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1 Yuan Fat Man Dollar fake or not

Hello community!
Need your help. Recently bought some Chinese stuff from one owner, mostly some good old porcelain, but also miscellaneous items. And there where some coins as well. Mostly old Chinese coins witch need cleaning. I found this 1 yuan coin there.
And I wonder what do you think about it? The size is 39mm. Weight 26 grams. I tested metal with electronic tester, it showed up as gold. But not a clear purity.
I will be appreciate for your opinion

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 708 ✭✭✭✭

    It can’t be gold or it would weigh heavier than 26g
    It looks like a gold plated counterfeit.

  • @Greenstang said:
    It can’t be gold or it would weigh heavier than 26g
    It looks like a gold plated counterfeit.

    I didn't find information about correct weight for this coin, only about diameter.

  • @Greenstang said:
    It can’t be gold or it would weigh heavier than 26g
    It looks like a gold plated counterfeit.

    From Numista - It is uncertain if these Year 9 gold patterns are actual patterns, or if they are restrikes done from the original dies around 1949, as these started appearing in Hong Kong around that time.
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces241796.html

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 708 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2023 9:16AM

    A 39 mm silver fat man weighs 26.4g so a 39 mm gold dollar would probably weigh around 40g
    Also the third ideogram on the obverse is different on yours from the numista pattern photo.

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Greenstang said:
    Also the third ideogram on the obverse is different on yours from the numista pattern photo.

    That's because this coin is dated Year 8, not Year 9.

    I can't tell if this is a fake coin, or a genuine coin that's been gold-plated.

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  • @Sapyx said:
    I can't tell if this is a fake coin, or a genuine coin that's been gold-plated.

    Many thanks. I visited a local expert today with this coin. He cannot say for sure, since he needs to study the subject in detail. But first of all, this is an original silver coin coated with gold. Not sure what to do with her next. He gave strange advice - put the coin up for auction and see what happens. It has always been interesting how an auction can sell something well if the coin is dubious.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 708 ✭✭✭✭

    If you do send it out, let us know the results. It would be interesting.

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