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Chinese Empire, County of Yi, Coin of the Huo Currency (Value 6 Huo)

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Chinese Empire, County of Yi, Coin of the Huo Currency (Value 6 Huo) (obverse) Chinese Empire, County of Yi, Coin of the Huo Currency (Value 6 Huo) (reverse)

Towards the end of the 3rd century BC the dukes of Yi started to issue round coins with a square hole. Their values were given in huo the same currency thus as the knife coins. This specimen has a value of 6 huo, yet huo coins with lower values also existed. With those issues the county of Yi got small huo-denominations for the first time, as the knife coins were all of high values. This made trade a lot easier.

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