ID help on Japanese cash coin please

laurentyvanlaurentyvan Posts: 4,275 ✭✭✭
edited January 15, 2017 4:37PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Either this coin is suspicious and/or on a very poor quality flan. De-lamination doesn't help the ID, which, albeit using the excellent reference at Calgary Coins and Krause, I can't make anyway.


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is that you end up being governed by inferiors. – Plato

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  • coffeycecoffeyce Posts: 948 ✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2017 4:14PM

    @laurentyvan said:
    Either this coin is suspicious and/or on a very poor quality flan. De-lamination doesn't help the ID, which, albeit using the excellent reference at Calgary Coins and Krause, I can't make anyway.


    I believe its a Japanese cash coin. Kuan Yong Tong Bao is the pinyin translation . the back character means cash. so probably 1 cash. The year is around 1622. A lot of these have been unearthed in China, as China used to be property of Japan. No clue on authenticity cast coins are out of my comfort zone.

  • laurentyvanlaurentyvan Posts: 4,275 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for correcting my oversight-title edited.

    One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics
    is that you end up being governed by inferiors. – Plato
  • coffeycecoffeyce Posts: 948 ✭✭✭

    @laurentyvan said:
    Thanks for correcting my oversight-title edited.

    I have help translating or I would have no clue either. It helps when you live in Hong Kong.

  • laurentyvanlaurentyvan Posts: 4,275 ✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2017 12:54PM

    I think that this may be it.
    Agree/disagree?

    Copper alloy

    Bun

    Kamedo, shouji mon (1668)

    25mm wide x 1mm thick

    Where else can you go to find 250 to 2000+ year-old coins that are essentially valueless (monetarily-speaking).

    One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics
    is that you end up being governed by inferiors. – Plato
  • coffeycecoffeyce Posts: 948 ✭✭✭

    it sure looks like a match. would have a lot more values if graves and other places weren't being dug up all the time.

  • sumnomsumnom Posts: 6,702 ✭✭✭

    When was China the property of Japan?

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