 in a series dealing with fakes. "Catalog" (#3) shows obvious fakes of all periiods, with market values, as though promoting them. "Pictorial" (#10) appears to discuss forgeries, and shows many paired specimens marked as fake or genuine. Those marked fake are good quality.   136/164p, 5.5x8.25", sc, 2005/2006NOT IN STOCK
Tseng, Che-luThe Spirit and Culture of Taiwan Coinage  Monetary history and catalog of Taiwan cast cash, Old Man and Ration Dollars, modern coinage, and banknotes. Good illustrations, many in color. Limited printing aimed at Taiwan collectors; Chinese text. Of use to Western collectors is identification of Dollar forgeries; pictures and sources of all fakes sold at auction 1985-2003! See notes for English readers.   238p, sc, 8.25x12", 2004, OPNOT IN STOCK
Jen, DavidChinese Cash: Identification and Price Guide  340p, sc, 2000  List $43, remaindered.  My Review   Jen gives a good summary of traditional forgery and alteration techniques, but is of little help in spotting post-1980s forgeries. Some of his own ilustrations are forgeries.NOT IN STOCK
Barker, R. AllanThe Historical Cash Coins of Vietnam Part I: Official and Semi-Official Coins   Comprehensive catalog of official and attributable coins in historical context with excellent illustrations, in English but usable by Vietnamese and Chinese readers.. Both rubbings and knockout color photos on art paper with descriptions to clarify all variety distinctions. Numerous charts, maps and indexes. Replaces Novak and supercedes all other references (excepting unofficial series). Contains new discoveries. Extensive, well-illustrated chapter on forgeries uses both Chinese and Vietnamese coins to discuss techniques and detection methods in far greater depth than any other work on cash coins. Valuation guide. Displays the beauty and range of the series as no other work. Detailed preview at author's website.    407p, 7.5x10.5", hardcover, 2005   Back in stock.75.00
Zhou Ya ShuLiao Xi Xia Jin Yuan Si Chao Huo Bi Tu Lu Jing Xuan (Pictorial Catalog of Selected Coins of Liao, Western Xia, Jin and Yuan Dynasties)   Gorgeous catalog with sharp, enlarged color photos of multiple varieties for each type, both sides. Normal 22-24m coins enlarged to 60m, and selected pieces to 120+m. Includes unpublished varieties, charms, sycee, paper & Islamic types. With fakes cloging the market, a pictorial work such as this is the collector's best defense. Very little text (Chinese) with some English.   .;378p, sc, 8.5x11.25", 2003120.00
Taisei (Japan)Auction: Chinese Coins Collection & Old coins of Annam, Korea, and Japan  The first important auction of cast Oriental coins with many knife, spade & round coins shown in good plates. As many later auctions contained modern China forgeries, this is good for comparisons.  36p+39pl, 8x12, sc, 11/7712.00
ENCYCLOPEDIAS (MULTI-VOLUME CATALOGS)
SEE ALSO: Catalogs and By-Dynasty references below.
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia ("Daxi", Zhong Guo Li Dai Hou Xi)   A twelve-volume work in progress by the Shamghai Museum and Shanghai Numismatic Society, covering all Chinese money. Numbered specimen listings with good rubbing, catalog number, rarity rating, and often weight, diameter, and hoard reference noted in plates or in chart at back. Sample plates scanned for cast coin rubbings, for sycee photos,for the unusually detailed rubbings used along with some photos to illustrate struck coins, and for the full-color, true size color photos of banknotes. Shows specimens beyond the Shanghai Museum's, but does not classify... Most volumes include several essays. Chinese text, but 90+% of each book is plates. Massive 11x15" hardcovers, some in slip cases. See individual volumes by dynasty below. For later volumes see Modern China References page.
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclopedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included. A volume with text and attributions by Roger Doo is supposed to be published later. Details: (1) Pre-Qin Dynasties 740p, 1513 pcs of spade,knife,cowrie,gold squares, and early coins including the first Pan-liangs, inscription index; (2) Qin & Han Dynasties 501p, 1970 Pan-liang, Wu-shu, Wang-mang coinages & others of the period; (3) Wen, Jin, Sui and Tang Dynasties 434p, 1656 coins, inscription index; (4) Song, Liao, Jin & Western Xia Dynasties 703p, 2745 pcs, inscription index; (5) Yuan, Ming & Qing Dynasties 730p, 2399 Cash (incl. T'ai-P'ing Rebel) and 452 Sycee (photos), inscription index; (6) Machine-Minted Coins of the Qing & Republic 517p, 1659 pcs incl. Tibet, Sinkiang, some patterns; inscription index. Hundreds of Shanghai-area tokens listed, but only one illustrated; (7) Coin Moulds 448p, 366 mostly Wang-mang era & Wu-chu moulds, inscription index; (8) Foreign Currencies 645p, 2368 coins, strong on Sasanian, Mexican, cash from Vietnam & Japan plus a lot of European. Surprisingly good rubbings of coins usually seen in photos. Presumably these specimens will be duplicated in the Daxi series.    OPNOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics)   Ongoing series from Henan Numis. Society edited by Zhao Hue Yuen, projected at 10 "volumes" though some volumes consist of multiple fat books. Like the Shanghai series (Daxi) it covers all Chinese coins and banknotes, but unlike the "museum" approach of showing multiple specimens with little comment, items are classified by type and varieties, with explanation (Chinese text). This is an unusual approach for a Chinese work and is helpful to the Western user even if he can not read Chinese. See the sample page (click on title above) for an example of the numbered varieties within (unnumbered) types format. For depth of research and comprehensiveness, this series is probably the ultimate work on cash.    See individual volumes below: V.1: Pre-Qin Dynasties (OP); V.2: Qin & Han (OP); V.3: Wei, Jin, South & North Dynasties, Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms; V.4: Liao, West Xia and Jin; V.5: Northern Song; V.6: Southern Song; Vol.˝?: Archaeology in Numismatics. To be released: V.6(a-d?): Yuan Ming & Qing; V.˝?: Bibliography; V.˝?: Appendix. Struck coins and banknotes will be covered in this series.     Volumes are 7.5x10.5" hardcover with a few color plates and rubbing illustrations, published 1995+. I will be glad to notify you when new volumes are published.
Hirao ShusenShintei Showa Senpu (Shincho-sen Senpu?)   Considered the most comprehensive Cash catalogue ever published, though the Great Dictionary currently in progress may surpass it. Covers Japan (V.1), China (V.2-3), Korea (V.4), also many Japan & Korea charms. Includes rarities not found elsewhere but best known for its great depth of varieties. Good rubbings, little text. Most coins illustrated are from Japanese collections.   Coole J456; 1660p, 1931/40. Advise if interested in single volumes or a set. [Est. Value $450]NOT IN STOCK
Okudaira MasahiroToa Senshi   (A Numismatic Record of Far Eastern Coins)   Encyclopedic work on all pre-machine struck far Eastern coins (all metals & early paper), emphasizing information, with an (unnumbered) type catalog, no depth of varieties. Similar in treatment to Ding Fubao's "Encyclopedia", published the same year. Coole (J-511) notes, "This is the outstanding Japanese work on coins of the Far East. It is scientifically worked out and shows much painstaking labor and checking." Probably useful to Japanese readers. V.1: China I-pi and Spade; V.2: China Knife, Chou through Five Dynasties; V.3: China Sung through Qing & Rebels; V.4: Japan, Korea, Ryuku, Vietnam; V.5: Burial monies, Charms & Esen, essays.    18v, 3054p, string-bind,1938; 5v, hc-cased, 6.5x9", 1974 (shown in scan); there is also a later edition, 20 blue string-bind volumes. Downloadable at zeno.ru Please inquire.
Ting Fu Pao (Ding Fubao)Ku Ch'ien Ta T'zu Tien ("Encyclopedia")   Stroke-order catalog of all published China cast coins plus all traditional source material on them.  Forgeries listed & noted.  Possibly the most important work ever done on Chinese coins prior to the 1990s, and source for the reign-ordered "Catalog," still a mainstay among Asian colletors. Chinese text.   2234p, 1938 2-vol 1982,89 China reprint   (Mouse nibbles at corners $60)90.00
Ting Fu Pao (Ding Fubao)Ku Ch'ien Hsüeh Kang Yao (An Outline of Numismatics)   A supplement to "Encyclopedia." Coole-405  120p, sc, 1940R  (Hardcover $19)12.50
Coole. Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins    (Vols. 1-7)  Compendium of every illustration of knife, spade & related non-round coins and funeral monies in the available literature up to c.1970 along with discussions of Seal script, but no numismatic information. Good one-stop source for the researcher, but most collectors will find a simple type/variety catalog more useful. Vol 6 on Ming knives is more comprehensive than any other reference; Vol. 3 is useful for spotting odd variants of square-foot late spades and Vol. 5 covers interesting "dabatable" money items. This ambitious project died with Coole himself and Vol 7 covering pre-T'ang round coinages was completed later, covering about 1900 pieces.  OP, but all except Vol.4 are available @ €60 in a downloadable book catalog from MGM in München.   Individual volumes offered below. Complete set Vol. 1-7, including the important Bibliography Vol. 1, and out-of-print Vol. 4:475.00
GENERAL CATALOGS & PRICING GUIDES
SEE ALSO: Encyclopedias above and By-Dynasty references below.
