Tiger Coin Charm

Chinese inscription on the reverse is Chen Yin.
The first character Chen means "Dragon sign" - fifth animal sign from the cyclical Chinese calendar.
The second character Yin is a "Tiger sign" - third animal from the Chinese calendar.

The character Chen corresponds to zodiac sign Long - Dragon - and the character Yin corresponds to zodiac sign Hu - Tiger. There are very interesting words combinations of that Chinese characters Long and Hu:

In Japanese JNDA catalog (1995) I found (only) obverse image of that charm (p.115, piece N4) with next comments:
Shui Hu Hu Qian - Tong (copper or brass) - Qing Yin 3rd year (a.d.1867)

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