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1949 Republic of China (Taiwan) identification

Could you help me identify this coin, I suspect a fake. The coin seems to match KM#531 except that the symbol to the left of the island does not match any other coin I have seen.

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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I assume it's silver-dollar-sized? The symbol on the right is the numeral "1"; the symbol on the left is the currency unit, in this case, "yuan". The coin thus purports to be a 1 yuan (1 dollar) coin, which Taiwan did not issue in 1949.

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  • jt88jt88 Posts: 2,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    it is a pattern coin but this one could be counterfeit.

  • Is there a different symbol for Yuan dependent whether 1 Yuan or 5 Yuan?

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BritGolfer said:
    Is there a different symbol for Yuan dependent whether 1 Yuan or 5 Yuan?

    No, but there is some stylistic variation with Chinese writing, depending on the calligrapher. Here are examples of the "yuan" symbol, as seen on (1) your coin, (2) a Taiwan $1 from 1960, (3) a Taiwan $5 from 1970, and (4) an old Republic of China $1 from 1923:

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  • The coin is 39.7mm diameter and weighs 26.74 g. It seems to pass the silver magnetic slide test.

  • wrong look ,BAD!!

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