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Offline scorpio

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Zhou Dynasty Round coin, Round hole....
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:33:31 PM »
I would appreciate thoughts on the authenticity of this coin. It appears to be a Hartil 6.1 with a diameter of 41.2 mm and a weight of 12.8 grams. Both, I understand, within the parameters of a coin of this time period. It has been in my collection for quite a number of years  having bought it from a reputable dealer in Hong Kong for a just a few dollars. On the website of this dealer  - chinese coin guide - ancient knife and spade money - the price range for a similar coin shows  between $475 & $950.  Do you think I have a reproduction or.....?


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Re: Zhou Dynasty Round coin, Round hole....
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 08:36:01 AM »
I wish I were able to authenticate this jaw dropper. I am hoping very much that it turns out to be genuine, all the more because it looks so genuine. TFP.

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

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Re: Zhou Dynasty Round coin, Round hole....
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 05:14:44 AM »
Thank you for your response, Peter!

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Re: Zhou Dynasty Round coin, Round hole....
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 10:55:45 AM »
A reaction I received was I am not experienced in this type, but do know it is one of the most widely copied valuable coins. If an experienced dealer in China sold it for a few dollars, that pretty much indicates it is a reproduction.

This is not a final verdict. The speaker judged himself not knowledgeable enough to give one. It is an indication, though.

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