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Yuan Dynasty Vault Filled With Coins

Vault of Ancient Chinese Coins Discovered


A large vault filled with ancient Chinese coins has been unearthed in Shaanxi Province in northwest China. Archeologists are examining the coins at a local museum and the vault on the site. The coins found weigh in at more than two tonnes and contain examples from at least three dynasties; Tang, Song and Yuan, covering from 618 to 1368.

Shaanxi Province also is the location of an earlier coin find, which may have been an actual coin collection, as it held individual examples of many different types of coins. Acheological exploration in Shaanxi Province has turned up many coin finds over the years and will surely be the source of much numismatic discovery in the furture.