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 Posted 09/15/2009  5:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mainecoincoll to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Bought this coin a few days ago on ebay. Had it shipped from China. I have no clue what kind it is, what year it is or what the denomination is. Please help me indentify it.

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09/15/2009 5:17 pm
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 Posted 09/15/2009  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it's real it is a 10 cash coin from circa 1201-1208, inscription is Tai-Ho Chung Pao in seal script. It looks OK.
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 Posted 09/27/2009  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tenacious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also written as Tai He Zhong Bao, 10 cash, The calligraphic style is called jade tendon seal script.
Jin Dynasty 1115-1234 AD.
Your coin, if real, 1201-1209.

You have the obverse picture upside down. And I would like to see the obv pic as big as the reverse you posted. The obv pic is too small to tell anything. But the reverse metal, shape and patina looks OK to me. But, even though I have some experience with these, I am not an expert. And it could be a good fake. Can you post a larger pic of the obverse?

If you bought this without knowing what it was, then you may have been really lucky. (And you should go out and buy a lottery ticket right now. ) This specific coin is faked very often. You will find many more fakes than real coins of this type on eBay. From what I have seen on eBay, the fakes greatly out number the real ones which are rarely offered on eBay.

If people think the Chinese are making a lot of fakes of US coins, you should see how much they are doing it with their own Chinese coins. And Chinese coins of this age are cast coins as opposed to struck coins. It's much easier to make convincing cast fakes of coins that are already casts to begin with.

Here's one of mine and also from eBay:

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09/27/2009 11:16 pm
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