|Dynasty:||China - Interregnum||Ruler:||Wang Mang|
|Reigned:||7 AD - 23 AD|
|Denomination:||Spade (1000 zhu)|
|Obverse:||"Da Bu Heng Qian" (1000 Wu)|
|Reference:||S 145-147, Hartill 9.29|
The Xin (Hsin) Dynasty of Wang Mang, 9 AD - 23 AD
Under the Western Han Dynasty, a succession of weak and child emperors had caused the court to fall under the influence of corrupt officials and eunuchs. In 9 A.D., a member of one of the warring noble families, Wang Mang seized power and proclaimed the Xin (New) Dynasty.
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