Fengtein Provence 20 Cent coin 1904 variety - Am I missing something?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by TylerH, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. TylerH

    TylerH Member

    Hi All -

    This is one of 2 "1 mace 4.4 candreen" coins I have - both different provinces.

    I was looking on ebay and saw a similar coin graded NGC "Harshly cleaned" and it sold for $94.

    On NGC coin site it says XF value is like $75.

    Am I missing something? Did these get "hot?" Not sure the grade on mine (And I cant get my macro working) but it certainly seems like it would be better than HARSHLY CLEANED

    Would love your thoughts

    Attached 2 images of my coin, and a screen shot of the auction

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  3. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Chinese coin prices are glowing hot. Yours is a nice coin. One of the more affordable coins from Fengtien province but not as common as Guangdong (kwangtung) province. Even in fine condition, I reckon it's easily a 50+ dollar coin.

    Seems like you found a stash of nice Chinese coins. Very nice!
  4. TylerH

    TylerH Member

    Thank you! I wish I could get my macro working so I could take some better pics to judge the grade!

    I thought "cleaned" - not to mention "harshly cleaned" just KILLED coin values, yet this was still nearly 100$ - What would this have been worth in AU were it not cleaned?
  5. TylerH

    TylerH Member

    The other 20c is from Hupeh prov. Its actually a nicer condition coin.
  6. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    I think the reality at the moment is that supply is so low that even cleaned / damaged coins do command some premium. I have no problem buying such coins and I'm glad that I did as some of the damaged / cleaned coins that I own are literally impossible to upgrade unless I'm willing to part with an arm or leg.

    Do feel free to show all the Chinese coins - maybe a batch of them in a couple of photos and there maybe something interesting :)
  7. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Coin looks like a solid original AU or better. Great find, easily $200+ in AU and jumps up big from there.
  8. TylerH

    TylerH Member

    Awesome! Thank you!!! I’m going to send it in here at some point - just waiting for enough to do the economy option :)
  9. TylerH

    TylerH Member

    Is there a grading service that is better for foreign! I was just going to use ANACS
  10. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    NGC is best for Chinese and most foreign coins in general
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