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Offline Desibot

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Chinese hole 1
« on: December 05, 2020, 08:40:12 PM »
Hi guys help needed to I'd this Chinese coin
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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Chinese hole 1
« Reply #1 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.

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« Last Edit: December 05, 2020, 09:08:06 PM by Figleaf »
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Offline Manzikert

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Re: Chinese hole 1
« Reply #2 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.

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Offline Guillaume Hermann

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Re: Chinese hole 1
« Reply #3 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.

Offline otlichnik

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Re: Chinese hole 1
« Reply #4 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.

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Offline bgriff99

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Re: Chinese hole 1
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2021, 03:59:40 PM »
This has also been silver plated.