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Chinese Hu-Peh Province 1 Tael Coin For Grading Please

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 Posted 03/27/2023  8:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mordecai to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all. My grandmother gave me a bunch of old coins from the Chin Dynasty (I think). Can anyone please share what grade this is and how much it can be sold for?

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 Posted 03/28/2023  12:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and welcome.

Unfortunately, your coin is not a genuine Chinese tael. It is a replica. Compare your coin with the examples of the two varieties of this coin here on The dragons are very weakly struck compared to genuine coins, and the central Manchu inscription is incorrect; I assume the copy was made by someone who could proofread English and Chinese, but not Manchu.

The original tael coins were not struck in China; they were struck in European mints as samples and demonstrations, in the hope of winning coinage contracts from the Chinese government. In the end, China opted to issue dollars, instead of taels; circulating tael coinage is only known from a couple of western provinces.
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