Strange Chinese coin or Token

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Martin Wettmark, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Martin Wettmark

    Martin Wettmark New Member

    Hi folks! I found this item recently. It ,is a 5 wu Jiao brass coin which has , a similariy
    with a normal 5 jiao coin in design. But it has two obverses a bit offcent, strikes and weight is 4,2 gr diameter is 31 mm. So it is bigger than the normal brass 5 wu Jiao.
    Could it be some kind of Token? Or perhaps , a trial strike?
    Would be happy for any ideas or if someone has found something , similar.
    Best wishes from Sweden!
     

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  3. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CoinTalk, Martin. It doesn't look like a trial strike. Without knowing what the other side of the coin looks like, it seems the coin die just isn't aligned correctly.
     
  4. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Hello Martin & welcome to CoinTalk :). Your coin looks very interesting & poses a number of questions. Attached below is a link you may find helpful. It pictures a 5 jiao coin struck in the year 2000. Note the weight, thickness, diameter, & photo of the edge of the coin. Your coin is much larger, heavier, & the die work is different.

    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces1163.html

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    Later issues share the same dimensions as the link above. What does the edge of your example look like?
     
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