Discussion in 'World Coins' started by capthank, Jun 21, 2019.
. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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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.
https://books.google.com/books?id=IvqVxwpDK2UC&pg=PA113&lpg=PA113&dq=China,+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
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
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
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.
"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."
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
Separate names with a comma.