Hartill, DavidCast Chinese Coins   The new standard reference has arrived: a truly comprehensive catalog from 650 BC to 1912, over 5000 listings with rubbings, X-refs to S and FD, and rarity guide, informed by latest Chinese research and archaeological finds. Historical background and contemporary accounts of coinage use. Numerous maps, charts & finding list. This work is a "type" catalog, at the level of Schjoth and Fisher's Ding (which it adequately replaces) but it does not go into much depth on calligraphy varieties, which often determine mint, period of issue, or even reign. For this important dimension you will need works such as Hartill's Qing Cash or Burger for Qing, Gorny or his source works on Song, Doo on Banliang, wuzhu, and kaiyuan, etc. Covers knife, spade & I-pi but with few illustrations; does not cover halberd, bridge, burial monies, or charms. About half of the author's Qing Cash listings are present, though arranged by ruler / mint with new numbering and without the extensive background information found in that work. The numbering system is a bit cumbersome, but adequate.   474p, sc, 8x11", 2005, List price $49.9539.00
Schjöth, F. (Schjoth)Chinese Currency    Despite numerous shortcomings, it is reasonably comprehensive, has background information on the coinage, and a well-recognized, simple numbering system. Illustrations are simplified hand drawings which aid identification by novices, but do not reflect true calligraphy details. Decent sections on Chinese charms, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cash, but not comprrehensive enough for use today. It was the standard among Western collectors before Hartill, but is now essentially obsolete, except for the numbering system still widely used. Gilbert Tan's article on forgeries in Schjöth is in the ONS Newsletter #168, p.22-29 with a correction in #169 p.10. The 1929 original is no better than the reprints and is for bibliophiles. The 1965 reprint contains a laid in price supplement and additions (of questionable value) by Virgil Hancock and is generally the favored edition. The 1976 London reprint follows the original, but is not well bound and the front cover tends to work loose.    88p+132pl, Oversize 8.5x13.5", hc, 1929R1965,76   Photocopy loose in 14" folder $15; 1965 Hancock ed., nice used $75; 1976 London ed. new, but slightly loose cover: 65.00
Fisher, George (& Ting Fu Pao)Fisher's Ding   Ting Fu Pao's "Catalog" translated with catalog numbers assigned, cross-reference to Schjöth, Wade-Giles to Pinyin, other useful charts, and 1980's Chinese market values (way low now!). A collector-friendly version of the longstanding standard among Chinese collectors. Useful for communication between Chinese and Western collectors because the numbering system is the same as a version published in Taiwan. Omits sections on Japanese, Korean, Vietnam coins.   362p, 8.5x11, 1940RR1990, Photocopy 2-up of original, loose, 2-sided on 3-hole punched paper. List $30, OPNOT IN STOCK
Ting Fu Pao (Ding Fubao)Li Dai Gu Qian Tu Shuo ("Catalog")   A distillation from "Encyclopedia," with rubbings in historical order & brief Chinese captions, essentially no text. Non-comprehensive listings of Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and unidentified cash. Long-time standard among Chinese-reading collectors.   459p, 6x10", hc, 1940R 10.00
Ting Fu-Pao & Ma DingxiangLi Dai Gu Qian Tu Shuo ("Catalog," Annotated Edition)   PRC edition with Fisher's numbers, Ma's corrections and updates in upper margin (Chinese text), and a chart of 1992 PRC market valuations (very low!).    531p, 6x10.5", hc, 1992   (Photocopy of valuations section $2.50) NOT IN STOCK
Hua Guangpu, Ed.Zhong Guo GU Qian Mu Lu 1998 V.1: Early to N. Sung 625p.; V. 2 S. Sung-Ming, 483p.; V.3: Ch'ing, 730p  Most comprehensive catalog of Chinese ancients with pricing, each is hc, 4 color plates, b&w rubbing illos.    PRICE REDUCED: Set 29.99; Single volumes each10.00
Hua Guangpu, Ed.Zhongguo Guqian Daji    Successor to Guqian Mulu in 4 volumes. Now perhaps the most comprehensive general catalog of Chinese ancients. Valuations. In disfavaor outside PRC, as it is said he has plagarized other works.V.1 Early dynasties 42op+4cpl; V.2 Song Dynasties 410p+4cpl; V.3 Tartar, Ming, Qing through Daoguang 443p+4cpl; V.4 Later Qing, Taiping Rebels, Republic 619p+4cpl.    4v., 1892p + 16 color plates, sc, 2004 Single Volumes, as available: $20.00; Full set:60.00
Hua GuangpuColor Plates Chinese Ancient Coin Catalog    Not comprehensive, but a good selection of 660 different Chou through Qing knife, spade & cash. Specimens range from well circulated to various colorful patinations. By far the best work for appreciating what these pieces actually look like and an excellent addition to the usual library of rubbing-illustrated works. Brief Chinese captions, values in Yuan.   267p, 5.5x8.25, 2001; two different covers exist.NOT IN STOCK
Jen, DavidChinese Cash: Identification and Price Guide  340p, sc, 2000   Non-comprehensive catalog with some interesting background information, but not suitable as a standard reference. Some useful advice on spotting older forgeries.My Review    An errata listing is found at Jen Errors..   List $43, now OP. Save your money and buy Hartill's work.NOT IN STOCK
Tsai, OrlandoAn Illustration of Chinese Ancient Coins   "Taiwan Redbook" published in 1973 this was the first comprehensive Chinese work on cast coinage since Ting Fu Pao's 1940 catalog and with its transliterated/English legends and valuations, helped shape the Asian and Western markets for many years.    540p, 6x8", hc, 1973NOT IN STOCK
Tsai, OrlandoAn Illustration of Chinese Ancient Coins, revised 2nd ed.  610p, hc, 1999, OPNOT IN STOCK
Wang Li-xin & Song Zhi-qiangZhongguo gu qian bi ku    A one-volume rubbing-illustrated catalog of Chinese ancient and modern struck coins, apparently comprehensive by type, and good attention to varieties varieties. Includes charms, Japanese & Korean cash. Basically just rubbings and Renminbi prices, way low for the market today, but useful in a relative way.  1182p, 6x8", hc, 199725.00
Sun Zhong-hui, Ed.Jianming Qianbi Cidian (Concise Dictionary of Chinese Coins)   A one-volume rubbing-illustrated catalog of Chinese ancient and modern coins, apparently comprehensive by type, but with little depth on varieties. What is useful about this book is the (generally) good quality of the rubbings, allowing close comparison of calligraphy, important in studying and authenticating cash. No catalog #s or valuations, but 1-10 rarity ratings.  761p, 8x10.5", hc, 1991NOT IN STOCK
Liu JuchengIllustrative Plates of Chinese Ancient Coins (Zhong Guo Gu Qian Pu)    Non-comprehensive catalog of Chinese cash including only verifiably-excavated coins, with a source index, as antidote to the many catalogs which include forgeries. Many common, unquestioned types are omitted. Rubbings of over 4000 cash, numbered within reign, 1-3 rarity rating. Little text (Chinese). An important approach.    534p, 7.5x10.5, hc, 1989NOT IN STOCK
Dong DayongChung Kuo Ku Chien Chi Tsing Chih Nan (Guide to Collecting Chinese Ancient Coins)   Rubbing catalog of cast coins with market prices for 5 cities, including Taipei. One of the cities must be in the west as the prices are 7-10x the next highest!  342p, sc, 5x7", 199317.50
Sun Zhong-hui & Hu WeiGuqianbi Tujie (Ancient Chinese Money in Pictures)   From the Shanghai Museum staff, a catalog with good rubbings & 1-10 rarity rating of over 1000 rare and largely unpublished Chinese cast & struck. Includes essay on history of Chinese coinage. Chinese text.   327p, 5.5x7.5", hc, 198925.00
Staack, HerbertDie Lochmünzen Chinas   Comprehensive catalog of cash derived from Ting and other standards, historical order, numbered, rubbing illustrated, no monetary history or prices.  Many useful charts & tables. Bilingual.  424p, 8.5x12, sc, spiral, 1988, OPNOT IN STOCK
Lockhart, StewartThe Lockhart Collection of Ancient Chinese Coins  The collection itself was auctioned off in a few bulk lots in the July, 1989 Spink-Taisei Tokyo sale.   1975 hc Reprint $50;   1992 xerox27.50
Lockhart, StewartCurrency of the Farther East (Glover Collection)   A rare, never-reprinted three-volume work published 1895-1907 covering a collection of Chinese and Vietnamese cast coins larger than Lockhart's own. Vol. 1 is descriptions; DOWNLOAD, Vol. 2 is woodcut illustrations, and Vol. 3 DOWNLOAD is a finding index; entire work downloadable at Zeno.ru site. Like JSL's collection, it is riddled with fakes and fantasies, but the work is of interest for the 300 charms, which are translated and explained. The collection is now in the Smithsonian Museum.NOT IN STOCK
Masuo, TomifusaToyo Kosen Kakaku (Zufu, Purei)  Series of catalogs covering Ancient China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Ryukus or portions thereof, various editions. Rubbing, brief description & price in Japanese Yen. These were important windows on Asian market prices of the time.   7x10", sc, 1970s-80sNOT IN STOCK
Patalas, W.Chinesische Münzen   General introduction to ancient Chinese monies; woodcut illustrations  German.  156p, hc, 1912R1965  OP22.50
Schlösser, RichardChina Münzen  114p+20pl  Illustrated numismatic history of cast coinage, German text. 137 pcs photo-plated, unusual for cash publications. Plates just fair in this photocopy reprint.   114p+20pl, sc, 7x8.5", 1935R199218.00
Hirose TeruoShima Sen Bunrui Senpu   Meaning "miscellaneous cash" these are coherent series of cash which can not be clearly assigned to issuers. Some now known to be Javanese or Vietnamese, others likely Chinese or even Japanese. Japanese text.   137p, sc, 1987. Very useful for serious researchers, but impossible to find now. I DO NOT HAVE THIS IN STOCK. I CAN NOT OBTAIN IT FOR YOU. I CAN NOT PHOTOCOPY IT FOR YOU. DON'T ASK.NOT IN STOCK
Masuo, TomifusaToyo Kosen Zuruku (Early Chinese Coins)   Catalog of pre-T'ang Chinese knife, spade & cash, decent rubbings, values in Japanese Yen. More variety depth than other works in the Toyo Kosen series.   60p, 7x10", sc, 198920.00
Anhui Ed. PressChinese Coinage CD ROM  6000+ images of coins with specs, rarity guide, and naration.  Not Mac compatible.  Eric Yin's Review NOT IN STOCK
ZHOU DYNASTY: KNIFE, SPADE, I-PI, MOULDS
Thierry, François Monnaies chinoises: L'Antiquité pré-impériale (des origines á 221 av. J-C.)   First in a series based on the Bibliotheque Nationale collection. Utilizing Chinese archaeological reports with the aid of expert Roger Doo, early coinages (knife/spade/cowrie through Pan-liang) are for the first time presented in the context of their issuing political entities. Catalog with excellent plates of 538 pieces, each cross-referenced to specimens in Daxi and other works. Head and shoulders above any other Western work for this period. French text. 308p+74pl, 8x12", sc, 1997 NOT IN STOCK
Wang Yü-Ch'üanEarly Chinese Coinage (ANS #122)  Long-time English language standard work analyzing & classifying Zhou coinages. Still useful.    262p+55pl, 6x9", sc, 1951 1st (best edition) ex-Virgil Hancock library, used $40; hc R1980, new:32.50
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 1: Qin Dynasty, Chinese Edition   First in a projected 16-volume series of oversized 11x15" works on all Chinese money.  This one covers knife, spade, and cowrie-derived coins plus the earliest round-hole coins. Numbered specimen listings with good rubbing, cat #, rarity rating, and often weight, diameter, and hoard reference. Color plates show 51 basic Qin types. Additional articles and appendices (in Chinese) such as origins of Chinese money, pre-Qin currency by Wang Qingzheng, tables of Inscriptions, archaeological evidence, index of cowrie references, metalurgy, hoard summary chart.  First printing, 1181p+4cpl, hc, 1988. This first edition (hardcover, Chinese text) is out of print. 185.00
