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Offline Henk

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Chinese good luck souvenir token
« on: August 28, 2020, 10:52:10 AM »
A square, cash like token with Chinese inscription:
Brass, square 24x24 mm with center hole
O: 長命貴富 (Long life and wealth)

When and where was this issued?

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Chinese good luck souvenir token
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 09:33:32 AM »
I visited China in the mid seventies. There were no such souvenirs. After a gap in the eighties, I returned in 1991. At that time, tourists were routinely given a souvenir medallion. They were brass, looking like an un-holed button (round edge) and showed a mythological emperor. I would think this is an early version of the souvenir medallion.

I have not encountered similar tokens in Taiwan, Hong Kong or Singapore.

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