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Imperial China, Western Han Dynasty: Anonymous (113BC - 25AD) Shang Lin San Guan Wu Zhu ( Hartill-8.8 )

Obv:上林三官 Shang Lin San Guan Wu Zhu with a raised rim on top
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The Three Offices of Shang Lin Park were the Office for Coinage, the Office for Sorting Copper, and the Office of Price Equalization.  Minting was now confined to the central authorities.  These coins usually have a raised rim on the top of the hole on the obverse.  Their quality was so high that forgery became unprofitable except to true artisans, great villains, or thieves.  All earlier coins were to be melted down and the copper taken to Shang Lin.



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