Confused: Chinese coin or charm?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by James R, Apr 8, 2021 at 6:40 AM.

  1. James R

    James R Active Member

    The pattern around the border seems very exact. Either way it’s in great shape. Thanks for your time... coin or charm?
     
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  3. James R

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  4. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    It's a very attractive charm :happy:! The Manchurian characters on one side indicate it was most likely made in the Qing Dynasty or was copied from a charm of that period.
     
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  5. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    The basic design copies a Value 1,000 cash coin of the Xianfeng emperor (1851-1861) from Board of Revenue mint, though the oddities in the script (note how parts of some characters connect when they shouldn't) makes me think this is a modern production. No idea what all the extra stuff is supposed to symbolize (if anything). Probably not very old, and definitely not a coin, but I agree it's an attractive piece.
     
  6. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Coin or charm, it's nice!
     
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  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Coins were simply not made like that.
     
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  8. James R

    James R Active Member

    Thank you for your feedback!
     
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