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Chinese Coin With Mark On The Back ?

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 Posted 06/27/2020  02:21 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys I went out metal detecting the other day and come across a Chinese coin , it appears to me it has some kind of chop mark on the back , if possible could I get some more information about it thanks.

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 Posted 06/27/2020  04:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1 Jiao 1910.
If real, its quite rare and has some value.
You might want to post a close up of the chop mark.
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 Posted 06/27/2020  04:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 06/27/2020  07:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
really ? I honestly didn't think much of the coin! ill get you a close up mate
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 Posted 06/27/2020  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


hope this is okay?
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06/27/2020 08:14 am
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 Posted 06/27/2020  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like a W, interesting. Might be a trader or shop with the initial of W.

Have you weighed it? It should be 2.7g or thereabouts.
If the weight is correct then the chance of the coin being real is about 80%.
The one reservation I have about it is the location it was found, finding a Chinese empire coin from this period in Australia seems unlikely.
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 Posted 06/27/2020  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is that in front of the dragons mouth?
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 Posted 06/27/2020  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yea Keith I was thinking the same mate I don't know what that is either. what is with the W stamped into the coin :S?
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 Posted 06/27/2020  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also just weighed the coin mate comes up as 2.8g
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 Posted 06/27/2020  08:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight seems right. Looks like a flower in front of the mouth.

You can read more on the purpose of chopmarks here: https://coinweek.com/featured-news/...a-1600-1935/

The Chinese fakes especially for rare coins can be really good, though if your weight is right and if you found it metal detecting makes it leans towards your favour a little more.
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 Posted 06/27/2020  09:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks mate I will have a read for sure , so does this coin have any value? you said it is quite rare ? I actually found it in an old settlement in a small country town in western Australia. I find a lot of old British coins but have never found a Chinese one pretty stoked on the find.
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 Posted 06/27/2020  09:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If real, I'm guessing in the low hundreds. But if you find a collector who collects interesting chop-marks maybe more ?
Many ifs here. Let's say minimum 150 Aussie Dollars to be conservative.

You guys living in large areas with history are lucky, you get to dig virgin ground brim with possibilities. I actually metal detect too, but nothing as interesting as your finds.
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thanks for the reply mate , ill definitely keep it good to know its a rare coin though :) thank you for your time btw mate appreciate it heaps!

I do love metal detecting Numister I go out with my dad we have found a lot of things from coins to war badges even found a soldiers dog tag I have plenty of finds witch ill post in the metal detecting section in the future!
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 Posted 06/27/2020  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blind Squirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would be back out there detecting today. Hopefully it can be verified for you.
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 Posted 06/27/2020  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yea blind , we will go back to the spot for sure , been raining hard for the past few days so yet to go back.
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 Posted 07/10/2020  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tatus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hey guys , I'm heading out to the same spot today metal detecting if I find anymore unique finds ill be sure to share :) have a great day all!
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