coin found metal detecting how old?

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  1. UnitedStates1

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Its obviously a Chinese cash coin how old?IDK but I think its at least 300 there quite common so not a find you'll retire on.
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    2012 :watching:.. 9 years old
    Minted in Philadelphia
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2021
  5. furryfrog02

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  6. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    These were often brought over by Chinese workers who worked on the developing United States rail system. They have been found in big hoards as well.
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  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    I can't be the only one to read it that way
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  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I mean....they are called Cash coins for a reason, right? ;)
  9. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    First ones I ever saw were attached to my Grandmother's little woven sewing box. looked like this one: chibasket.jpg
  10. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    folk in china wore them on belts for many centuries, rather than pouches or purses, or whatever.

    It was a style thing along with a wealth-thing
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