|Dynasty:||China - Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)||Ruler:||Gao Zong|
|Reigned:||1736 - 1795|
|Denomination:||Brass 1 Cash|
|Obverse:||"Qian Long tong bao"|
|Reverse:||"Boo chiowan" (Board of Revenue mint). The manchurian mint name translates to Pao-Ch'uan, or "The Fountain head of the Currency".|
|Reference:||S 1464, Hartill 22.202|
In the late 1500's the Manchurians began a move to conquer the Ming Dynasty. The first in the line was Nurhachu (also know as T'ai Tsu) who established the Manchu Dynasty in 1559, but controlled only a small part of China as a rebel fighting the Ming. His power base expanded and in 1625 he established a capital at Mukden. With the death of Nurhachu in 1626, power passed to Abahay (also known as T'ai Tsung), who changed the name of the dynasty to Ch'ing, and continued to expand the Manchu influence until his death in 1643.
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