Chinese silver coin

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  1. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I need help in identifying this coin. Has a dragon obverse and yin & yang reverse but I can't locate the KM # or a picture. Kirin Province China obverse.jpg China obverse.jpg China reverse.jpg . Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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  3. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    7.2 candareens (10 cents), looks like possibly 1900
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    I believe this is this is similar to the one you have. Hope this helps. :happy:

    Just noticed from Numismat's post that it is a 10 cents instead. Can't find the exact coin online, but here is a weblink info on other similar 10 cent Ching dynasty coins.,+Provincial+KIRIN+PROVINCE+cent&source=bl&ots=RfOAqdlezJ&sig=ACfU3U1a09lE8rujmZ6gquEpv-kbvhKF-Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj13oTErvziAhUsgK0KHVlbAYIQ6AEwDnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=China, Provincial KIRIN PROVINCE cent&f=false
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  5. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Interesting, I've never heard of that denomination wow!
  6. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Agree with numismat. Its definitely 1900 7.2 candareens or literally 10 cents. The denomination candareen is actually a form of weight which is 1/10 of mace or about 0.378g.

    Kirin province coins are notorious for being under weight. This coin should weigh 2.72g but I would not be surprised if it's around 2.6g mark.

    Even in this condition, I believe this is easily a 50 dollar coin. Could be more or less - I have not been up to touch.

    Edited for some typo
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
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  7. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Why is it a "Y" instead of KM? Wow! The value is startling. I grade mine as good so close to $50 dollars.Really appreciate the help
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  10. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    I think it's just a different catalog number. I see that one associated mostly with Chinese coins, but don't know the original source.
  11. ManfredNam

    ManfredNam Non-functioning

    Wikipedia quote

    "The by-century volumes list by date virtually every coin type, most of which are photographed, with mintage and other information, plus market valuations in up to 5 grades. Listings are by denomination rather than series, as in earlier World coin catalogs. The proprietary Krause-Mishler (or KM) numbers are widely used; for just a few countries earlier systems such as Y (Yeoman) and C (Craig) numbers are given instead."
  12. ManfredNam

    ManfredNam Non-functioning

    • Y#: Modern World Coins and Current Coins of the World - Richard S. Yeoman
    • C#: Coins of the World, 1750-1850 - William D. Craig
    • K#: Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins - Eduard Kann
  13. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the resources
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