Yup.. these are really cool too.. The ant nose also has variants with characters as well
The writing says 半釿 or Ban Jin. It means half a Jin, an ancient Chinese denomination
Thanks.. It's very, very rare with less than 20 specimens known to date..
Thanks.. one of it's kind in Chinese history..
Hi.. It's 5.59g, 33 x 25mm
Awesome thread.. Especially the starting thread featuring Chinese coins which are one of my favorite themes.
My latest "ancient" if defined...
Ancient China. Warring States Period. Wei 魏 State. Circa 403-225BCE. Ban Jin 半釿。Very rare. Ex Professor Wang Yixin 王一新 collection.
Thank you my friend @Alegandron
Thanks a lot @Alegandron .. It is the top piece of my Chinese cash collection.. If only 3 exists, this could probably be the only specimen outside...
Thanks.. I doubt NGC are the right parties to grade this.. I have not seen them graded any coins of such a size before also..closest I seen were...
Thanks.. Your specimen is also awesome.. My second largest is also a Xianfeng 100 cash specimen from the Fujian mint.
Yeah..One of the largest I known.. These are non circulation coins and a few other types exist. However what I gathered was that this is the...
Thank you very much..2 other specimens known are currently in 2 Chinese museums..
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