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Help ID Two Old Chinese Cash Coins (Id: 12th Ad 19th Century Cast Cash)

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 Posted 01/28/2023  12:17 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add canary01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

I was wondering if you could help me ID these two cash coins.

I thought the first one was a Su Tsung coin and the second one a northern song taizong coin but for both the character on the right does not match.

Hoping you can help me with these, thanks in advance!

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 Posted 01/29/2023  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnConduitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The top coin is Liao Dynasty, Tian Zuo (1101-1125), Qiantong Yuanbao, like this The confusion comes as Liao coins are read clockwise from the top, while a lot of other coins are top-bottom-right-left.

I think the second is Tai Ping Sheng bao, which is Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (1861-1864). I'm not sure why it wouldn't have a reverse inscription, like this:, but this one seems not to:
Edited by JohnConduitt
01/29/2023 9:06 pm
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