It would be possible to change them for copper cash or sycee silver, but that would involve delay and perhaps trouble.
Then we got sycee silver, which was prohibited for exportation.
Upon the bodies of many of the slain, pieces of sycee silver were found, as had been the case at Ningpo, a few days before.
Repeat, word for word, as closely as you can remember, all that was told you by the sycee Rung.
The silver used in these exchanges is called sycee silver, and is apparently of any shape or size.
Memorials were presented to the Emperor on the subject, and the export of sycee was prohibited.
The current coin is lumps of Chinese sycee silver of two pounds' weight each.