Chinese cash

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Chinese cash has several meanings:

  • Cash (Chinese coin) (方孔錢 fāng kǒng qián), a type of copper coin used in imperial China
  • Cash (unit) (厘 ), a Chinese unit of weight equivalent to 11000 tael, and a currency equivalent to that weight in silver
  • Chinese cash (currency unit) (文 wén), a historical Chinese currency unit often used on cash coins

Note: The word "cash" used in these contexts was derived from the Tamil kāsu, a South Indian monetary unit.[1] The English word "cash," meaning "tangible currency," is an older word from Middle French caisse.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Renminbi, the official currency of the People's Republic of China (PRC), whose principal unit is the Yuan


  1. ^ a b Douglas Harper (2001). "Online Etymology Dictionary". Retrieved 2007-04-11.