Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

The Song dynasty was an imperial dynasty of China that began in 960 and lasted until 1279. The dynasty was founded by Emperor Taizu of Song following his usurpation of the throne of the Later Zhou, ending the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

Coins of the Song dynasty are very popular with the collectors - numerous varieties bearing the era or period names were cast in various attractive calligraphies, providing a fertile field for a modern collector.