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Offline capnbirdseye

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China, Kiangnan 10 Cash 1905
« on: July 16, 2012, 04:45:18 PM »
There are so many minor varieties of this coin it's difficult to be sure, I think it's Y#135.9
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Re: China, Kiangnan 10 Cash 1905
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 12:18:04 AM »
Yet another beauty. In these coins I see the influence of the cash coins, with the cross of four characters and the two Manchu characters rather than funny heraldics, but also creeping Western colonialism of coins struck in a collar with a side in English and a side in Chinese as well as a proud Chinese inheritance in not showing a portrait, but a symbol of imperial power, the dragon.

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Re: China, Kiangnan 10 Cash 1905
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 07:23:38 AM »
You are right