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Offline SpaBreda

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Cash Problem #2
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:55:08 AM »
28 mm.
4.7 gr.

Kang Xi 1662-1722)
1 Cash.

This looks like one the so called poem coins.
Have been unable to find which one, as Harthill just has a few examples in his "red" book.

... or am I completely wrong here ...

Thanks, Paul.

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Re: Cash Problem #2
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 11:32:57 PM »
This is the ordinary official-cast coin, of Henan.   Hartill Qing cash 14.7 , or represented by 22.107 in his general work (both books are red.)

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Re: Cash Problem #2
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 09:58:19 AM »
Thanks Bruce !

I did look at Henan, but the left reverse character seemed different with the 2 strokes to the left at the top of it.
The S1434 picture also has one stroke to the left at the top ... (another red book  ;))

So I thought maybe a poem coin ...

Does the other book have the left character written in this way ?
(my book is the 2005 Cast Chinese Coins "red" book)

Paul.
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Re: Cash Problem #2
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 10:30:19 AM »
Yes, in Hartill's Qing Cash both varieties are shown.   Your coin is 1669.    The slightly more squarishly written character is from 1667-68.

A lot of private forgeries exist, and much less common, some poem cash.    Without asking about weight and diameter, this is genuine.
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Re: Cash Problem #2
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 12:20:24 PM »
Another mystery solved !

Thanks, Paul.