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Chinese (?) Cash Coin Identification Help

 
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 Posted 05/26/2021  2:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CollectingGuinea to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone!

I recently acquired a lot of coins about which I have no idea how to start identifying. Don't worry, I did not pay a large amount of money for them without researching them, I acquired them as a gift attached to a different lot.

Any information, or references to help me learn about these coins will be greatly appreciated!




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 Posted 05/26/2021  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Check Seeker55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to Numista!

For Qing (aka Ch'ing) Dynasty coins (approx. 1644 on), here's a good reference page

https://www.calgarycoin.com/referen...a/china8.htm

For example, in your second photo, the first coin in the second row is a cash of emperor Qianlong (also known as Ch'ien Lung or Kao Tsung), 1736-1795 AD.

The Calgary Coin site also has listings for previous dynasties.
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05/26/2021 7:36 pm
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 Posted 05/26/2021  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some, at least, appear to be Vietnamese rather than Chinese.
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 Posted 05/27/2021  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CollectingGuinea to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Sap and Seeker55 for the guidance.

I spent a few hours yesterday classifying the coins using David Hartill's Cast Chinese Coins book and got 15 of them ID'd.

It was a sweet surprise to see one of them was from almost 1000 years ago!
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 Posted 05/27/2021  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copies tend to be thin and light.
So if you are satisfied these are normal weight and thickness you are well on your way with the book.
But there is another book with the green cover from Hartill that can be very useful.
There are more books on VietNam, Korea & Japan as well.
I like to help people that help themselves.
So I was impressed that you have identified 15 so far.
If it happens that you get stuck on some, please post good quality close-ups of each side in logical order.
It's best to post one at a time.
However, if your pictures are of good quality and placed in proper order, I think members here would help with one or two, or three, or four in a post.
Then after that, you could post others if you have not identified them.
Is there any particular one at this time that you have in mind?
Post that coin and we'll give it a try.
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05/27/2021 5:53 pm
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