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The official records of Han suggest that the coins of this size were made continuously throughout the later Chin and early Han periods, and one probably cannot assign them specifically to one Dynasty or the other.
Pan Liangs under 30 mm can safely be assigned to the Western Han Dynasty and are discussed under that heading.
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Images represent the types and may be larger or smaller than the actual coins.
The House of Han ruled all China for almost four hundred years.
The traditional starting date for Han rule is 206 BC but, as discussed above, 202 BC may be more accurate.
Traditionally we refer to the Ch'in Dynasty as beginning in 255 BC when the Ch'in conquered the Zhou.This could make the earliest issues contemporaries of the Ming-Huo Round Coin Series, but since they were cast to the heavy standard down to 180 BC, it may not be possible to differentiate between the Zhou, Ch'in and early Han dynasty issues. Most references suggest that the large Pan Liang coins were the principle coinage of the Chin Dynasty, but a problem arose; they are rather scarce, in fact they have a higher scarcity than ming knifes and square foot spades. These come in a wide variety of weights, ranging from about 9 grams to as high as 18 grams.If they really had been the principle coinage of China for over 75 years, they should be fairly common. Examples this size are scarce and like other Pan Liang coins, the heavier specimens are most prized by collectors so sell for more, even through all were probably part of the same issue. Average (4 specimens) 6.38 grams (range 4 to 12 grams).Some date it to 221 BC when they finished unifying China (note this unified China was much smaller than the China we know today), but the Ch'in themselves probably would have used a date of about 325 BC when Duke Hsuan Wen adopted the title of Emperor after defeating the state of Wen and withdrew Ch'in allegiance to the Zhou.* "Duke" is the closest title we have found for the early rulers of Ch'in.