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Fujian - 20 Cash - FAKE
Fujian - 20 Cash - FAKE

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Moneta



Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 1,928
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Emperor Wen Zong. OB: Xian feng Tong Bao (one dot 'Tong'). Rx: Boo fu (l,r) with w/ value 20 (t,b). Private issue? David Hartill "Qing Cash" (DHQ # 9.41 type 2, (S7); FD 2517; also David Hartill "Cast Chinese Cash (DHC# 22.781). ND (1851-61). 51 mm; 48.4 gm. VF+
· Date: January 6, 2006 · Views: 12,050 · Filesize: 30.3kb, 55.9kb · Dimensions: 700 x 361 ·
Keywords: Fujian cash china xian feng

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Chinacash

Registered: December 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 180
January 20, 2009 7:22am

I am a bit suspicious of this coin. It has nice calligraphy, but the Tong doen't look quite right to me. Also the size is wrong. This is a Type 2 (1853-55) and should be around 45mm diameter. I base my comments on Hartill's Cast Chinese Coins where it is listed as 22.781. I feel it is more likely to be a modern replica than a private issue.
Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 1,928
January 20, 2009 8:52pm

Comments by ChinaCash are very likely to be true. Other observations are that Type 1 (two dot 'tong') 20 Cash is about 50 mm in dia. & 'fu' on the rev. is closer in form to a Type 1.
davidhartill

Registered: January 2006
Posts: 1
March 7, 2009 1:22pm

This does not look at all right. Characters are too thin, wrong colour &c
Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 1,928
March 7, 2009 2:22pm

The evidence and expert analysis is in - this coin has been moved to the fake / counterfeit classification. Thanks for the knowledgeable input!


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