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Offline Quant.Geek

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Imperial China, Wang Mang: Da Quan Wu Shi, 7-14AD 50 Wa Shu (Hartill-9.1)

Obv: 大泉五十 Da Quan Wu Shi (Large Coin Fifty)
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Offline Figleaf

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I have a weakness for Wang Mang and his coins. Peng Xinwei thinks he was a mad usurper. Maybe. His coin system, with 16 values, all close together, sounds mad, but it can be matched with that of Elisabeth I, who was far from mad. He thought the Han dynasty had turned China into a mess and he was quite right. However, his religious solution wasn't the answer either. Could that turn you mad? Possibly. One thing is for sure. His coins are original and good-looking, especially when they are so well preserved.

Peter
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I lost a group of these last night bidding by Watt-Watt on eBay, a set of the smallest forgeries down to 17mm.    He also had two pieces at over 8 grams but quite worn.