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 1: Qin Dynasty, Japanese Edition   Second printing, divided into two softcover volumes in slip cases. Catalog portion unchanged, but contents, introduction, articles, etc. are in Japanese. 155.00
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol. 1: Pre-Qin Dynasties    Series of 8 Volumes, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclopedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. A volume with text and attributions by Roger Doo is supposed to be published later. 740p, 1513 pcs of spade, knife, cowrie, gold squares, and early coins including the first Pan-liangs; inscription index; OP100.00
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Great Dictionary: V.1 Pre-Qin Dynasties   Gold cakes, cowries, knife, spade and round-hole cash. Excellent format: Each type is illustrated and discussed in depth, followed by numbered inscription varieties. The approach is scholarly, relying on hoard evidence to weed out forgeries. Chinese text with brief English introduction. See series description above under General Catalogs.   679p+4cpl, hc, 7.5x10.5", 1995, OP, hard to find. NOT IN STOCK
Hirao ShusenShintei Showa Senpu (Shincho-sen Senpu?)   Until recently considered the most comprehensive Cash catalogue ever published, covers Japan (V.1), China (V.2-3), Korea (V.4), also many Japan & Korea charms. Best known for its great depth of varieties. Good rubbings, little text. Most coins illustrated are from Japanese collections.   Coole J456; This is a good Japanese reprint 1970s? of p. 1-146 of Vol 2: Knife series and Hollow-handle Spades.65.00
Coole. Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins    (Vols. 2-7)  Compendium of every illustration of knife, spade & related non-round coins and funeral monies in the available literature up to c.1970 along with discussions of Seal script, but no numismatic information. Good one-stop source for the researcher, but most collectors will find a simple type/variety catalog more useful. Vol 6 on Ming knives is more comprehensive than any other reference; Vol. 3 is useful for spotting odd variants of square-foot late spades and Vol. 5 covers interesting "dabatable" money items. This ambitious project died with Coole himself and Vol 7 covering pre-T'ang round coinages was completed later, covering about 1900 pieces.  OP, but all except Vol.4 are available @ €60 in a downloadable book catalog from MGM in München.   Complete set Vol. 1-7, including the important Bibliography Vol. 1, and out-of-print Vol. 4:475.00
Coole, Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins, Vol. 2: Early Coins of the Chou dynasty  Hollow-handle & heavy spades, cowries & I-pi.    557p, hc, 6x9.25", 1973 65.00
Coole, Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins, Vol. 3: Spade Coin Types of Chou Dynasty  Square-foot spades by city-name plus some rare spade types. Useful in showing the wide variation of writings for even a single city.   513p, hc, 6x9.25", 1972, no dj55.00
Coole, Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins, Vol. 4: Pointed Spade Coins of Chou Dynasty  Large and small pointed-foot spades, and all types of pointed knife. Appendices such as "Numerals - Ancient to Modern," "History-Mythical & Legendary Cosmogony," "Some characters that get mixed up in deciphering."   Hardest single volume in series to find.   450p, hc, 6x9.25", 1975NOT IN STOCK
Coole, Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins, Vol. 5: Ch'i Heavy Sword Coins and Debatable Pieces of the Chou Era  The earliest (heavy) knives, plus a roster of items often collected as money but now considered burial pieces, charms, or still in dispute: bridge, bell, fish, grater, kan-tun (shield), Lotus Root heart, currycomb    5740p, hc, 6x9.25", 1976NOT IN STOCK
Coole, Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins, Vol. 6: State of Ming Knife Coins and Minor Knife Coins   Still the most comprehensive catalog in English of "Ming" knife by inscription, and all other small knives. Appendices: "Many Problems in Dating Chou Dynasty Coins," "Dynastic Chart of China," "The Kings of the Chou Dynasty," "A Glossary of Numismatic Terminology."   512p, hc, 6x9.25", 1976NOT IN STOCK
Kempgen, H-WFrühe chinesische Münzgeschichte: zur Chronologie der Spatenmünzen (7. bis 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr.)   Well-illustrated study of spade coinage with revised dating system for Eastern Zhou spades.  110p, 6.5x9.5, sc, 199317.50
Taiyuan Num. Soc. (Money of the Zhao State)    40p of Chinese text, plus catalog with 941 rubbings of knife, spade, round-hole cash & moulds of Zhou    367p, 7x10", sc, 199822.50
Zhang Chun Zhongguo Dao Bi Xue Kao (Research on the Knife Money of China)     Scholarly work and apparently complete catalog (including Ming) by shape & inscription of 634 pieces (rubbings); Chinese text. 520p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 199725.00
Shanxi Num. Soc.Qin Han Qian Fan (Coin Moulds from Chin & Han Dynasty)   Large-format definitive work on moulds of this period. Includes pan-liang and wu-chu from all excavations with detailed info on findspot, specs, and coin attribution, plus moulds from earlier catalogs and casual sources such as newspaper accounts. 396 mould rubbings & 17 full-color photos. Only work on the topic. Chinese text. Not part of the "Shanghai Encyclopedia" series, but in size & contents it is a natural extension.    338p, 10.5x14", hc, 1992;  OP [$200]NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol 7: Moulds   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclo pedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included.    448p, 366 moulds, mostly wuzhu and wang-mang era., inscription index.   OPNOT IN STOCK
Coole, Rev. A.B.Moulds Photo Set   Set of 3 glossy 8x10" photos of moulds from Coole's collection sold by Jack Klaussen to Taiwan in the 1980s; the only record of the collection.12.00
Ramsden, H.A.Chinese Early Barter and Uninscribed Money   Catalog of 92 pieces of Spade, Knife, Bell, Gridiron, Nutmeg Grater, Weights, Arrow Head, Halberd Head, Sword, Shield (Carapace), Ring (Disc), Lily Root, Bridge, Comb, and Cicada. Discusses past literature & evidence of money use, typical forms and variants. Three photo plates supplement lovely drawings in text. Many now thought to be charms, burial objects, etc. A separate 21p. 1914 work Model-Insect Money of Ancient China argues for monetary use of Cicada bronzes.   34p+3pl, 6x9, sc, 1912NOT IN STOCK
Althoff, R.Sammlung Köhler-Osbahr Band II/1: China, Annam, Korea und Japan   Collection of "odd & curious" monies of the Orient, mainly Chinese knife and spade, but a host of other items not well-catalogued elsewhere: Bridge, bell, lotus-root, grater, sycee (rather ordinary), tallies, Ko (weapon), Ko stones, amuletic knife & key; Korean horse warrants (6 pcs); various Japanese pre-Meiji silver. All well-catalogued & illustrated with references to other published examples. GERMAN TEXT  214p, 8.5x11", sc, 1993 40.00
QIN THROUGH TANG (in dynasty order)
SEE ALSO: Zhou Dynasty above for earliest round coins
Thierry, FrançoisMonnaies de Chine, II - Des Qin aux Cinq Dynasties   Second entry in a continuing series based on the BN's collection by one of the top Western scholars in the field. 1587 coins 221BC to 975 AD, diam., weight, Chinese inscription, transcription and translation, commentary if necessary, photos in text; discussion & correction of many former attributions;French text   298p, sc, 2003150.00
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 2: Qin, Han, Three Kingdoms   5062 listings, including the complex Pan liang and Wu zhu series. However, some forgeries are included in the listings and there are numerous errors in attribution of banlianag and wuzhu; the "Great Dictionary" volume on this series is better. Several illustrated essays on coinage of this period. Chinese text.   783p, 2002, twenty color plates. 185.00
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol 2: Qin & Han Dynasties   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclo pedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included.    501p, 1970 pcs, Wuzhu, Wang-mang, etc., inscription index.   OPNOT IN STOCK
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol 3: Wen, Jin, Sui and Tang Dynasties   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclo pedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included.    5434p, 1656 pcs, Kai-yuan, etc., inscription index.   OPNOT IN STOCK
Coole, Rev. A.B.Encyclopedia of Chinese Coins, Vol. 7: Earliest Round Coins  Completed after his death, the final volume in the series. Only 350 copies printed. NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Great Dictionary: V.2 Qin & Han Dynasties   In-depth listings of banliang, wuzhu & other types, incl. gold horse-hoofs, in useful type/variety format. Additional ±200 loose pages of foldout mould plates.. See series description above under General Catalogs.   760p+4cpl+200 loose, hc, 7.5x10.5", 1998 Out of PrintNOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Great Dictionary: V.2 Qin & Han Dynasties, Supplement   Looseleaf group of 77 plates, single sheet or folded, depicting numbered rubbings of over 200 moulds of coin types covered in V.2. Out of PrintNOT IN STOCK
Masuo, TomifusaToyo Kosen Zuruku (Early Chinese Coins)   yCatalog of pre-T'ang Chinese knife, spade & cash, decent rubbings, prices in Japanese Yen. More variety depth than his broader works.   60p, 7x10", sc, 198920.00
Doo, RogerBan Liang Tu Xi (An illustrated Catalogue of Ban Liang)   First of two volumes onthe most complex Chinese coin type, the Banliang (Pan Liang), referencing the author's own collection. Rubbing illustrations of about 2800 pieces, with weight & size, grouped by period and reign. Chinese text. Limited printing. Future volumes in the series will cover Wuzhu (2 vols.) and Kaiyuan (1-2 vols.)   486p+2cp, 7.5x11", sc, 200555.00
Doo, Roger Ban Liang Kao (Attribution of Pan Liang), 2v    Catalog of Pan liang from earliest to latest 4-shu, some attributions by Emperor & mint, all numbered, with specs. V1 = Discussion, V2 = Catalog Chinese text. The author is one of the foremost scholars on ancient Chinese series and this work represents a major leap forward in the understanding of this conservative series issued over hundreds of years. Non-Chinese readers may find it difficult to use. 127+303p, sc, 2 vols, 2000 28.50
Kwan Hon HunBan Liang Huo Bi Tu Shi (Illustrated Catalog of Pan Liang)    Illustrated, numbered catalog of China's earliest important coin type: weights, descriptions, attributions. Some really huge pieces shown. Chinese only, so it will be difficult for Western users.  355p, 6x8.5, hc, 1995, OP20.00
Zhang NanQin Han Huobi Shilun (Essays on the Coinage of Qin & Han)    Accurate and up-to-date excavation-oriented history of early coinage including Wang Mang; bibliography, chronology, excavations list. No illos. Chinese text. Said to be important.  210p, 5x7, sc, 1991NOT IN STOCK
Jiang Ro SherQin Han Qian Bi Yan Jiu (Study of Qin & Han Money)   Pan-liang, Wu-shu & Wang Mang's types. Rubbings; foldouts of moulds. Probably an archaeology-based study used by Doo and others in sorting these complex series. Chinese text.    238p, hc, 7.5x10.5, 1997NOT IN STOCK
Doo, Roger Wu-chu X X   Two-volume rubbing catalog of Wuzhu series, attributed by dynasty and ruler. Includes Wang Mang's Da chuan wu-shi, and non-wuzhu coinages of the Three Kingdoms and North & South Dynasties. 4218 listings.    806p, sc, 6x10.25", 2009, 2v 50.00
Thierry, FrançoisLa chronologie des Wuzhu    p.223-247 of Revue Numismatique Vol. 31, 1989. Said to be the most important study of Wuzhu in a Western language. The volume is available from CBG.fr for 46 Euros.
