This one seems to be a bit smaller and in better condition than my other ones which leaves me somewhat suspicious, anyway any help on identifying the coin or it's genuinity is appreciated- DAJ
IMO, it is not a government issued cash piece.
I am uncomfortable with this cash piece, especially the reverse. It appears to be a copy of a cash piece issued during the reign of the Jia Qing emperor (1796 - 1821). The example in my collection weighs about 5.5 grams and is about 24 mm in diameter.
You can go to eBay and look at the many auctions for modern "replicas" of cash coins. Some are artificially aged. I am not saying that yours is one of them, but it could be. After seeing some that are out there you might get a better feel for what is being faked today. Collecting these has become very difficult due to modern forgeries.
Sorry, but this one's a replica. The style of writing is quite wrong for a genuine cash coin, and whoever made it seems to be unfamiliar with the Manchu script (the squiggles on the reverse, the bottom pic), since the word on the left-hand side (the Manchu word for "mint") is quite garbled; it seems to have morphed into a flower.
It would have been made as part of a "good luck charm", or perhaps as funeral money.
Appreciate it, I thought it looked fake just had to make sure.