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Chinese coins

LavrentiiLavrentii Posts: 28
edited November 21, 2023 10:35AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Hi community!
In bulk lot found 2 Chinese coins.
Can anyone help me with identification please?
Many thanks.




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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The first one claims to be a cash of the Kang Xi emperor (1661-1722), but the style is somewhat crude compared to a typical Beijing-made coin of the period; I suspect it's a modern replica.

    The second coin appears to be genuine, but it's not Chinese. This one's from Japan, a standard Kanei Tsuho cash, made over quite a long period (1626 to 1868). There are minor differences in calligraphy that can narrow down a date range, but that's beyond my current knowledge.

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  • @Sapyx said:
    The first one claims to be a cash of the Kang Xi emperor (1661-1722), but the style is somewhat crude compared to a typical Beijing-made coin of the period; I suspect it's a modern replica.

    The second coin appears to be genuine, but it's not Chinese. This one's from Japan, a standard Kanei Tsuho cash, made over quite a long period (1626 to 1868). There are minor differences in calligraphy that can narrow down a date range, but that's beyond my current knowledge.

    Many thanks, @Sapyx !

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