The name given by for- eigners in the Far East to the Chinese Fen or Fun, the one hundredth part of the Liang, or Tael (q.v.), and the tenth part of the Mace (q.v.). Pieces are struck in the following denominations: 7.2 Candareens, equal to one tenth of a Dollar, and 3.6 Candareens, equal to one twentieth of a Dollar; also known as five cents. As a money of account it is worth about 1.4 cents. See Ch'ien and Fen.
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)