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 Posted 07/09/2010  1:32 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bioforce to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

My wife saw these at a flea market for cheap and got them for me since she knows I like Japan. She said the dealer didn't know anything about them. I have limited knowledge of Japanese coins, so all I've been able to make out is that I think they are pre-Meji era. any help would be appreciated.








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07/09/2010 1:36 pm
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 Posted 07/09/2010  1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinsnpaper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry. but I can't see anything on these pictures- either out of focus or unclear lighting, or both.
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 Posted 07/09/2010  2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum, bioforce!
Sorry to disappoint you, but your coins appear to be Chinese cash coins.
The reverse of a Japanese mon would have just lines, like this


Chinese coins bear Manchu script identification of the mint.
The first coin is struck for Hsuan Tsung, 1821 - 1851, by the board of revenue in Peking.
I'd like to see better pics of the other two to correctly ID them.
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 Posted 07/09/2010  2:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The second coin is in the name of Emperor Kao Tsung, 1736 - 1795, but I cannot see the mint.
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 Posted 07/09/2010  2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The third coin (it's upside down) was struck in the name of Te Tsung (or Kuang-Hsu), 1875 - 1908.
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 Posted 07/09/2010  8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bioforce to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help:) Shame there not Japanese, but still interesting that they're old.

I'll try to post better pictures over the weekend if you would still like them.
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 Posted 07/09/2010  8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure, then I could tell you the mints/provinces they came from. By the way, I used (by habit) the term "struck". Most of Chinese cash coins (all older ones) were cast.
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 Posted 07/11/2010  6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jlcarvoeiro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a huge lot of those also , nice coins with a lot of history.
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