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Offline gxseries

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Sichuan-Shensi 500 cash - featuring hammer and sickel
« on: June 24, 2012, 12:03:24 PM »
Here's one rather difficult coin to find



Featuring the Communist era in China. I bought this a while ago but left it in olive oil for a while to remove the verdigris. Hence you might see some marks around it.

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Re: Sichuan-Shensi 500 cash - featuring hammer and sickel
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 09:19:32 PM »
All Chinese hammer/sickle coins are so difficult they didn't even figure in KM until recently.

Is that a clip or edge damage?

Peter
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Re: Sichuan-Shensi 500 cash - featuring hammer and sickel
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 01:31:26 PM »
It looks like a clip damage there but I'm still happy with what I have. Looking at the current trend, prices are just absurd at best.

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Re: Sichuan-Shensi 500 cash - featuring hammer and sickel
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 09:49:41 PM »
A clip would make it an error coin. Even more interesting and certainly not a problem. Edge damage is a different story. A clip would be comprehensible. After all, this is a wartime coin.

I agree on the prices. I'll stick to pictures of these coins. Thanks.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.