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 Posted 02/16/2019  11:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jgenn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just don't know what the story might be. If authentic, it purports to be an 1866 Hong Kong one dollar with stamped name J. J. HUNT and date DEC. 1" 1870. Unfortunately, Google does not surface any results to enlighten me on this individual.

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 Posted 02/17/2019  12:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What I do know with these,
is that they are one of the most popular targets for counterfeiting, and I have seen some very deceiving examples, way too good for me to pick from screen pictures.

I don't have the necessary skills or experience to be reliable enough to help out in this case.

The counter marking, I believe, does lend some credance to the pictured coin being genuine.

Perhaps someone else in the CCF may be able to post some side by side comparative pictures.
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 Posted 02/17/2019  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgenn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What I do know with these, is that they are one of the most popular targets for counterfeiting, and I have seen some very deceiving examples, way too good for me to pick from screen pictures.


Yes, I've reviewed several of the previous forum posts on these.


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That is a fascinating piece of history.


I went down the internet rabbit hole a ways until I realized that only a small number of old newspapers have been digitized and have been made free to view -- so my search results were highly skewed towards a handful of sources.

Here's a new set of photos with more lighting.

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 Posted 02/18/2019  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mkman123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
beautiful coin, on my wish list!
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 Posted 02/20/2019  07:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I swear I saw this on an auction a while back... just can't remember where...

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 Posted 02/20/2019  09:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgenn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I swear I saw this on an auction a while back... just can't remember where...


I got this from the Goldberg auction last month, but if you saw it earlier than that I would like to know.
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 Posted 02/20/2019  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"J.J. HUNT" isn't exactly the most uncommon name... with a link to Hong Kong involved, British would of course, be the best guess but American wouldn't be impossible, either.

Keep in mind, too, this is more of a love token than a prepared merchant stamp, which may imply one-time gift to a relative or friend... so said "J.J. Hunt" may not even be the HUNT relation or family friend with the Hong Kong link.
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 Posted 02/22/2019  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgenn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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"J.J. Hunt" may not even be the HUNT relation or family friend with the Hong Kong link.


That is likely true. I went through several decades of a listing of Hong Kong juror names starting from 1866 and found no Hunts at all.
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 Posted 05/14/2020  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wonghinghi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jenn, do you think this HK Dollar is medal alignment or coin alignment. I have two pieces 1867 and 1868, both are real to me, are both in coin alignment. Some internet information says it is medal alignment.
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 Posted 05/15/2020  12:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgenn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My example is in coin alignment.
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 Posted 05/15/2020  08:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wonghinghi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you jgenn, your confirmation.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces6893.html
(Numista post the wrong information - medal alignment on HK Dollar 1867)
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 Posted 05/15/2020  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wonghinghi (haven't seen your ID in a while on here)...

Remember, if you ever have any question about coin vs. medal alignment... just look at how they sit in slabs!
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 Posted 05/15/2020  11:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wonghinghi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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wonghinghi (haven't seen your ID in a while on here)...

Remember, if you ever have any question about coin vs. medal alignment... just look at how they sit in slabs!


Hi Realeswatcher, are you fine? Yes, I left this forum for a while and miss most of the sophisticated coin collectors like you. I enjoyed discuss Mexican 8R with you. I have retired and enjoy a "slow-pace" lifestyle here. I still collect coins and enjoy them. The question above was asked by a local coin collector and I help to confirm the truth. I should be back here to learn more from you and others. Hope to see more nice coins from you and your valuable comments. Take care and good luck! Henry
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