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Offline Michiel

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cash from the northern song dynasty? mint mark problem
« on: March 22, 2013, 11:29:05 AM »
I think its from the northern sung dynasty, shao sheng 1094 - 1097
S-586

I only have a problem with the mint mark at the rev. anyone an idea?

size is 23,5 mm
weight 3,22 gram

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Re: cash from the northern song dynasty? mint mark problem
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 09:34:22 PM »
I think you identified the coin correctly. The nail mark is known, but rotated on your coin. It is not a mintmark. Its use is not known, but it could be an administrative check mark, linking a coin to a responsible officer.

Peter
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Re: cash from the northern song dynasty? mint mark problem
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 08:37:38 AM »
Thanks peter. learned again something. Never heard about the nailmark. I was looking for the mintmark.