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Oriental Coin

#1 Unread post by AsperCha123 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:21 am

So im not sure what i have here, dont even know if its a coin or just a medallion. Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thank.
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Re: Oriental Coin

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 am

This may be an imitation Cash coin.
Y'ung Cheng T'ung Pao 1723-1735AD

Cheng should appear on the bottom of the coin, instead of the top.
The symbols on the right and left are: T'ung Pao. These symbols are found on Chinese coins from the Ch'ing dynasty and are common.
The symbol on bottom, I do not recognize.
There should be two symbols on the reverse that designate the mint where this was made.

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Re: Oriental Coin

#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:55 am

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Re: Oriental Coin

#4 Unread post by mhonzell » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:48 am

I didn't quit searching. I think I found it.

Zheng-te Tung Pao, or Zheng-de Tong Bao (正德通寶) [Top, Bottom, Right, Left]
Te being that bottom symbol.
Kind of sketchy on the info, but from 1506-1521AD.

Yours would be a replica as it should be brass.
The other side should have a dragon and phoenix.
Another version of the obverse has a decorative wide rim with one symbol on the reverse: Wen
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Re: Oriental Coin

#5 Unread post by unntofas » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:04 am

This review is the best.

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Re: Oriental Coin

#6 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:56 am

unntofas wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:04 am
This review is the best.
Couldn't have said it any better. Mark is tenacious when there is a riddle needing an answer.

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Re: Oriental Coin

#7 Unread post by Coinmaster56 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:48 am

mhonzell wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:45 am
This may be an imitation Cash coin.
Y'ung Cheng T'ung Pao 1723-1735AD

Cheng should appear on the bottom of the coin, instead of the top.
The symbols on the right and left are: T'ung Pao. https://www.zetaclearcenter.com/ These symbols are found on Chinese coins from the Ch'ing dynasty and are common.
The symbol on bottom, I do not recognize.
There should be two symbols on the reverse that designate the mint where this was made.
Agree with mhonzell. It looks to be a coin from the first half of the 18th Century Imperial China.

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Re: Oriental Coin

#8 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 am

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#9 Unread post by Daniel » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:36 pm

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