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 3: Sui, T'ang, 5-Kingdoms/10-States Period  2303 listings, including 53 Sui, 1382 Tang, 846 Five-kingdoms/Ten-states period (including Sogdian in Paghspha script and some late-dynasty Huo-pu), 22 gold and silver Tang, 6 Charms. Fifteen essays/appendices on coinage including numismatic history, hoard finds, rarities, casting technology; Index by inscription.   619p,1991, Four color plates;    First or unchanged 2nd edition, as available:125.00
Doo, Roger (Eastern Han Wu Zhu)   Article (23p.) in Hong Kong Numismatic Soc. 1997 journal. Chinese text. Many other articles, ads, members with addresses, etc.NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 3: Wei, Jin, South & North Dynasties, Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms   Encyclopedic format with rubbing illustration and brief article on each type and variety. For depth of research and comprehensiveness, this series is probably the ultimate work on cash, but Chinese text. This volume including the later Wuzhus, and complex Kaiyuan series. Inscribed silver(?) bars & rounds, moulds, etc.   790p+4cpl, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2003 NOT IN STOCK
Doo, Roger & Gu Xiao KunKai Yuan Tung Bao Xi Nien Dian Kao (Vol. 1)   History & attribution of this complex series from hoard finds. Includes Chao Yuan & rebel coinages, with catalog. Historical information not in English version. Chinese text.   172p, 6x10, sc 199627.50
Doo, RogerChronology of Kai Yuan Tung Bao   English-language, collector-friendly work which finally unravels the dating mysteries and typology of this uniform inscription type of the Tang Dynasty (621-907 AD). Charts and rubbings make clear to Western readers the calligraphy variations which distinguish separate issues. Covers other Tang inscriptions and Rebels. Revised attributiions since his 1996 Chinese-language work.    112p, 8.25x11.25", sc, 2005 50.00
Hasomichi No KaiOo-Mo Senpu (Wang Mang Coins)    Detailed discussion and variety catalog of Wang Mang's coinage, with rarity guide. 376 varieties of Ta-chuan alone! Japanese text. Limited printing by Tokyo Cash Collector's Club.   193p, 7x10", sc, 1988, OPNOT IN STOCK
Tye, RobertWang Mang   The story of China's Han usurper 6-22AD, his economic reforms and unusual monies (key, pants money, huo-chuan, etc.)    20p, 1993, sc, 1993, OP   Available online (by going through a facebook signup).NOT IN STOCK
Brudin, J.A.Coins of Wang Mang and the Mantchu Dynasty  Brief treatment of Wang Mang & other Chinese coinage. Obsolete.    20p, sc, 1891?R, various reprints:1.00
SONG & TARTAR (in dynasty order)
Gorny, NormanNorthern Song Dynasty Cash Variety Guide Improved version of earlier 7-part work. Detailed variety guide to copper & iron, including multiples. Varieties are clearly illustrated, with rarity ratings and description of differentiating features; new numbering system. Brief historical note & commentary on on each ruler type, collector's guide, finding guide, mint list & note on matching cash. The ultimate collector's guide to the series. it may be too detailed for casual users, antidote to the stingy selection of varieties in Schjoth & Hartill. Rubbings pages lie opposite descriptions. Before his untimely death, Norman arranged to sell the glue-bind (a.k.a. "cracking spine") version through his print-on-demand publisher, Lulu, but without his password, they will no longer produce the more useful spiral-bind version which lays flat. You should be able to find the glue-bind version online, and if you want to inquire or complain to the printer: lritch@lulu.com. 281p, 8.5x11, sc, 2016NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 5 Northern Song   Encyclopedic format with rubbing illustration and brief article on each type and variety. For depth of research and comprehensiveness, this series is probably the ultimate work on cash, but Chinese text. Singles, multiples, and iron catalogued to similar depth of Kosen Daizen, in calligraphically "paired" format.   825p+4cpl, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2005NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 6 Southern Song   Encyclopedic format with rubbing illustration and brief article on each type and variety. For depth of research and comprehensiveness, this series is probably the ultimate work on cash, but Chinese text. Copper and iron with multiple listings for each year of the dated reigns, indicating a greater depth of variation than known to western collectors. Includes rectangular tallies.    547p+4cpl, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2005&NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 4:  Song, Liao, Western Xia, Jin   If you would like to be notified when this volume is available, please let me know. Not published as of November, 2015. page.~125.00
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol.4: Song, Liao, Jin & Western Xia Dynasties   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclo pedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included. A volume with text and attributions by Roger Doo is supposed to be published later.    703p, 2745 pcs, inscription index.    OPNOT IN STOCK
Imai TeikichiKosen Daizen, V3: Sung   Sung, Ch'i, Western Hsia, and Chin volume of a comprehensive work. 3701 coins catalogued with good front & back woodcuts. Some charms. Rarity guide, list of Sung mints. Most important work for Sung. Continues variety terminology used in Fugo Senshi.    .410p, 7x10.5, sc, 1899R1989 (Coole J-136)   Chinese 1989 reprint:NOT IN STOCK
Yamada KoshoFugo Senshi (Paired Cash)   Japanese work on selected Song calligraphy varieties "paired" across writing styles, part of the lost key to Song mint administration. Gorny's 2001 version translates the variety descriptors, but those not deeply familiar with Chinese calligraphy may be unable to see the sense of the pairings.   116p, hc,1827-29R   Can be downloaded (slowly. 10 pages at a time), click orange button in 3 parts: Part 1;     Part 2;    Part 320.00
Gorny, NormanNorthern Song Dynasty Cash Variety Guide, V. 1: Fugo Senshi   Reorganized and translated version of Yamada's Fugo Senshi, a Japanese catalog of dui qian or "matching cash" though even with Gorny's translation most Westerners will be unable to appreciate the pairings. Includes Yamada's rarity ratings, and a glossary of variety terms.     115p, sc, 8.5x11, Revised 2001, OP16.50
Hirao ShusenShintei Showa Senpu (Shincho-sen Senpu?)   Until recently considered the most comprehensive Cash catalogue ever published, covers Japan (V.1), China (V.2-3), Korea (V.4), also many Japan & Korea charms. Best known for its great depth of varieties. Good rubbings, little text. Most coins illustrated are from Japanese collections.   Coole J456; This is a good Japanese reprint 1970s? of p. 355-446 of Vol 2 & 11-50 of Vol. 3: Northern Song Dynasty65.00
Yen Fu SanBei Song Tung Qian   Rubbing illustrated catalog of 3771 numbered Northern Song varieties (no iron) with rarity ratings and brief variety descriptors (in Chinese). Norman Gorny plans to reference this catalog in his next revision.    603p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 2008NOT IN STOCK
He Bang Gui & Hou Gui FangBei Song Qian Bi (Northern Song Coinage)   V.1 introduces the variety determiners of N. Sung copper cash with text and examples. V.2 is a sequential variety guide to S451-670 with some differences from Fuguo Senshi and Kosen Daizen, the classic works in the field. Prices in PRC$. Good rubbings. Chinese text. Norman Gorny finds them less complete and useful than the two classic works. 263+492p, sc, 5.5x8, 1999, 2 vols.25.00
Yen Fu SanBei Song Tung Qian   3771 single & multiple coppers illustrated both sides with excellent rubbings. If someone can recommend this as worthwhile, I will stock it.   603p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2008NOT IN STOCK
Xia Li Wang, Ed.Gaoyou Chtu Tieqian (Iron Monies unearthered in Gao-you)   Catalog of 781 Sung Iron excavated in this central Jiangsu prefecture with essays & charts. Not a comprehensive catalog of Sung iron. Color plates show rarities. Market values.    449p+16cpl, hc, 6x8, 199521.00
Yuan Lin, Zhou Yan-ling, Yan Fu-shan, Gao Feng-yingLiang Song Tie Qian (Iron Cash of the Two Song Dynasties)   1861 rubbings, extensive mint information. Werner Burger, David Hartill, and Norman Gorny all recommend this work as important and easy to use. I   438p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 2000, BeijingNOT IN STOCK
Wang ShengduoLiang Song Huo Bi Shi (History of Currency of Northern and Southern Sung)    Two volume set, Chinese, no illustrations.    2v, 974p, 5.5x8, 2003NOT IN STOCK
UnknownZhongguo GuQian Daji     Rubbings, prices, and brief descriptors of N & S Song coins, including iron, but probably not comprehensive. Seems to be merely a price guide, as neither layout nor quality of rubbings facilitates comparisons.   830p, 5.5x8", 1999?NOT IN STOCK
Liu Zheng & Liang Xiiu Yi (Beijing Num.Soc.)Zhong Ning Tung Bao Fen Lei Tu Pu (Classification of Chung Ning)   Detailed variety catalog of Chong Ning (1102-06 AD) plain-reverse coppers. The formal and flowing script varieties are in separate volumes, with slightly different formats (i.e. values in one, weight & size in the other).   203/208p+4/4cpl, 5.5x8", sc, 2002/03NOT IN STOCK
Mowery, T.Finding List of Northern Sung Cash   Pasteup of Schjoth drawings by character position to speed attribution without knowledge of Chinese characters.   Looseleaf, R19951.50
Masuo, TomifusaHonpo Bita Sen Zufu   Type / variety catalog of 1500s-1600s Bita Sen, types cast or copied from Chinese prototypes, usually Song or Ming. 475 pieces covered. This is the work that brings together all of the "oddball" cash you will find in mixed lots, which do not belong in the known series of Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese issues. Includes a section on Javanese issues. Japanese text.   77p, sc, 6x8.25", 1984R65.00
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 4 Liao, West Xia and Jin   Encyclopedic format with rubbing illustration and brief article on each type and variety. For depth of research and comprehensiveness, this series is probably the ultimate work on cash, but Chinese text. Independent Chinese kingdoms contemporary with Song. More than half the book covers Song sycee, with 100+ illustrated. Includes gold sheet & bar monies, banknote printing blocks.    491p+4cpl, 7.5x10.5", hc, 200590.00
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 4:  Song, Liao, Western Xia, Jin   If you would like to be notified when this volume is available, please let me know. ~125.00
Zhou Ya ShuLiao Xi Xia Jin Yuan Si Chao Huo Bi Tu Lu Jing Xuan (Pictorial Catalog of Selected Coins of Liao, Western Xia, Jin and Yuan Dynasties)   Gorgeous catalog with sharp, enlarged color photos of multiple varieties for each type, both sides. Normal 22-24m coins enlarged to 60m, and selected pieces to 120+m. Includes unpublished varieties, charms, sycee, paper & Islamic types. With fakes cloging the market, a pictorial work such as this is the collector's best defense. Very little text (Chinese) with some English.   .;378p, sc, 8.5x11.25", 2003120.00
Liu SenSong Jin Zhibi Shi  (History of Sung & Jin Paper Money)  Banknotes of 10th-13th Cent. Plates include design details.  275p+16pl, 5.5x8, sc, 1993NOT IN STOCK
YUAN & MING (in dynasty order)
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 5:   Five Dynasties, Liao, Jin, Xi Xia, Yuan, Ming   Includes sycee, banknotes, banknote printing blocks, numerous tables and special articles, 24 color plates; Chinese text.   629pp&pl+24cpl, 11x15", hc+slipcase, 2009225.00
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 7: Yuan & Ming   See series description above under General Catalogs. Covers cast copper, sycee, banknotes & printing blocks, and contemporary Central Asian hand-struck AE and AR.   483p+4cpl, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2012175.00
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol. 5: Yuan, Ming & Qing Dynasties   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclopedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included. A volume with text and attributions by Roger Doo is supposed to be published later.   730p, 2399 Cash (incl. T'ai-P'ing Rebel) and 452 Sycee (photos), inscription index.    OP NOT IN STOCK
Gorny, NormanNorthern Song Dynasty Cash Variety Guide, V.7: Xuan He to Jing Kang   Based on Imai Teikichi's1888 work, this is a detailed variety guide to the final two reigns of N. Song, plus some types of S. Song, Western Xia, and Jin through 1170s.    8.5x11", sc, 40p, 2004 NOT IN STOCK
Endo, KamematsuGencho Kansen Senpu (Yuan Dynasty Coins) and Gencho-senshi no Keknkyu (Study of Yuan Coins)   One an illustrated discussion of Yuan cash, paper, sycee, and amulets, the other a detailed type/var. catalog  157+62p,7x10.5,hc,sc,1981-82  OP  (Copy of Gencho-senshi no Keknkyu alone :35.00
Ohashi YoshiharuOsumi no kuni Kajiki-mura shochu Kobu oyobi Teichusen senpu   Excellent work on the copies of Chinese Hung Wu and Ta Chung cast in 16th Century Japan.Extensive ttest plus catalog of 127 pieces.   54p, 7x10, sc, 1959R1974, OPNOT IN STOCK
Unknown AuthorHung Wu T'ung Bao X X    Japanese work cataloguing about 500 varieties of Chinese Hongwu and about 100 varieties of the Japanese 16th Century issues. Rarity ratings.    117p, sc, 7.25x10", 1975?NOT IN STOCK
Hasomichi No Kai(Wan-li Senpu?)   Specialized work on the coinage of this Ming rulerpublished by Tokyo's Shinchosen (Qing Cash Collectors) Club. Possibly a reprint of an earlier work.   52p, sc, 7.25x10.25", 1975?NOT IN STOCK
QING DYNASTY (in reign order)
SEE ALSO: Sycee below, and Machine-struck listings.
