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Offline John3,16

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Please ID this coin. (Tin coin, Cash?)
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:59:59 PM »
Hi!
I have a coin which I bought it from a seller from Indonesia.
Has anyone a informations (Catalog number, links from a website,....) about this coin?
Can anyone translate the chinese letters at the coin?

weight: 0,86gram
diameter: 16,0mm
thickness: 1,1mm

Obverse: Chinese letters
Reverse: plain

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In advance - thank you very much for each comment!!!


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Re: Please ID this coin. (Tin coin, Cash?)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 12:31:08 PM »
Looks like a Chinese jokoh (shop token). Characters right and left could be degenerated forms of kong si (company) and the top character might be a 5, something like 5 xxx company. The tapered edge suggests one-sid moulding. An unusual production method.

Not in Netscher & Van der Chijs; not in Saran Singh, but vaguely reminiscent of what he lists under Trengganu SS 38 - 41. I view of the large flow of fakes and fantasies coming out of South-East Asia, I tend to be wary of unlisted pieces.

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

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Re: Please ID this coin. (Tin coin, Cash?)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 01:57:44 PM »
Randomly just I found such a coin in internet as .....

Johor - Banten - Private Tin Jokoh
Obv. Zheng Ping Yuan Bao,
Rev. Blank
catalog: Unlisted

...see coin #205 at the following link...

http://dniewcollectors.blogspot.de/2015/03/mns-auction-no163-kllot201-to-lot.html

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Re: Please ID this coin. (Tin coin, Cash?)
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 01:59:14 PM »
Its necessary to scroll down a little bit.... ;)