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 Posted 10/16/2021  11:40 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Haixham13490 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can you help me identify this Chinese coin?

Diameter: 33mm
Weight: 11.1 grams
The coin responds to the magnet.

Thank you very much
Haixham





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 Posted 10/16/2021  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@haix, first welcome to CCF. Second, based on your comment that this piece is attracted to a magnet, I'm suspecting that you have a modern forgery or at best a modern fantasy rather than a real coin.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be another fake.
But perhaps an interesting oddity about it as well.
The piece may have details from the dollar coin that do not belong on the 50 cent coin.
Something to look into.
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 Posted 10/17/2021  1:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Haixham13490 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much for asking the time to help me.
Best regards
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 Posted 10/17/2021  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You are welcome.
Also your coin is 15% low weight.
Another very common attribute among Chinese fakes.
17% to 20% low weight is often found.
Here's a tip about spot checking your coins at home:
Go online to places that sell neodymium N-52 magnets.
Get a couple small round magnets, grip them together and suspend them on a string.
Approach the suspended magnets with your coin and look for a diamagnetic reaction.
If the coins stick, they are not good coin silver.
If nothing happens they are not good coin silver.
If you do make the suspending magnets, they should look something like this. And if you have many Chinese coins like you have had so far, it can be useful to see for yourself one way to test for coin silver at home.
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 Posted 10/17/2021  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the first picture, it almost looks comical with the design of the dragon.
Albert, that's a neat trick.

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 Posted 10/17/2021  3:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Suspended or "swinging magnets", like a magnet slide, are normally the first spot checks I do.
They are not foolproof because the fake coins can contain conductive elements.
And if good weight and appearance, but still suspect: then testing specific gravity is another way to go.
The comical dragon is also a good clue.
Here's a good picture of a comical QEII.
Looks more like Judge Judy.
Not Elizabeth II and 50 Pence, but Elizabeth U and 50 Penoe
One of the very worst Chinese made fakes in the collection.
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