Burger, WernerCh'ing Cash   Most comprehensive work on Ch'ing Dynasty cast & struck square-holes with a wealth of information on Ming and Ch'ing monetary systems, coining process, mintage statistics, and a separate volume of 53 huge foldout coin charts by year, mint & submint. Many official & unofficial charms, contemporary fakes, fantasies, and suspicious pieces, Xian Feng banknotes and Tibet Imperial silver are discussed & illustrated with color photos or rubbings; many formerly mysterious pieces explained. Though important for collectors, and dealers skilled enough to use it as an authentication aid, the author's aim is to augment the incomplete mint reports (unveiled here) and create estimated yearly mintage statistics of use to economic historians. Includes pre-1735 reigns revised from his 1976 work.     271p+53 charts, 13x15", hc, 2v boxed, 2016; ISBN 9789881902337; Publisher's review.    Printing of the huge folding year charts has made the book costly. List $800; From stock, price $700 + $26 insured post USA only; From Hong Kong $700 or €600 postpaid worldwide (about 60 days USA).700.00
Burger, WernerCh'ing Cash Until 1735   In-depth work on Ch'ing Dynasty through Yung-cheng with a wealth of information on Ming and Ch'ing monetary systems, coining process, and 6 huge coin charts by year, mint & submint. Not a catalog per-se. Covers the early reigns also found in the author's 2016 work.    126p+30pl, 8x11", 1976; Unused, but some brown spotting 57.50
Hartill, DavidQing Cash   In-depth work on the complex cast cash coinage of China's last dynasty, the Qing (Ch'ing) of 1616-1912. This dynasty produced the most numerous coin type ever issued excepting the American Lincoln penny, yet oversaw the demise of cast coinage and its replacement with machine struck. For the first time the dating of the entire series is presented in a clear catalog format which will allow those unfamiliar with Chinese calligraphy to date their specimens and distinguish those which are truly rare. Qing Cash discusses the general historical background , the manufacture and use of cash, and a methodology for dating cash more precisely than previously attempted. Disputing Burger's thesis that the cash can be dated to particular years and seasons, this work instead assigns date ranges within each Emperor/mint type, and clearly distinguishes 2100 pieces with verbal descriptions and sharp, enhanced rubbings. Much more background information and finer breakdown than the Qing section of Hartill's general work on cash. Numbering system and 1-8 rarity guide. Includes Rebels & pretenders, Xinjiang, coin-like charms and presentation pieces. Bibliography. Appendices. 316p, 172 plates, 7 maps, hardcover, 2003. Reportedly a short print run. Sample plate. List price £60.    NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 6: Qing Cast  Catalog of 5408 specimens of square-holes. Includes T'ai-p'ing & other rebels, struck cash. Several specialized articles & appendices. Chinese text..   811p+20cpl, 2004, Twenty color plates;     For volumes covering Qing struck coinage and banknotes, see the China, Modern page.175.00
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Great Dictionary: Vol 8-9? Qing    There will likely be one or more volumes on Qing Cast copper. See series description above under General Catalogs. I will be glad to notify you as these are published and available. For later volumes in the series covering modern coins and banknotes, go here.
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol. 5: Yuan, Ming & Qing Dynasties   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclopedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included. A volume with text and attributions by Roger Doo is supposed to be published later.   730p, 2399 Cash (incl. T'ai-P'ing Rebel) and 452 Sycee (photos), inscription index.    OP
Shincho Senpu     Important 1970s work on Qing varieties, referenced by Burger in his Ch'ing Cash. Excludes Xinjiang, but includes identified Vietnam & Chinese copies. Rarity ratings. Published by Tokyo's Shinchosen (Qing Cash Collectors) Club & long out of print.   242p, sc,hc 7.25x10.25", 1972   This is a one-sided photocopy..20.00
Info-19Qing Mintmarks at a Glance   An online chart.
Huang Peng hsiaoPalace Collection, Peking   Selection of 284 coins, mostly master and mother (pattern) cash. An important record of genuine coins placed in an official repository at the time of their making. Chinese text. Includes an English-language review by John C. Ferguson, from RAS Journal 1938. Note: This is not the later PRC edition with reduced size plates and poorer printing.    162p, 6x8.25", sc, 1991?15.00
Tong HuangShun Zhi Tong Bao (Coin Catalog)   In-depth history (Chinese text) and numbered, rubbing-illustrated catalog of this early Qing Emperor's coinage, which set the pattern for the dynasty.   161p, hc, 7.5x11", 2006NOT IN STOCK
Hanawa ShiroJyunji Senpu (Shun Zhi Cash)   Specialized work on the coinage of Shun Chih later incorporated into Shincho Senpu. Published by Tokyo's Shinchosen (Qing Cash Collectors) Club.   135p, sc,hc 7.25x10.25", 1972NOT IN STOCK
Hanawa ShiroYosei Senpu   Specialized work on the coinage of K'ang Hsi later incorporated into Shincho Senpu. Limited hardcover edition for the members of Tokyo's Shinchosen (Qing Cash Collectors) Club.   101p, hc, 7.25x10.25", 197140.00
Ma C.D & YuanXian Feng Quan Hui   Impressively thick illustrated work on the coinage of Hsien-feng (1851-61), who ruled during the T'ai-p'ing Rebellion.  Single & multiple cash including Sinkiang, banknotes, sycee, Tibet & Shanghai. The author shows many coins which are absolute duplicates except for minor casting or wear variations, so if you can not spot a difference between two illustrations, there may not be any. Chinese text, but translation of "descriptive characters" insert by George Fisher helps. 1138p, 21x29c, hc, 199475.00
Wang Wen-liangQing-dai Xian-feng qian jian shang yu ji cang   Probably the best work on Xian-feng series, singles, and multiples, as it shows discreet types, each with a good rubbing AND good color photo, often including side views to show depth. No sycee, banknotes; a few charms. No valuations. Catalog #'s restart with each mint. Extensive historical and numismatic coverage; Chinese text. 227 color plates. NOT WELL BOUND: Front cover is separating from signature on all copies.   366p+227cpl, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2010, Guangzhou135.00
Chi Zhong You(Variety Study of Hsien Feng Coins)   Detailed variety study by Mint with rubbings, catalog # & specs. More detailed than Hartill; 150+ listings of 10 Cash BoR vs 12 in Hartill.   363p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2002NOT IN STOCK
Chen Hong XiHsien-feng ch'ien pu   Catalog of 100-1000 Cash, cat #s, rarity guide  108p, 7.5 x10.5, sc 1985NOT IN STOCK
Endo, KamematsuKanpo Taisen Senpu  Text-rich (Japanese) work on Hsien Feng's large coins  141p, 7x10, sc, 198135.00
Ma Ding XiangTai Ping Tian Guo Quan Bi (T'ai-p'ing coins & charms)  Numbered catalog and discussion of T'ai-p'ing Rebellion coins (many calligraphy varieties) and charms. Chinese text. [1983 first edition: 224p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 1983 $9];    1994 2nd ed., revised text and numerous additions since 1st ed, including silver issues, 251p+8cpl, hc 35.00
Petrie, A.E.H.An Illustrated Guide to Chinese Cash Pieces of the Manchu Mints AD 1662-1796   Pre-Burger collector handbook: History, maps, tables and catalog by ruler and mint for K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng, and Ch'ien-lung with sharp, enlarged photos and valuations. The photos are the most useful part.   29p, 5.5x8.5", sc, 1964 (mediocre photocopy 0.95)4.00
Mowery, ThomasOne Cash Coins of China's Manchu Dynasty 1664-1911   Hobbyist checklist & identifier with valuations & numbering system.   32p, sc, 5.5x8.5", 19725.00
T'ang Yu K'un Hsi YuanChih Ch'ien T'ung K'ao (A Study of One Cash Pieces)   Qing 1-Cash through Daoguang by type and major variety, numbered. Extensive Chinese text. Includes "made up" pieces which TFP included in his catalog.   66p, sc, 5x7.5", 1852R19716.50
Coole, Rev. A.B.Tree Photo Set   Set of ten 8x10" glossy photos showing 61 Qing trees (charms) from Coole's collection, sold by Jack Klaussen (to Taiwan?).  Trees are not large or clear enough in most cases to determine coin type, but this limited run of photos remains the only record of the collection.30.00
Cox, Arthur & Malim, ThomasFerracute: The History of an American Enterprise  History of the Bridgeton, NJ metal-stamping press manufacturer who established the mint at Chengdu, China and sold presses to many other mints. Detailed chapter on the Chengdu mint, with reduced-size plate of the rare struck cash and other patterns, though focus is on company & industrial history.   197p, 8.5x11", hc, 1985, OPNOT IN STOCK
BY PROVINCE OR LOCATION
SEE ALSO: Xinjiang above, and By-province listings under Modern China.
