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Offline carpatic

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Kuang-hsu Boo-ciowan with T'ien or Kung?
« on: September 06, 2020, 07:17:21 AM »
Hi. I am new to identifying cash coins and I have difficulties with this one. I do not have the Hartill or Schjoth books but I have Krause. I've came so far as to identify the attached one as Kuang-hsu, Boo-ciowan, but the character above on the reverse puzzles me because I think is a T'ien or maybe it could be a Kung, variants which are not listed by Krause. It is 2.43g, 19mm
I would appreciate your help and especially if you could point me to what the Krause number would be. Thank you

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Re: Kuang-hsu Boo-ciowan with T'ien or Kung?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 03:00:31 PM »
Your transliteration seems correct to me. I think the mystery character is T'ien. I have not found this piece in Hartill, but I did find several similar coins with a different top character. The obverse characters seem a bit wobbly and the central hole is miserable, but on the whole, the coin looks genuine to me.

For a more expert look, I would recommend a PM to bgriff99.

Peter
« Last Edit: September 07, 2020, 11:05:47 PM by Figleaf »
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Re: Kuang-hsu Boo-ciowan with T'ien or Kung?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 04:52:43 PM »
Hmmm... I posted a reply here a couple hours after it went up.   Gone now.   The piece is a souvenir or flea market imitation.   The reverse character is 'tian'.