|Dynasty:||China - Interregnum||Ruler:||Wang Mang|
|Reigned:||7 AD - 23 AD|
|Denomination:||Bronze 5 zhu|
|Obverse:||Rim round hole. "Huo Quan" (wealth/money coin).|
|Reference:||S 149 Hartill 9.32|
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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