(Chekiang)(Chekiang Coins)   Apparently produced by the local numismatic society,appears comprehensive for monies produced and/or used in Province. About 90% relates to cast coinage. No banknotes. Mediocre rubbings.   261p+6cpl, 7.25x10.25", sc,1999NOT IN STOCK
Long Gangjia and Zhang shiquanGuangxi li shi huo bi (The Currency in the History of Guangxi)   Comprehensive monetary history of province. Color plates (57 coins, 68 paper) show some unusual items: gold horse-hoof money, frog drum, hoards & burial vessels, sycee, engraved gold (charms?)   192p+129pl, 8.5x11.5", 199869.50
Gansu Provincial Coin SocGansu Lishi Huobi (Historical Currency of Gansu)   Comprehensive provincial catalog covering jade rings, cowries, cash (rubbings), moulds, sycee, coins & paper(1-2 sides, reduced, color). Covers 19 types of cast imitation AE of other provinces.   149p, 7.5x10.5", hc,1989; OPNOT IN STOCK
Lam Wing C.Coins of Kwangtung Mints  Cash, struck AE and AR, enlarged photos most; bilingual.  Useful: many cash types are not identified as this mint in usual references.   96p, sc, 5x7, 197910.00
Shanxi Provincial Coin SocietyZhuongguo Shanxi Lidai Huobi / .rency in Shanxi China   This is a beautiful book, apparently complete for Shanxi: Spades (200+), knives, cash (incl. gold Sung!), moulds, modern struck, gold bars, cash & vault protectors, silver & gold sycee (100+), paper money (1 side, reduced), all very nicely photographed in full color. Hoard index. Forward & Contents in English.    192pp, 8x11.5", sc, 1989; OPNOT IN STOCK
Chou Ji Liang & Yin Guo ChinBao Su Ju Qian Bi (Cash Coins of Soochow)   Rubbing-illustrated catalog of cash found in or minted in Suzhou; quite a bit of depth on Qing issues.   340p, hc, 8x11", 199538.50
Zhang Chong-fengSuzhou Jindai Huobi Lu (Catalog of Suzhou Currency)   Numbered catalog, plus a good deal of text, on cast & struck coins, banknotes, coupons, ink-chopped dollars, tokens & wood tallies. Chapter on Tai-ping Rebel coins.   149p, hc, 8.5x12", 2005NOT IN STOCK
Chien I-HsiungWorld Currencies in Taiwan  In-depth catalog and history of Taiwan monies and (mostly) foreign coins found in Taiwan, the author's thesis being Taiwan's importance in world trade historically. Hundreds of excellent color photos incl. 30 Old Man and Ration dollars, and many chomarked coins. Chinese text. US$110 list price but generally unavailable. Reviewed Chopmark News v.17 #1, 3/13.   259p, 8.5x12", hc, 2006NOT IN STOCK
Tseng, Che-luThe Spirit and Culture of Taiwan Coinage  Monetary history and catalog of Taiwan cast cash, Old Man and Ration Dollars, modern coinage, and banknotes. Good illustrations, many in color. Limited printing aimed at Taiwan collectors; Chinese text. Of use to Western collectors is identification of Dollar forgeries; pictures and sources of all fakes sold at auction 1985-2003! See notes for English readers.   238p, sc, 8.25x12", 2004, OPNOT IN STOCK
Barker, R. AllanThe Historical Cash Coins of Vietnam Part I: Official and Semi-Official Coins   Comprehensive catalog of official and attributable coins in historical context with excellent illustrations, in English but usable by Vietnamese and Chinese readers.. Both rubbings and knockout color photos on art paper with descriptions to clarify all variety distinctions. Numerous charts, maps and indexes. Replaces Novak and supercedes all other references (excepting unofficial series). Contains new discoveries. Detailed forgery analysis using Chinese and Vietnamese coins. Valuation guide. Displays the beauty and range of the series as no other work. Detailed preview at author's website.    407p, 7.5x10.5", hardcover, 2005   Back in stock.75.00
XINJIANG, SOGDIAN, CENTRAL ASIA
SEE ALSO: Modern Xinjiang listings, and Silk Road.    Sogdian Numismatic BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Jiang Qixiang, Ed.Xinjiang Numismatics   Not only a coffee-table book with stunning layout and color photos of nice specimens, but a comprehensive type catalog of native coinages from ca.200 AD: pre-Islamic, Islamic, cash, paper, & the odd gold or brass bar.  Bilingual Chinese & English, 245p, 8.5x11, hc, 1991   110.00
Wang Yong Sheng(Xinjiang Historical Money)   Appears to be a comprehensive history of Xinjiang coins and banknotes. The 983 plated items (all color) do not make as comprehensive a catalog as Xinjiang Numismatics but the depth of varieties pictured - such as 11 varieties of the 1949 Dollar - suggests a very detailed history. Chinese text; English Contents.   564p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 2007125.00
Jiang QixiangXinjiang Hei Han Chao Qianbi. . (Xinjiang Black Khan Dynasty Coins)   Covering Kara Khan (Karakhanid) copper coinage in Sinkiang, rubbings in text & 45 enlarged photos. Chinese text. By China's foremost Islamic numismatist.152p+14pl, 5.5x8", sc, 1990 20.00
Chen Hong Xi(Price List of Sinkiang Red Cash Coins)   Second ed. of the 1982 work by Chen & Lan. Rubbings & values in four grades for 324 pieces plus pattern, uncertain, and additional forgery(?) pieces.    104p, sc, 7.5x10.5, 1987NOT IN STOCK
Zhu Z.P & Zhu, Z.T.Xin Jiang Hung Qian (Sinkiang Red Cash)  Extensive Chinese text plus 646 Sinkiang cash catalogued: Chronological arrangement with rubbing (poor), coin #, characters & language used, metal, weight, and rarity scale (1-9) in "official" numbers. More complete than 1987 work by Chen Hong Xi?   176p, 7x10", sc, 1991NOT IN STOCK
Du Jian Yi (Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Xinjiang [Cast] Copper Coins)    Very little text (Chinese) but the catalog illustrates 1906 varieties of Xinjiang cast coppers, possibly the most detailed breakdown to date. User feedback sought. 437p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 1996. Probably OP50.00
Xinjiang Num. Soc.Xinjiang Numismatics (Journal)   Magazine with articles on all facets of the subject, 48-72pp per issue. Chinese text, but English table of contents. These are hard to get. Issued quarterly, many issues 1995-2002 in stock. (3/2004 Special enlarged issue on Silk Road coinages SOLD)   Single issues:5.00
Xinjiang Num. Soc.  Xinjiang Qian Bi Man Tan    51 brief articles on cast, struck & paper, probably from Xinjiang Qian Bi magazine. 189p, 5x7, sc, 1999, Chinese text.NOT IN STOCK
Smirnova, O.I. (CMNPHOBA)Svodnyy Katalog Sogdiyskikh Monet: Bronza   Important scholarly study of Sogdian bronze, including cash, with type/specimen catalog, both photos and good drawings in plates. Russian text. OP and in high demand. 448p+93pl, hc, 7x10.5",1981NOT IN STOCK
Kamyshev, AlexanderNumismatic Heritage of Kyrgyzstan   Attractive color work, numismatic history and catalog of 169 coins, early through modern, not comprehensive for any dynasty, but produced or used in Kyrgestan. Separate Russian/Kyrgiz/English sections. Many enlarged photos, most a bit dark   127p, 8x10.5", sc, 2002 [Est. Market Value: $45]
Kamyshev, AlexanderNumismatic Heritage of Kyrgyzstan   Attractive color work, numismatic history and catalog of 169 coins, early through modern, not comprehensive for any dynasty, but produced or used in Kyrgestan. Separate Russian/Kyrgiz/English sections. Many enlarged photos, most a bit dark   127p, 8x10.5", sc, 2002 45.00
Zeymal, E. et al(Sogdian Coins)   Photocopies of Russian articles: Zeymal on AR Archer and Zeus/Hercules types, Smirnova on "Bokharan" type, Musakaeva on Tashkent Museum holdings, etc. Russian text, very poor plate reproduction, 50p 3.50
Mitchiner, Dr. MEarly Coinage of Central Asia  Choresmia, Yueh Che, Sogdiana, Graeco-Saka states, regional Kushan coinages, etc. (no square-holes)   77p+17pl, sc, 1973 List £15    Copy with tar spotting on cover & some ink (does not affect text or plates)NOT IN STOCK
Wang, HelenMoney on the Silk Road   Examines the money of Easter Central Asia to 800 AD. Review and ordering details available from British Museum.   308p+8pl,12x8.25", sc, 2004
Doo, RogerSichou zhi lu guguo qianbi (Coins of the ancient kingdoms on the Silk Road)  An introduction for Chinese readers to Silk Road coinage.  Rubbing plates of Sassanian thru early Islamic coins.  85p+11pl, 4.5x7, sc, 199215.00
SYCEE, CHOPS, EARLY BANKNOTES
Site devoted to Sycee, including a Bibliography, from Stephen Tai.
Cribb, JosephA Catalogue of Sycee in the British Museum: Chinese Silver Currency Ingots c.1750-1933   More than a catalog of the BM (including Kann) collection, over 1300 pieces are actually classified by the shape/size/inscription characteristics used by the issuers to define their place of origin and circulation.  A virtual sycee type catalog of 92 classes & 272 varieties with photos & translations.  Chapters on history, manufacture, use, inscriptions, forgeries; Chinese preface.  Authored by the Curator of Oriental Numismatics at the BM and one of the few serious Western scholars in the field.  Highly recommended despite the price, especially for the non-Chinese reader.  368p+71pl, 9x11, hc, 1992  L£95NOT IN STOCK
Chen, H.P.One Thousand Varieties of Chinese Sycee: Collection of Su Yin Tang    All 1000 are photographed, many in color, arranged by province, some English captions. The first important work on sycee to appear, now OP and scarce.   288p, 1985, hc, 8x10.5"   [$200]NOT IN STOCK
Jang Huey ShinnChinese Sycees   Apparently more a history of sycee than a catalog, though profusely illustrated with clear b&w photos of sycee, paper, silver ornaments, etc.  Of limited use to non-Chinese reader but obviously full of information. Click on title to see contents.   352p, 8x10, hc, 1988, OPNOT IN STOCK
Tang Guo YanZhong Guo Li Shi Yin Ding (Chinese Historical Sycee)    140 page historical section followed by catalog of 1702 sycee, all described (incl. fineness!) and beautifully photographed in color. Chinese text. The most beautiful book yet done on sycee.    411p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 1992125.00
Zhang Zhi-gao (Shensi/Shaanxi Coin Soc.)Yuanbao Tulu / The Pictorial Yuanbao    Little text but 1500 sycee photos with legends, size & weight arranged by province. Inscription index & terminology dictionary. Chinese, with English introduction. 511p, 7.5x10.5" hc,1991, OP   dj damaged & corner crimped85.00
Tai, StephenWuan Ching Chuan (A Study of Yunnan Saddle Sycee)   The author lists all inscription types in ten issuer categories. Chinese text.  192p, sc, 199622.50
Tai, StephenA Study on Square Troughs of the Southern Provinces During the Ching Dynasty   A limited printing hc available from the author who calls it "the first scholarly work on the subject of Square Troughs cast and circulated in the southern China and their evolutions from the Ming to the Ching Dynasty." 140 pictures, 300 syceeNOT IN STOCK
Tai, StephenCatalogue of Yunnan Historical Silver Ingot    Noncomprehensive catalog of 50 Tael, square, wing, saddle & other sycee with explanatory text, bilingual.   124p/pl+24cp/pl, 8x11", hc, 1999NOT IN STOCK
Yunnan Num. Society, Tang Guoyan et al (Ed.)Yunnan Li shih huo bi (The Historical Currencies of Yunnan)   Historical background & lavish color catalog of Yunnan money from all periods: Cowries, cash, sycee (1005 specimens, including saddle types) and bars , struck copper, silver & gold, bullion ŇwafersÓ, paper (2-sides, color, reduced), 2 ŇDrums,Ó 6 amulet trees & 21 die hubs. Chinese text but contents & section titles in English   336p, 7.5x10", hc, 1989NOT IN STOCK
Ding Yi Ping(Sycee of Sichuan and Sikang Provinces)   History and catalog of the "Kettledrum" sycee. Sycee remained popular in Szechuan after types of other Provinces were melted for coining, hence their relative commonness today. Chinese text, English introduction.   214p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 200895.00
Dai Xuchen(Sycees of Shanghai)   pparently a history, not a catalog. Includes related paper documents & Shanghai tael coins. Photos grainy but adequate.   163p, hc, 8.5x12", 2007 BACKORDERED75.00
Li Xiao Ping(Collecting and Appreciating Sycee)   Introductory work showing typical Sycee by Province. Beautiful color photography; includes some unusual gold items.    273p,5.5x8.5",sc,200523.50
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia: Vol 8   Sycee & Machine-struck coinage   Machine-struck coins (5021 pcs) and dies to 1949, in metal, province and date order, Gold coins & bars (111), Silver (1625), Copper (1910), Cu-ni & alum (80), Japanese invasion, Hong Kong & foreign (346) and (123) Ya Sheng (error, fantasy, forgery), Sycee (950 pcs), all numbered & illustrated with a good rubbing or xeroxed photo, plus description in a separate table. The rubbings are quite good and the color plates include major rarities. Essays on Sycee, Xinjiang red cash, Patterns & their fakes, Introduction of struck copper. Chinese text.    1066p, incl.20cpl,11x15", hc, 1998185.00
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol. 5: Yuan, Ming & Qing Dynasties   Series of 8 Volumes, 4718p, 14,676 items, complete(?) holdings of one of China's most important museums catalogued with number, brief Chinese description, weight, and an excellent rubbing. Color plates show a few important pieces. Similar format overall to Shanghai Encyclopedia (Daxi) series, of which this is the core collection. Many unique & important specimens included. A volume with text and attributions by Roger Doo is supposed to be published later.   730p, 2399 Cash (incl. T'ai-P'ing Rebel) and 452 Sycee (photos), inscription index.    OP NOT IN STOCK
Zhou Li-chengZhong Guo Yin Ding Tu Lu (Illustrations of Chinese Silver Ingots)    Numbered color photo catalog by province. Photos reduced but high quality. Intended for Chinese collectors, includes a rather silly price table in five grades! PArt of Shoucang Yu Touzi (collecting & investing) series.    216p, 5.5x8.25, sc, 200124.50
Chang, Nai ChiAn Inscribed Chinese Ingot of the XII Cent. AD (ANS #103)   Essay on early silver use in China focusing on a Song 50 Tael sycee in the ANS colleciton.   9p+2pl, 4.5x6.5, sc, 1944 [$20]NOT IN STOCK
Semans, ScottVietnam 10 Lang Silver Bars   An online article.
