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 Posted 05/05/2022  2:03 pm Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
from numista info I believe it is 1 cash from around 1851?

could really use a proper ID (mint location etc)

thanks in advance


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 Posted 05/05/2022  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Skeletonwizard8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a modern replica of a 1 Cash from Wen Zong, Boo-Chiowan, 1851-1861. Could still be genuine, but the raised dots in the fields and the off center reverse lead me to believe it's a fake.
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 Posted 05/05/2022  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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raised dots in the fields and the off center reverse lead me to believe it's a fake.


I agree.
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 Posted 05/06/2022  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Boo, Tong & Bao don't look authentic.

I guess I could have said the characters do not match a genuine coin, so I doubt if it could be attributed to a Hartill number.
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 Posted 05/08/2022  12:37 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is this a valuable enough coin that it would be faked?
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 Posted 05/08/2022  5:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about posting if your coin is brass, bronze, copper or iron with the size and weight?
There are some coins that are worth money and a lot that are not worth much.
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 Posted 05/09/2022  02:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Is this a valuable enough coin that it would be faked?

Not really valuable, no. While there may be some scarce varieties, genuine Xian Feng Revenue Mint cash coins can be bought for a dollar or two - which is about the same price these fakes typically sell for.

The Feng Shui movement makes and sells replicas of even the most common cash coins. That's because they need "full sets" - one of each Qing Dynasty emperor - to make their magic charms, and because they believe that genuine old coins are actually less effective than modern replicas at deflecting evil spirits, because the old coins might already have absorbed their full quota of spirits over the centuries and would need ritual "cleansing" before use. Apparently, the evil spirits themselves can't tell the difference betweeen fake and real.

The "field full of dots" seen on both sides of his coin is very typical of "Feng Shui" machine-struck replicas of cast cash coins. The dots are supposed to simulate the appearance of the sandy background of genuine cast coins.
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