As Nan Yan felt unhappy about this matter, she suddenly heard Ye Zheng’s voice coming from behind.
“You two, why are you standing there under the scorching sun. Are you not feeling hot ?”
Turning around, she saw Ye Zheng who was holding a huge tray and covered with a bright yellow cloth, having hard time speaking.
Both promptly turned over in his direction to greet him.
Ye Zheng smiled and said.
“Greetings, Minister Jian and Female Officer Si.”
After speaking, he glanced at Nan Yan.
“Are you alright ?”
Jian Ruocheng was stunned and stared at Nan Yan.
“Did something happen to you ?”
Nan Yan hurriedly waved her hands. Since she had been beaten, she did not want this matter to spread outside. Else, she would feel so ashamed. So, she simply replied.
“Oh, That’s right ! Ye Zheng, what are you currently holding ?”
Ye Zheng was stirred, but before he could answer Nan Yan he heard Zhu Feng’s cold voice from inside the Wu Ying Palace.
“How many words do you need to say outside ?”
When the three of them heard his deep voice, they were startled and hurried in. After going inside, they immediately knelt down to pay their greetings.
Zhu Feng was seating behind the table, looking at some documents. At this moment, he looked up at them and his eyes fell on Nan Yan’s body.
“Why are you here ?”
“This servant wanted to come and take a look.”
“You may stand up.”
After hearing Zhu Feng’s permission, Nan Yan quickly stood up from kneeling, her movement were swift as her back did not hurt anymore. Zhu Feng once again looked at her before no longer inquiring about her, then he gazed at Ye Zheng and Jian Ruocheng.
“You may rise.”
The two of them stood up.
“If you have something to say, speak.”
Ye Zheng rushed forward and start talking.
“Your Majesty, this is the Great Yan Dynasty’s first currency. It needs to be check as it came from the Ministry of Works.”
Zhu Feng knitted his brows and said.
Ye Zheng hurriedly opened up the clasp of the trayand stretched out the top of the silk cloth.
Nan Yan could not help but stretched her neck to take a peek.
On that wide tray, she saw hundreds of coins neatly stacked, shining sparklingly. The coins all had the imprint of the ‘Great Yan Dynasty Treasures’. She would recognise the style of these four words since they were his personal writing, neat and tidy but vigorous.
Then Ye Zheng said.
“This batch of silvers needs to be check because this is the first batch. The ratio of copper-lead in this coin is 6:4, casting one million taels.”
Zhu Feng picked up a piece and it felt quite heavy.
Watching him gently fiddle the silvers with his fingers, Jian Ruocheng slightly knitted his brows, calmly said.
“Your Majesty, this Minister has something to suggest.”
“Just a moment ago, this Minister heard Lord Ye said that the first batch of currency for the copper coin ratio is 6:4. Is it not inappropriate ?”
“Nowadays the Imperial Household exploited copper mines might possibly be very rare, casting money with such a large proportion like this, perhaps will be raising a bit trouble, in addition, these coins will be distributed to the public, I am afraid those unscrupulous businessmen will acquire a large number to fuse bronze coins in the future.”
As Ye Zheng listened, he became slightly upset.
“Right Assistant Minister Jian.”
Zhu Feng lifted his hand as a sign to stop him talking and faced Jian Ruocheng.
“Zhen knows what you mean, the proportion of copper is too high and indeed it is harmful to the people. But this first batch of copper coin will reflect the face of my Great Yan Dynasty.’’
After that, he put back the coin on the tray.
“The next batch will be delayed, but it will have a better proportion for the citizens.”
When Jian Ruocheng heard him, he immediately knelt down.
“His Imperial Majesty is wise.”
Zhu Feng waved his hand, letting Ye Zheng put the heavy tray aside and asked.
“Right Assistant Minister Jian is coming here today, do you have something to say ?”
“This Minister has an important thing to report.”
“State the report.”
“His Highness Jing Wang wrote a letter, it explained that Southern Yue State invades our border once again.”
Zhu Feng’s brow suddenly wrinkled.
Until now, the northern part of the Great Yan Dynasty had a formidable swift and fierce force as they were skilled in riding and shooting, they repeatedly battled against the invaders at the frontier. Since he was ordered to stay in the north when he was still Yan Wang, he had been fighting in the northern part of country for more than ten years.
However, the threat to the Great Yan Dynasty did not only come from the northern part.
End of Chapter
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