Rose, Frank M.Chopmarks   Information, speculation, photos of the symbols & characters "chopped" in to silver coins by 18-19th C. Chinese merchants to test fineness & serve as their guarantee.   54p, 8.5x11", sc, 1987R2000, List $15, Out of print?NOT IN STOCK
Inner Mongolia N.um. Soc.(Compilation of Pictures of Chinese Ancient Paper Money)    All Chinese paper 1024AD-1868, & some printing plates, full size, some color. English preface.  133p+ 16cpl, huge 10.5x15.5" hc, 1987 (A smaller 2nd edition with reduced plates but more English text exists.)NOT IN STOCK
Liu SenSong Jin Zhibi Shi  (History of Sung & Jin Paper Money)  Banknotes of 10th-13th Cent. Plates include design details.  275p+16pl, 5.5x8, sc, 1993NOT IN STOCK
CHINESE CHARMS (Amulets)
Thierry, FrançoisAmulettes de Chine   The only scholarly work of the series in a Western language (French), cataloguing 500 pieces with excellent plates and detailed descriptions. Organized in categories by use. The 48-page "Commentaire historique et numismatique" covers every aspect of charm typology, symbolism, making, and use. Sixteen plates of lovely color enlargements. Bibliography of over 450 entries!   Review by Helen Wang in Num. Chron. V. 169, 2009   150p+72pl+16cpl, 12x8.25", sc, 2008, L€99175.00
Fang, Alex ChengyuChinese Charms: Art, Religion and Folk Belief   In a world where image threatens to eclipse reality, Alex Fang has produced a dangerous book. The most finely crafted examples of Chinese metallic charms appear in oversized photographs displaying such beauty and detail as to almost devalue the originals. Some of those originals were once mine, part of a massive multi-collection philistine's hoard assembed since the 1960s. Reluctantly, in view of the author's clear enthusiasm and growing scholarship, I sold him a few choice pieces, and this book is my closure. Those wonderful charms - and so many more - have come back to me larger and even more beautiful than when they departed. This book displays the best of the author's collection, the cream from the golden age of charm use, the Han through the wane of Empire. Released to accompany the first ever public exhibition of Chinese charms, held 12 July - 24 August 2008, at City University of Hong Kong, and like other catalogs based on top collections, the danger lies in elevating the ordinary collector's tastes. Who will buy that 1970's Hong Kong copy of a zodiac charm on ebay after seeing this book? The magnificent photos (276 catalogued) are accompanied by bilingual descriptions, and background information on charms as art and religious objects, considered in 6 broad categories. Introductions are bilingual, and some text is exclusively Chinese, but there is more than enough to orient the Western reader unfamiliar with the field. Check here for contents and several sample pages.   420p, 8.25x11.5", hc, 200875.00
Zheng Yiwei et. al.Classic Chinese Charms V.1   Here it is at last: 3000+ charms catalogued by category, with rubbing (or photo), cat #, description, "rank," value in US$ and (often) metal & period of issue. Introductory sections summarize much of what is. known about themes, use, dating, and charm collecting in China. Completely bilingual. 24 good color plates show 99 selected pieces.    712p+23cp, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2004, OP   (SPECIAL: This plus V.2 "Sequel" $135)75.00
Zheng Yiwei et. al.Sequel of Classic Chinese Charms   Covering 2000 additional pieces, with 46 color plates showing 149 selected pieces. Three research articles on aspects of charms and their collecting (Generations or Copies of Charms; Official pictorial Qing charms by Province, Qing Palace Coins). Bilingual English/Chinese.    570p+46cp, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2006   (SPECIAL: This plus V.1 "Classic" $135)75.00
Chen, Hong XiWan Qian Ji (Curio Coin Collection)   Little information, but catalogs 1456 Chinese charms (amulets) with rubbings, numbers & values, plus English translation of introduction and contents.   344p,7.5x10.5, sc, 1986?22.50
He LinMin Su Qian Tu Shuo   Catalog of 162 openwork & 1313 ordinary charms from author's collection. Appears to be the most informative work on charms, with 36p introductory essay, text for each of 23 chapters, dating information, description and interpretation of each piece, and drawings showing significance of design elements for complex pictorial types. Valuations. Chinese text.    616p+5cpl, 7.5x10.5, hc, 2003   Out of print already & scarce.NOT IN STOCK
Dong DayongZhong Guo Hua Qian Ji Chang Zhi Nan (A Collector's Guide to Chinese Charms)   Discusses charm collecting as a hobby and aesthetic aspects of charms, plus priced catalog of about 400 pieces. Chinese text.   346p, 5x7.25",s c, 199816.50
Gao Wen & Yuan Yu-gaoZhong Guo Ya Sheng Qian Shou Cang Yu Jian Shang (Chinese Charms: Appreciation and Collection)   Catalog of 705 pieces in 6 chapters with cat #, rubbing, specs & valuation   391p, 5.5x8", sc, 1999NOT IN STOCK
Grundmann, HorstAmulette Chinas und seiner Nachbarländer   Photo-illustrated catalog of a personal collection of 1500 charms from China, with some Japan, Vietnam, Korea, silver and stone items. Catalog (numbered) gives size, describes pictorial elements; characters transliterated and translated. Some explanation of pictorial elements as they relate to Chinese cosmology. German text. The photos are a welcome change from other works using rubbings, although specimens appear to have been cleaned, giving a grainy appearance.    180p+292pl, hc, A4, 200372.50
Kainz, C.Chinesischen Tempelmünzen   Describes & illustrates (woodcuts) 101 Chinese charms. Index by Chinese inscriptions. German text. 72p, sc, 1895R1974 [$16]   (Hand-written English translation by James Kerr, poor photocopy, $6)NOT IN STOCK
Li Liang(Official Charms of Sichuan Mint)   Text (Chinese), plus catalog of 400+ charms cast at Bao Chuan mint since Kang Xi, including "poem coins" and pictorial charms. Although Sichuan was one of the more prolific charm mints, collectors in China now believe that most Qing mints, especially Sichuan, Fujien, and the Beijing boards are the source of many well-made charms previously thought to be private issues. However, not all of this author's inclusions are widely accepted as official issues. Six color plates.   154p+6cpl, 5.5x8", sc, 200415.00
Liu Chun Sheng(Openwork Charms)   Catalog of 244 open-work charms of the Yuan / Ming era, each with good color photo, often enlargement, rubbing where needed for clarity, specs, descriptions, and some explanatory text. Introductory chapter. Chinese text. Beautifully displays China's first important charm series.   272p, sc, 6x8.5", 200540.00
Lu ZhenhaiZhongguo gudai yasheng qianpu (Catalog of Chinese Charms)   About 1800+ pieces by chapter: 1) Coin inscrip, 2) Good luck inscrip, 3) Zodiac, 4) Buddhist, 5) Daoist, 6) Horse, 7) Mythical (folklore) figures, 8) Openworks, 9) Odd shapes, 10) Misc., 11) Han dynasty (grater & lotus root), 12) Erotic. Each section with short intro to history and use of that category; brief description and interpretation with each rubbing, a step beyond other such references. Chinese text.   831p, 7.5x10.25, hc, 199165.00
Ma Ding XiangTai Ping Tian Guo Quan Bi (T'ai-p'ing coins & charms)  Numbered catalog and discussion of T'ai-p'ing Rebellion coins (many calligraphy varieties) and charms. Chinese text. [1983 first edition: 224p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 1983 $9];    1994 2nd ed., revised text and numerous additions since 1st ed, including silver issues, 251p+8cpl, hc 35.00
Mandel, EdgarMetal Charms & Amulets of China   Most comprehensive Western work on the subject, it illustrates about 1500 pieces without text. Classification system by visual elements rather than use. Incorporates Remmelts & ANS collection. Originally a limited photocopy edition, this is the most complete version with revisions of Chapter 3 from author's working copy.  263p, 8.5 x11, 1975?R1995, looseleafNOT IN STOCK
Mandel, E.Metal Charms & Amulets of China   Chapters 3.1-3.5 only (revisions from last published photocopy edition)1.50
Ni MoKu Chin Ch'ien Lo (Resume of Ancient & Modern Coins)    (#7 in Shanghai Reprint series)    Written c. 1800 covering all Chinese coins, the final volume of a 1992 reprint deals mainly with charms, showing full-size woodcut illos of a couple hundred pieces.    915p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 1800?R1992, OPNOT IN STOCK
Petit, KarlAmuletes & Talismans Monetiformes D'Extreme Orient   Essays on Chinese and Japanese charms illustrated with rubbings drawn from the Cabinet Des Medailles, Bruxelles. French text.  88p+14pl, sc, 1976  OPNOT IN STOCK
Petit, KarlTalismans Monetiformes de Chine et du Japon   A selection of 50 Chinese and 53 Japanese pieces from the BibliothZ˙que Royale, Brussels. French text with summaries in English. Useful.   184p, hc, 6x8.25", 1981, OPNOT IN STOCK
Ramsden, H.A.Chinese Openwork Amulet Coins   Catalog of 203 openwork charms (some Korean) with descriptions and beautiful, accurate woodcut illustrations. Text covers uses & themes better than any other source.    60p+4pl, 6x9, sc, 1911. Photocopy reprint.4.00
Remmelts, A.A.Chinese Charms and Amulets   Illustrates and interprets 142 of the most common types, the only work in English with particularized information on charms.   94p, hc, 1968NOT IN STOCK
Semans, ScottCompendium of Chinese Amulets Part 1: Openworks   Illustrated catalog of original pieces from several accumulated collections (including Coushnir) plus other published specimens. Classified by type with theme descriptions, specs, cross-refs to published specimens. A priced offering (most now sold).    29p, 8.5x11", loose, 1995NOT IN STOCK
Thierry, FrançoisAmulettes de Chine et du Viet-Nam   Catalog of 303 pieces (mostly Chinese) with description, specs, interpretation, and good photo. Essay on typology, functions, inscriptions & calligraphy, casting, dating, and coin-like charms. French text. Bibliography, index. Most informative work in a Western language.    SPECSNOT IN STOCK
Yu JimingZhongguo Huaqian Tujian (Illustrated Critical Catalogue of Chinese Charms), 2nd   About 500 charms in five chapters plated with good rubbings and valuations. Almost no text. Expansion of his 1994 work of same title.   305p, 5.5x8", sc, 1997NOT IN STOCK
Yu Liuliang et alZhong Guo Hua Qian (Chinese Charm Coins)   Rubbings and rarity guide for 2231 charms with introductory essay in Chinese. Second only to Zheng in number of pieces catalogued  509p, 7.5x10.5, hc, 199234.50
Cribb, JosephChinese Coin Shaped Charms   Discussion of charms and coins used as charms, with rubbing-illustrated catalog of 23 pieces discussed in depth. One of the few sources of basic Charm information in English. Photocopy of ECA Bulletin March/April 1986   14p+4pl, 8.5x14", xox, 1986NOT IN STOCK
Greenbaum, CraigAmulets of Vietnam   Color photocopy work on some uniquely Vietnamese and numerous Vietnamese copies and imports of Chinese charms, from Schroeder, Thierry, and the author's collection. Detailed descriptions and commentary on symbolism. Excellent color illustrations. No numbering or values. A useful guide for any charm collector.    192p,, 8.5x11", stapled, 2005   Available for $14.95 plus postage ($3 US, $9 world) from the author. NOT IN STOCK
Cribb, JosephMagic Coins of Java, Bali and the Malay Peninsula  Background & catalog of 333 15th century "gobogs" and 1930s-60s cast brass & silver Amulets (some Islamic themes) with 450 illustrated examples. The first in-depth work on any Far Eastern amulet series!  288p+80pl, hc, 1999, List £50,    REVIEW by T.D. Yih95.00
Williams, C.A.S.Chinese Symbolism & Art Motifs   Alphabetical encyclopedia of religious & folklore themes, beliefs, personages, and their expression in art objects; very useful for interpreting charms.  472p, hc, 1932RNOT IN STOCK
Hou Ching-LangMonnaies D'Offrande et la Notion de Tresorerie dans la Religion Chinoise   Scholarly work on funeral monies with many actual paper samples inlaid; plates show some metal charms, but no modern "hell banknotes." French text.   238p, 6.5x9.5, sc, 1975NOT IN STOCK
Etgen, BillHell Bank Notes   Introduction to Chinese funeral money.  20p + 15 notes included sc, 1993+9.00
Higgins, Frank The Chinese Numismatic Riddle   "A discovery of the identity of the Astronomical and religious Symbols of the 'Temple Money' of the far East with those of Chaldaea, Bbylonia, Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Aztecs of Mexico, the Incas of Peru, etc." Balderdash, but with woodcuts & descriptions of several Chinese charms. Shows how poorly they were understood in the west.   34p, 6x9", sc, Photocopy Reprint3.00
Coole, Rev. A.B.Tree Photo Set   Set of ten 8x10" glossy photos showing 61 Qing trees (charms) from Coole's collection, sold by Jack Klaussen (to Taiwan?).  Trees are not large or clear enough in most cases to determine coin type, but this limited run of photos remains the only record of the collection.30.00
Various AuthorsDOWNLOAD TITLES   A number of older works are available for download. Some are coin references that include charms. Please advise if you learn of others.   Ramsedn, H.A., Model Insect Money of Ancient China   Blanchard, R. and Bui Van, Sur Une Collection DŐAmulettes Chinoises   Qin-Ding Qian Lu (Imperial Order Coin Record Book)   ChŐien Pu Tung Chih   Kuchiki Ryukyo, Wakan kokon senkakanNOT IN STOCK
JOURNALS and COLLECTIONS OF ARTICLES
SEE ALSO: General Asia for journals on Oriental coins. The Encyclopedia series above also contain important articles. Essay collections are popular in China but I have only stocked a few titles. Advise if you are interested in others.
