Traditionally, Chinese cash coins were cast in copper, brass or iron.
As I've previously discussed, it is useful for a world coin collector to be able to read numbers and dates in different languages.
The numbers are the same and are read from right to left.
Cash was a type of coin of China and East Asia from the 4th century BC until the 20th century AD.
century coins are undated and depend on the ruling emperor of the time.
Coins from some provinces used the Arabic AH system of dating (see Dating Arabic coins section for help).
Rarity is a measure of how many samples are in existence for a certain type of coin. Identification The first step in identifying the coin is to determine its age.This allows you to determine the proper date and denomination of a coin.That information, along with the coin's country, is the minimum you'd need to look up the coin in a guide, check if it's in your collection, or trade with another collector.For example, 40 (四十, 4 10), 400 (四百, 4 100), and 4000 (四千, 4 1000) all use exactly 2 symbols in Japanese (while the Arabic numbers 40, 400, and 4000 use 2, 3, and 4 respectively). This practice largely stopped after World War 2, and for most purposes Japan uses the same year as America would use.The identification of Chinese cast coins can be difficult, even for those who can read the characters.A Chinese coin appraisal typically undergoes three steps: Identification, Evaluation and Pricing.