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 Posted 06/23/2022  06:42 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Aragorn78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please, tell me if these are real Chinese coins (and eventually from which period) or they are not even coins but tokens or something?




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 Posted 06/23/2022  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wandering Circle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are all modern reproductions of Qing Dynasty cash coins. The photo is a bit unclear but the design of the bottom one in the first photo does look like an authentic Qianlong Tongbao with some refinish. Although it could just be a good replica.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ara, yes all the ones with "dots" in the field are definitely modern replicas. I believe this is done to simulate the roughness and porosity of the surface of cast cash.

For that bottom one in the first pic, pls post pics of just that one along with the diameter and weight. Thx.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would concur; all of them, with the possible exception of that bottom-coin-top-picture, are replicas, made for the purpose of turning into "good luck" amulets and other Feng Shui artifacts.

If that bottom coin is genuine, it's a cash of the Board of Revenue mint, Beijing, from the final years of the Qianlong Emperor (circa 1790s). A very common coin, not worth a great deal.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll have to agree with above comments, tin addition, the color of these coins are off - far too 'brassy' looking. they should be a bit darker.
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 Posted 06/24/2022  04:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Aragorn78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all for your answers, here are 2 more photos of the top bottom coin (I have 2 of them):

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 Posted 06/24/2022  09:57 am  Show Profile   Check Seeker55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Sap, these are both Chinese cash of Emperor Qianlong (aka Kao Tsung and Ch'ien Lung) 1736-1795, Boo Ciowan (Board of Revenue) mint in Beijing

http://www.calgarycoin.com/referenc...chien%20lung

These are very common coins, though still interesting and good additions to any collection. They look authentic to me (I agree the other ones, in the group of nine shown above, with bumpy surfaces, are modern replicas).

Upper photo should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, lower photo should be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.
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06/24/2022 10:05 am
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 Posted 06/28/2022  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Aragorn78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks :)
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