Need some help ID'ing some Chinese Coins

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  1. kazuma78

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    I bought a large collection of world coins I've been sorting for a couple of months and some of the Chinese pieces really throw me for a loop. The collection was assembled in the 1950's-1970's and the vast majority of what I've found I have believed to be authentic. I ran across this piece tonight and believe it is a 1906 Chekiang 2 cash, but all the other examples I've seen have a central circle on the side with the characters- but this one does not. Maybe I am identifying this coin wrong. Could anyone help or offer up an explaination?

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    I also have a bunch of holed cash I have not tried to ID yet, so maybe you fine folks could help me with that also, or at least tell me if any are better then the run of the mill super common ones, or worth individually selling.
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It looks like a Tai Ching Ti Kuo 2 cash coin but I can't find one that doesn't have a legend on the side of the dragon. Still looking
     
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  7. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    some of the holed coins are Korean mun
     
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  8. kazuma78

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    Which ones? Can you mark a pic? This certainly isn't my thing in terms of coin types.
     
  9. furryfrog02

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    I didn't get the pictures of the cash coins until just now.
    I think the ones on the top row with the "=" on the reverses are Korean 2 Mun. That being said, I don't have any and have only seen a few pictures so I could be off. Not sure what the other 2 larger coins are. Possibly Korean too?
    The others all look to be fairly common. Here are a couple of good sites that FFIVN and I use to ID cash coins:
    https://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/china/china8.htm#chien lung
    http://www.sportstune.com/chinese/coins/idpage.html
     
  10. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    The second and third row also contain some from Japan.
     
  11. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

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    make that C? a K
     
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  12. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    The C? is Korean 5 Mun. The reverse / obverse are switched compared to the others. Top photo shows the reverse, bottom the obverse.
     
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  13. kazuma78

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    Thank you! That helps me start to narrow some to see if I can get some dates identified or ranges at least.

    Thanks for pointing that out. To be honest, they all look similar enough to me I wasn't sure how to lay them out. I have about 2-3x more of these than just the ones in the photo, so getting some ideas and pointers are helpful.
     
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