Help with two unknown coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Kevin Greer, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Kevin Greer

    Kevin Greer New Member

    Coin one is very worn not sure what it is
    Coin two look asian and is the same on both side

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I think it's Chinese.
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Coin 1 isn't Chinese. Not sure what it is, but it has a bust on one side.
    Coin 2 is not a coin but a token. Probably Japanese.

    I know that's not much help but it's a start :p
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  5. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Is the first one 29 mm, about 6-7g?
    It looks like a heavily damaged RoC 10 cash, but it's hard to tell at this point.
    If so, it has almost no value in that condition.
    Second coin says "天山閣" tian1shan1ge2
    Tianshan is a mountain range in Xinjiang. 閣 means pavillion
    It appears to be the name of a yakiniku restaurant in Japan.
    It may mean other things as well, but #2 doesn't look like a circulation coin.
  6. Kevin Greer

    Kevin Greer New Member


    Coin 1 is about 24 mm and seem to have to male bust facing right
  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Regarding the 1st coin, I agree with @The Eidolon It's a Chinese 10 cash. I think the top pic is the dragon. There are numerous types, and if I remember correctly, many are common. Here is one for reference

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    TheGame Well-Known Member

  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

  10. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Nice attribution. I thought I saw a line of Arabic across the reverse, but was fooled by what I thought were Chinese characters above. So I was looking for colonials like French Indochina or Netherlands East Indies, and nothing matched. Once I knew it was only 24 mm, I knew my initial guess of a 10 cash must have been wrong, as those should be 28~29 mm. The wreath originally made me think a Republic of China minted 10 cash, but the RoC 10 cash have very different wreaths. Thanks for resolving the mystery.
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