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Coins of long traditions => Cash type coins => Topic started by: Desibot on December 05, 2020, 08:40:12 PM

Title: Chinese hole 1
Post by: Desibot on December 05, 2020, 08:40:12 PM
Hi guys help needed to I'd this Chinese coin
Please

Thankyou
Title: Re: Chinese hole 1
Post by: Figleaf on December 05, 2020, 08:53:34 PM
Someone "decorated" what looks like a modern tourist fake of a Kuang-Hsu (1875-1908) cash coin. The mint is Kuangtung (Canton.) The funny stripes have turned it into an object without numismatic interest.

Peter
Title: Re: Chinese hole 1
Post by: Manzikert on December 05, 2020, 10:34:15 PM
I think the original coin is a genuine Guangdong issue, KM Y 190 (1890-1908), rather than a tourist copy, so it possibly has some age.

Alan
Title: Re: Chinese hole 1
Post by: Guillaume Hermann on December 06, 2020, 05:00:45 PM
I agree with Manzikert, square hole coins have been struck under Guangxu and Xuantong, instead of cast, and this one seems to be genuine.
Title: Re: Chinese hole 1
Post by: otlichnik on December 08, 2020, 03:38:32 PM
No problem with the coin.

This is the first machine struck cash I have seen decorated in this way.

Earlier cash are often found decorated with incisions around the rim (on obverse or reverse), bevelled edge, notches cut into the edge (all, 1/2 or only 1/4), small holes 9usually 4 or 8), or an enlarged centre hole (made round or oval).

I have a couple of dozen dating from Tang KYTB to Qing Xian Feng, but have been unable to find out much about them - e.g. when the marks were done (most have patina and corrosion in the marks showing they are not a recent activity) and exactly what for.

SC
Title: Re: Chinese hole 1
Post by: bgriff99 on March 16, 2021, 03:59:40 PM
This has also been silver plated.