Discussion in 'World Coins' started by NoogaNumismaticNerd, Mar 4, 2021.
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They look like Kwang-Tung to me, I am not an expert though. worth less than a dollar apiece.
1892-1908 is what I have written in my collection catalogue, but I can't verify right now as I'm starting class.
Honestly though in another 50 years it’s still gonna be under a buck a piece!
The first coin is... weird. Obverse looks like it is from the Shun Zhi emperor (1644-1661), and the reverse has the normal Manchu mintmark for Fuzhou mint in Fujian province. But I can't find a listing of this mint for this emperor, and most of Shun Zhi's reverses are in Chinese or Chinese/Manchu bilingual, not Manchu alone. Also, the way his name is written is wrong. The top character on the obverse, Shun, should start out with three vertical lines that are not connected to anything, but ton your piece the third line connects at its top to the rest of the character. Very strange, I'd like to hear an expert's take.
Edit: Looks like @Muzyck beat me to it while I was typing, first coin is probably a modern fake. The wear on the reverse does look oddly flat, and a modern faker would explain the poor obverse calligraphy. Though I don't really get the point of faking a variety that doesn't exist, especially when genuine coins of Shun Zhi are available in the $2- $5 range.
I am far from an expert but my guess is Feng Shui token.
Based on what I have experienced, it is not uncommon to have modern cash type replicas mixed into lots with genuine items so I would suggest you check each one. The two on the bottom are the real deal.
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