China JournalsChina Numismatics, Qianbi Bolan, Wuxi Numismatics, and other provincial numismatic journals contain articles on all facets of Chinese numismatics.  Send your wantlist or we can supply as they come.  Also archaeological journals such as Wenwu and Jianghan Kaogu.  Mostly 1990s  (For Xinjiang Numismatics see separate listing in the Xinjiang section above.)   Each:3.00
West China FinanceWest China Finance (Magazine) 2009   Lavish color magazine with richly illustrated articles (Chinese, English titles) covering the entire range of Chinese numismatics and market "trends" section of mainly cast coinage. Enough depth in articles to be useful in research for the photos and charts alone. 2010 edition and possibly others exist.   CONTENTS   268p, 8.25x12, sc, 200935.00
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #1 (Chung Kuo Ch'ien Pi Lun Wen Chi)   Selected 41 articles in Chinese numismatics from last 10 years of Zhong Guo Qian Bi, China's main coin journal.  A few on struck coins & banknotes. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text.   360p, 7.5x10, sc, 198527.50
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #2    50 previously unpublished articles from conferences on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article.   Softcver  478p+4cpl, 7.5x10, hc, 199240.00
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #3    54 articles on all aspects of Chinese numismatics, most previously unpublished. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article.  535p+4cpl, 7.5x10, sc, 1997NOT IN STOCK
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #4    48 articles on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article. Two articles on Tibetan items, one on Vietnamese cash.  493p+8cpl, 7.5x10, sc, 2002NOT IN STOCK
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #5    Articles on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article. Please advise if interested.NOT IN STOCK
Chin. Num. Soc.Chuan-pi (Qian Bi) - The Chinese Numismatics Bimonthly  Complete reprint of this famous 1940-45 Shanghai magazine, forum for the top numismatic scholars of the period, western and Chinese. Mostly Chinese text, ±1100p    a) 1968 2-vol hardcover Hong Kong reprint SOLD;   b) 1968 2-vol. softcover Hong Kong reprint SOLD   c) 1988 1-vol PRC hardcover reprint45.00
Kwan Hon Hun (Tracing Chinese Rare Coins)    110 brief illustrated introductory essays on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Chinese text.   292p, sc, 7.5x10", 200125.00
Rheinisches Landesmuseum Geld aus China    12 essays by European authors on aspects of early Chinese numismatics, incl. two on famous European collections. German text.   118p,sc,6.5x9.5",198220.00
Sun Zhong HuiGu Qian (Collection of Essays)   One hundrd brief rubbing-illustrated essays on cast, and a few on struck, paper, or sycee. Chinese text.  235p, 4.5x7", sc, 1990NOT IN STOCK
Sun Zhong HuiQian Bi Jian Shang (Appreciating Chinese Money)   Fifty-six short articles or anecdotes, mainly about cast coins, with rubbing illos. Chinese text.  213p, 5x7", sc, 19935.50
Zhu Z.P. & Ma, EdsQianbi Manhua (Discussions on Coins)  220 short articles, usually rubbing-illustrated, on Chinese cast, struck and paper  459p, 5x7, sc, 1989  OP?NOT IN STOCK
(Ma Ding Xiang)(Great Numismatist Ma Ding Xiang)   Tribute volume to the famous numismatist and author. Numerous period photos. Chinese text.   345p+8pl, 6x9", sc, 2005NOT IN STOCK
SELECTED RARITIES, FAMOUS COLLECTIONS
This is a popular type of publication in China, but I have only stocked a few titles. Advise if you are interested in additional titles.
Chen, H.S. & ChenQing-Qian Zhengxi Sibai Zhuang (400 Rare Ching Dynasty Coins)   Rubbings and sometimes brief commentary on 431 selected rarities from a major two-generation collection.  Important reference for Qing collector.  Chinese text.  290p, 8x12, sc, 1991NOT IN STOCK
Fang Jo Yao-yuKu Hua Tsa Yung  (Diagrams of Rare Chinese Ancient Coins)  Reprint of a work on famous 1930s collections, showing selected rarities.  hc,1930R1988 , Coole-409?16.50
Huang Peng hsiaoPalace Collection, Peking   Selection of 284 coins, mostly master and mother (pattern) cash. Chinese text, English review. Good plates. Important today due to extensive faking of pattern cash.  140p, 6x8", sc, R199115.00
Lo Pai-chao (Luo Bozhao)Mu Yuan Szu Shih Ch'uan T'o (Rubbings of Mu Yuan's 40 Coins)    Rubbings of 40 unique or rare cash in the author's collection, with commentary on each. Chinese text. Coole 475   100p, 6x10", sc, 1940R1989/TD>12.50
Sun Zhong Hui & Hu WeiGu Qian Bi Tu Jie (Ancient Chinese Money in Pictures)   From the Shanghai Museum staff, a catalog with good rubbings & 1-10 rarity rating of over 1000 rare and largely unpublished Chinese cast & struck.  Essay on history of Chinese coinage.  327p, 5.5x7.5, hc, 198925.00
Tsai, OrlandoHeng Men Pai Ch'uan Pu   100 rare coins from his collection plus 32 short essays  Chinese text; bilingual coin descriptions.  140p, sc,1975R1992 (Taiwan 1st ed, string bind $20); PRC edition: 11.00
Tsai, OrlandoHeng Men Bai Quan Xu Pu    Another 100 coins, more essays  202p, 6x10, sc, 199211.00
Tseng, Che-luChuang Ch'uan Ko Sui Pi  Rubbings of 300+ important coins from his collection.  Chinese text.  180p, sc, 8x12, 198522.00
Wang & ZouWang Yin Jia Pin Qian Lu (Wang Yin-jia's Collection Annotated)   212 rubbings of rare cash with notes  232p, 8x11, hc, 199231.50
Wuxi Municipal Coin SocietyWuxi gianbi Cangchen Yuan (Selected rare coins of Wuxi)   Each page a rubbing plate of a "rare" cast or struck coin owned by a Society member, not necessarily a coin from Wuxi. Brief Chinese commentary.   150p, 5.5x10.5", sc, 199017.50
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China Guardian AuctionsAuctions   A large Beijing firm which conducts auctions in many collectibles fields, publishing high quality full color catalogs since at least 2003. Numismatic catalogs cover ancient, modern, sycee, charms, banknotes, etc. in various combinations. Older catalogs are difficult to obtain. Bilingual English/Chinese. U.S. agent Richard Ho can provide currents catalogues at around $55 each. We have a number of past catalogs in stock at $35 each - Inquire.NOT IN STOCK
Stacks - Bowers - Ponterio AuctionsAuctions   Hong Kong Sales since 2010, now April and August each year covering all phases of Chinese numismatics with many listings from other East Asian countries. Mostly 300+ pages. Catalogs "List" $35. We have some issues at $12 - Inquire..12.00
Taisei. Spink-Taisei, Gillio, Ma, Monetarium, etc. Auctions #1 (4/86) through #43 (2008)    Hong Kong & Singapore venues THE most important auction series for Oriental coins & paper.  (#9 India gold $35)  I now have more of the recent ones, so if you ordered before, please ask again. Please ask for those wanted by number. See Reference LISTING of important Asia numismatic auctions.12.00
Money Co. (Richard Nelson) Auctions, incl. Hong Kong venues.   Some of the most varied and unusual material found at auction, with specialty in China, Japan, Asia, odd & curious, exonumia. #1 (6/78) - 9, 11 - 13, 15, 17, 20, 25 $9 Each, $7 each for 5 or more;   #10, 14, 19, 22, 23 $12 each;  #16 (9/85) $40;  #24 (8/90) $15  #18, 21, 26 not available   Money Co. Traders (HK) small auctions #1, 2, 3 $6 each   Please ask for those wanted by number. See Reference LISTING of important Asia numismatic auctions to find the numbers.9.00+
Taisei (Japan)Auction: Chinese Coins Collection & Old coins of Annam, Korea, and Japan (1977)  The first important auction of cast Oriental coins, with prices of China approaching their 1980 peaks.  Lovely plates include many knife & spade coins.  36p+39pl, 8x12, sc, 11/7712.00
Semans, ScottDaniel K.E. Ching Sale 6/2/91    Cast, struck, banknotes, charms, exonumia, Japan, other Asia, quality format auction of 1375 lots, about 40% illustrated.  Informative mini-articles by Bruce Smith with information unpublished in Western references. Census figures for modern coins.  ($15 with any other purchase over $50)25.00
Champion Gallery (Michael Chou)Hong Kong Auction 6/12/96 648 Lots of East Asian, 494 Chinese coins, including many dollars, cataloguing by Bruce Smith. Some Chinese ancient & paper. No prices realized.10.00
Jade Coin Co.(New Jersey) 1969-70 & 1970-71 price lists of Chinese cash, etc.  A bit of nostalgia!  26p, xox1.85
Schulman, HansGibbs Jade Sale (Gibbs VI)    797 lots, mainly jade but including Chinese bronzes and a fair amount of primitive money. 61p+23pl, 3/7220.00 SOLD
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