Choice from Mr. Zhang Hui Xin's
Sycee Collection

Stephen Tai
15-Nov-98
Zhang Hui Xin is one of the famous numismatist in Taiwan, who is renown for his in-depth Chinese Sycee study, as well as sycee collection. His two sycee related publications including
  • Zhong Guo Yin Ding (Chinese Sycee, published in 1988) and
  • Zhong Guo Huo Bi Chuan Ji (The Legends of Chinese Currency, published in 1993)
  • are now known as the most critical reference books for Chinese speaking sycee collectors. Furthermore, with his assistance, another 2 sycee related books in Taiwan were able to be published; these two books are
  • Shu Yin Tang Shou Zang Yuan Bao Qian Zhong Tu Lu
    1000 Varieties of Chinese Sycee Collection of Shu Yin Tang, 1988,
    authored by Chen Hong Bin Chen Hong Bin, and
  • Wan Qing Chuan Ji Huo Bi - Yun Nan Pai Fang Ding Kao
    The Legendary Currency in Late Ching Dynasty - A Study on Yunnan Saddle Sycee, 1996,
    authored by Dai Xue Wen Stephen Tai.
  • Zhang is also the publisher of those two books [ again, with Zhangís kindly assistance of providing me with many photos from his collection, I am able to write and enrich my another illustrated sycee book (to be published in 1st quarter of 1999)].

    Zhangís sycee collection is numerous; it includes more than 350 items of Chinese sycee attributed to different periods and places; it can be regarded as one of the most important private collection on Chinese sycee in the contemporary world, and can even compete with any sycee hoard treasured in any major museums.

    The following 'clickable' images are choices from Zhangís offers.



    A hoard of "Broken Sycee"


    50-tael Silver of Southern Song Dynasty.

    Xingjing 50-tael Shoe Sycee (Ching Dynasty)

    Shandong 50-tael Shoe Sycee (Ching Dynasty)

    Hupeh 50-tael Shoe Sycee (Ching Dynasty)

    Silver Ingot from Southern Song Dynasty (Cut)

    Silver Ingot from Southern Song Dynasty (Cut)

    Shun-Tien (Chili) 3-tael Square ingot (Ching Dynasty)

    Ho-Nan 50-tael Shoe Sycee (Ching Dynasty)

    Shandong Marine Custom 50-tael Shoe Sycee

    Ho-Nan 50-tael Shoe Sycee


    Jiangsi 50-tael Square silver

    Inner-Mongolia 50-tael Shoe Sycee

    Inner-Mongolia 50-tael Shoe Sycee

    Hupeh 50-tael Shoe Sycee

    Hupeh 50-tael Shoe Sycee

    Shandong 10-tael Shoe Sycee


    Hunan 50-tael Gui Bao (Tortoise Sycee)

    Kuang Tung 10-tael Square Trough Sycee

    Kuang-si 10 tael Square Trough Sycee

    Shansi 50-tael Shoe Sycee


    Kuangsi 10-tael Square Trough Sycee

    Kuangsi 10-tael Square Trough Sycee

    Szechuan 10-tael Drum Sycee


    Hunan 10-tael Square Trough Sycee

    Szechuan 10-tael Drum Sycee

    Szechuan 10-tael Drum Sycee

    Yunan 10-tael Rectangular Sycee

    Yunan 10-tael Rectangular Sycee

    Yunan 10-tael Rectangular Sycee

    Yunan 2-tael Rectangular Sycee

    Shensi 5-tael Groovy Sycee

    Yunan 5-tael Saddle Sycee

    Shandong 10-tael Shoe Sycee

    A hoard of 'Broken Sycee' with simple inscription

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