Author Topic: Vietnam: Annam, 1 phan zinc i.n.o. Minh Mang (1820-1841)  (Read 1503 times)

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Offline FosseWay

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Vietnam: Annam, 1 phan zinc i.n.o. Minh Mang (1820-1841)
« on: October 07, 2012, 06:43:03 PM »
23.0 mm, 1.82 g. Lead, tin or some similar dull grey metal or alloy.

Again, I can't make any sense of the regnal era characters. There appears genuinely to be nothing on the other side.
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Re: Chinese? 2
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 08:47:35 PM »
Am no expert here ... but I would say Annam...
Minh mang 1820-1838.
In copper and in lead !

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 08:50:24 PM »
ps. Could also be zinc ...

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Re: Chinese? 2
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 09:06:15 PM »
Yes, could be zinc (and therefore probably KM 79?). I thought it felt denser than that -- zinc tends to feel like aluminium in the hand, whereas this feels more like lead, but with such a small quantity it can easily be deceptive.

Thanks once again -- I'm getting an impressive clear-up rate on unknown coins this week!