Hello everyone. I hope you all had an awesome Holiday(s). A few days ago I was at my mom's house, and she had some of her antique's and jewelry on her table to take to her store. There was a coin on the table, in a flap, so I picked it up and was like "hey, what the heck is that...why are you selling a coin?" and she was like "well....I don't think it is worth anything your Papa had that for like 6o years..." so I was like "Ok...let me research it and see what the deal is" and that is where I stand. Here is what I do know. 1. This appears to be an early Republic of China 1916-1917 Tang Jiyao silver commemorative. 2. It is from the Yunnan province. 3. They seem to be well desired, especially hot in the Chinese market. 4. I found a few of these (sold) at a Beijing China auction house for $2-$5K ranging from AU to MS63 (NGC graded). Okay. So I've also found one counterfeit copy on feebay for like $40...which you can tell is an obvious copy (from the fake dirt) to the seller calling it a copy. This coin has been in the family for decades. Lostdutchman...if you are reading this I called you today to maybe stop by your store to get your thougts on submission. Perhaps you could look at the scans and tell me what you (all) think. I would be happiest camper. So here it is. So any thoughts on grade, year?, anything about this coin would rock. I know who Tang Jiyao is...and he has a super cool history. He made this coin after he rebelled...also was involved (his brother) in opium smuggling. Drugs are bad....mmm K...but sordid Chinese Warlord Generals that make coins are sweet. Thanks!