Anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Victor Li, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Victor Li

    Victor Li New Member

    IMG_6641.JPG IMG_6642.JPG Hi everyone. New member here. I've been collecting for a while, and my parents gave me some of their old coins. I came across this and was wondering if anyone knew what it was. It says "United States Federal System" but there are flags of China and the U.S. on the back. It also says "gold certificate" and "1,000 lines. It's dated 1913. If anyone can shed some light on it, I'd greatly appreciate it. It's larger than a silver dollar (diameter wise) and looks like it's made of either copper or bronze.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    The 1913 Federal Reserve Act of 1913 changed commercial banking.
     
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  4. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    That might be John D. Rockefeller on the obverse, but otherwise, apart from mentioning the Federal Reserve and the date of its founding, I can't find any more information on it.

    Token experts?
     
  5. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    With the Chinese flag on the coin, I thought it was Chinese leader Sun Yat Sen. I don't know what this is for but it has something to do with China so it has more relevance than just the federal reserve being founded. uewb_09_img0668.jpg
     
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  6. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    There is a thread on another forum about this coin/token and that thread also claims that it's Sun Yat Sen, or the poster thinks that it's Sun Yat Sen. Unfortunately the thread is two years old with no responses. It also shows an edge shot, but I can't quite make out what the text on the edge says. The thread wonders if it's a fantasy piece, which is beginning to make more sense.

    I can't find any real connection between the Federal Reserve and Sun Yat Sen, but that of course doesn't mean there wasn't one.
     
  7. Hydr

    Hydr New Member

    It is a modern craft made for fun, 1913 is the establish year of Federal Reserve System, and Sun Yat-Sen was not in power, he was replace by Yuan Shi-Kai at that period.
    The English letter feels like directly taken from computer fonts.:cat:
     
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    John was asian?
     
  9. Victor Li

    Victor Li New Member

    I thought it was Sun Yat-sen, too. I have a bunch of my parents’ old Chinese coins with Sun or Yuan Shi-kai on them. Hopefully not all of them are fake!

    Thanks for all of your responses!
     
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