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1820-1841 AD - Medium-sized zink cash of Nguye>?n Phc Kie>2u (1820-1841), Nguye>?n Dynasty (1802-1945), Kingdom of Vietnam

1820-1841 AD - Medium-sized zink cash of Nguye>?n Phc Kie>2u (1820-1841), Nguye>?n Dynasty (1802-1945), Kingdom of Vietnam
Four Chinese characters - Minh Mang Thong Bao (Vietnamese reading) / Blank. 23mm, 2.09 grams. Issued 1820-1841. Hartill 25.37.
The coins of the Vietnamese Kings imitated Chinese coins. The official issues were often heavier than the Chinese coins and with somewhat cruder calligraphy. Many local imitative issues circulated along with the official coins. This large copper coin is an official issue coin.
The Nguye>?n Dynasty was the last ruling family of Vietnam. Their rule lasted a total of 143 years. It began in 1802 when Emperor Gia Long ascended the throne after defeating the Ty So9n Dynasty and ended in 1945 when Ba2o a-.i abdicated the throne and transferred power to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. During the reign of Emperor Gia Long, the nation officially became known as Vie>-.t Nam, but from the reign of emperor Minh Ma-.ng on, the nation was renamed a-.i Nam (literally "Great South"). Their rule was marked by the increasing influence of French colonialism; the nation was eventually partitioned into three, Cochinchina became a French colony while Annam and Tonkin became protectorates which were independent in name only.
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