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China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« on: September 23, 2011, 01:11:18 PM »
I've searched for ages trying to identify this coin, I guess China or Japan, Korea but I can't seem to find one like it, not sure if it's 19th or 20th century


20mm    1.70g

 EDIT: weight 2.70g
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Re: Unknown Orient coin
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 07:11:21 PM »
China, Standard unified general issue Y#28 10 Cents

Rather scarce and quite valuable nowadays, usually sell for £60 or so.

edit : weight is off, should be around 2.65g
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Re: Unknown Orient coin
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 09:03:06 PM »
Thanks for that, found it now, photo is poor in the catalogue so I missed it,   my error re the weight, it's reads as 2.7 on my cheap digital scale so it's probably  2.65g
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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 11:17:13 PM »
These dragon coins of China are highly valuable & fetching quite high  prices in auctions & ebay irrespecive of catalog prices.

Problem is now a days lot of fakes are flooding in market , but your coins is genuine as you have kept it since ages.

Scrace & valuable coin !

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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 09:18:23 AM »
60 pounds? I think you need to AT LEAST triple that! If it sells at that price, I would buy it without thinking.

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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 07:50:19 PM »
60 pounds? I think you need to AT LEAST triple that! If it sells at that price, I would buy it without thinking.

You need to have a rummage around ebay.uk occasionally!

One of my first ebay purchases (back in 2004) was a job lot of small silver Chinese coins, it contained one of those and others such as the 10/20 cents wedding 1926 coins all for £15.
Another was a Hupeh Y#123 5 Cents (1895-1905) I always assumed the book value was wrong for this, but I've never seen another for sale.
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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 08:56:08 PM »
As long as you're not selling, who cares what the catalogue says? A long time ago, I found Vietnam KM2.1 in a lot. At the time, it was priced higher than KM2.2. Now, it's the other way around. My great luck. However, it's still the same coin and I am still as happy with it as when I first got it. No connection between happiness and price quote.

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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 10:29:11 PM »
No connection between happiness and price quote.


I absolutely  agree with you Peter.

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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 10:52:15 PM »
No connection between happiness and price quote.

No?  I'm always happy to find a valuable coin at a junk price - even if I never sell it, It gives one a sense of achievement!
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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 11:10:59 PM »
I can agree with that 100%.  However, I have experienced that far too few times in my collecting endevors!
Maybe if I experienced it a lot it would get old......nah!  ;)

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No?  I'm always happy to find a valuable coin at a junk price - even if I never sell it, It gives one a sense of achievement!

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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 05:22:25 PM »
Xuan Tong 3rd year so it should be dated 1914. Nice coin

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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 08:26:06 PM »
Xuan Tong 3rd year so it should be dated 1914. Nice coin

That's strange as the catalogue lists it as dated 3/(1911)
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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 08:37:06 PM »
No not strange, my mistake 1908+3 =1911. I started in the wrong year. :-X

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Re: China, Hsüan-t'ung, 10 cents 1911 Y#28
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 06:03:21 PM »
just been looking at Baldwin auction results for this coin at Hong Kong auction last year,  there were 5 sold at prices varying from $300 to $16,000  :o   All identical year of issue 1911
 
Rather confusing is that the top seller at US$16000  had estimate of US$5 -6000 & ' rare in such high grade' whilst the lowest seller @ $300 was estimate US$200 -250 & was listed as Uncirculated  ???

tempted to sell mine to fund buying some Mughals or Princely states altho mine will be the lower end probably  :'(


I also noticed that all the coins were uncleaned like mine, according to Baldwins cleaning coins can considerably destroys it's value
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