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1920-30's Republic Of China Coin Book - Worth Grading?

 
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 Posted 11/23/2022  06:49 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chinesewindfall to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
To an experienced collector of Republic of China coins,

I happened to come across an old book of coins, but I can't tell if these are authentic and worth grading. I'm new to coin collecting and just want to know if you would spend the money to grade all 39 coins -- which is over $1500 to do so, which is a lot of money for me.

None of the coins are magnetic and I can take more pics or weigh all the coins in a future reply.

I uploaded a HD video of the whole book:

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I took a picture of one of the coins (front and back). I'm a new collector and haven't ever collected coins before.

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 Posted 11/23/2022  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bjherbison to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First you should think about why you want coins to be graded. Some collections are just graded coins, but many people collect ungraded coins. Personally I have no desire grade any of my coins. But if you goal is selling these coins then grading would probably be useful. But before spending $1500 just walk into a coin shop and discuss the coins with the owner.

After the magnet test, the next step at authentication would be finding good images of genuine coins and comparing. There are many sources, Numista is often a good place to check. For your coin take a look at https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces17822.html . That looks like your coin, but look in detail at the THE in the legend. The large serifs on your coin suggest to me it is a copy.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are very modern counterfeits.

I would ask for your money back.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  11:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chinesewindfall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks - noted that these are counterfeit

I will consider the money I spent on it, tuition!
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I will consider the money I spent on it, tuition!
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