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 Posted 09/28/2019  1:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jessedalegarner to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a ton of these coins with square holes in them, but don't know where to start in identifying them. Does anyone know much about these?
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 Posted 09/28/2019  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Offhand, I see several that are from the reign of Kao Tsung (1736-1795, Ch'ing Dynasty) plus at least three of Hsuan Tsung (1821-1850, also Ch'ing Dynasty) all of which are quite common. If you can show the reverses, it'd be possible to identify the specific mints from which they originated.

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 Posted 09/28/2019  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are called cash coins, but if you give Lucky Cuss the reverse, it looks like they might just tell you what they are.
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 Posted 09/28/2019  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jdg, first welcome to CCF. Second, while of course we are happy to help you with identification, if you really have a significant number of them, consider purchasing David Hartill's book on Cast Chinese Coins.
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 Posted 09/28/2019  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll add that short of buying the book mentioned, here's a website that is very helpful for sorting out coins of the Ch'ing dynasty (which will comprise the vast majority of cash coins you'll encounter):

http://www.calgarycoin.com/referenc...a/china8.htm

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