Chinese Cash Coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by kanga, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    In general I assume Chinese cash coins have no significant value unless high grade.
    But just as a sanity check, here's mine:
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  3. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Looks like Qian Long (1735-96). He reigned a long time, so his coins are especially
    abundant. Unless it's from an unusual province or a is rare variant, the value is low.
    I see them retail in "pick one" bins of cash coins for 99 cents. Probably get a lot less
    trying to sell one though...
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  4. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    @The Eidolon is correct, it's Qianlong. (But your photo is rotated 90 degrees clockwise.) The reverse will list the mintmark, but unless it's one of the very rare ones there's no significant value.
  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I thought I had the reverse imaged but I had 2 images of the obverse (unless they both look very similar and I didn't notice the difference).
    I'll see if I can get it right.
  6. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Reverse should look like scribbly Manchurian writing in two columns, one to the right
    and one to the left of the center hole. If you go to the section on Manchu mint
    marks on this page you can match them up to see which province minted it.
  7. jfreakofkorn

    jfreakofkorn Active Member

    Any foto(s) of the back side of the coin ?
  8. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    No surprise.
    I can't find the coin at the moment.
  9. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Agree that Qianlong coins are comparatively abundant. My Chinese friends saves these for Feng Shui uses.
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