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Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: Idaho PRB
Date: October 22, 2010 08:58PM
How do you go about finding out the date of a chinese coin? I found one tonight and it looks like it was in circulation as it is somewhat worn but I haven't found one before and know nothing about them. Any help would be appreciated. i could probably post pictures tomorrow.
Thanks

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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: TheOtherLeggoHead
Date: October 23, 2010 08:14AM
Post a photo and I will tell you.

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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: Idaho PRB
Date: October 23, 2010 03:01PM
Thank You! here's the Pic's




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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: TheOtherLeggoHead
Date: October 23, 2010 09:49PM
That Chinese coin is in traditional characters. To me it looks as if it is not dated. Cool find.

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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: jcooking
Date: October 24, 2010 01:14PM
Found it, here is the link. The top pic is your coin I believe. Yours is upside down, hope this helps.
http://www.sportstune.com/chinese/coins/chiaching.html



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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: Idaho PRB
Date: October 24, 2010 02:53PM
Thank you both for all your help. So, does the Reign Title 1796-1820 indicate the range in age of the coin? If so, this is my oldest coin to date. (obviously lost from a collection since our town wasn't founded until 1905) There were, however, chinese workers here that mined flour gold in the Snake River during the turn of the 20th. century.
Idaho PRB

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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: TheOtherLeggoHead
Date: October 24, 2010 04:25PM
Your guess is as good as ours, but that sounds very plausible. Why else would it be there?

Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: OscarSE
Date: October 24, 2010 05:42PM
Idaho PRB please try this !!!!!!!! You will find the answer

http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/china/china8.htm#yung%20cheng

OscarSE

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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: Idaho PRB
Date: October 24, 2010 07:51PM
Thank you very much for another informative site! I appreciate the time you all have spent to help me identify this coin.

Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: OscarSE
Date: October 24, 2010 07:58PM
Welcome. For sure you will do it for me as well..... Donīt you?

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Re: Chinese coin dates?
Posted by: jcooking
Date: October 24, 2010 09:14PM
Check out this post from a few weeks ago. I found a cache of 22 of them from the reign before your coin. They are much older than my area as well. Many many of these coins came to America when Chinese immigrants came to work on the railroads and mines. Nice find!

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?18,1310857,1310857#msg-1310857



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