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Offline Figleaf

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Temple coin from the Yuan Dynasty
« on: April 17, 2012, 02:16:58 AM »
Not identified on numismatique.com. Can we help?

Peter
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 03:59:57 PM by Figleaf »
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Unidentified cash coin 8
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 12:39:40 PM »
Very clumsy-looking characters.  Odd to have what appears to be an era name and "Year 3" on the obverse.  Doesn't sound right to me.


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Re: Unidentified cash coin 8
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 11:05:23 AM »
Coin feels wrong for an officially made coin, couldn,t find it yet though.

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Re: Unidentified cash coin 8
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 03:12:44 PM »
This coin is probably a temple coin from the Yuan Dynasty

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Re: Unidentified cash coin 8
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 03:24:02 PM »
The first one looks like a 100% hit to me.

Does that mean religious token (not money) or coin (money) struck by monks?

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Re: Unidentified cash coin 8
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 03:31:35 PM »
It means that during the Yuan Dynasty people used a lot of paper money and/ or silver to pay taxes i.e.
When they went to the temple they used (often) small coins to give to the gods, the coins were not used to pay otherwise.

I agree it matches the first one, but my concern is about the calligraphy, it just feels wrong.