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QIAN LONG TONG BAO 10 CASH
QIAN LONG TONG BAO 10 CASH

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Chinacash



Registered: December 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 180
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Emperor Gao Zong (1736-95)
Qian Long Tong Bao 10 cash Palace Coin.
Rev Boo Ciowan (Board of Revenue, Beijing)
Jen 713
Diam41.5-42.2mm, 30.3g


These coins were supposedly issued on the Emperor's birthday to officials of the court. They were not intended for circulation. The coin is not listed in Hartill, and expert advice I have received indicates that this is a fairly recent fake, even though it matches Jen's listing in all respects. Jen is said to have listed several fakes in his book.


One giveaway is that a coin of this period would normally have diagonal file marks, whereas this has concentric finishing marks (very faint).


Still, it's an impressive piece.
· Date: December 27, 2008 · Views: 11,362 · Filesize: 23.2kb, 62.5kb · Dimensions: 685 x 366 ·
Keywords: Qian Long, palace coin, fake

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Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 2,365
December 27, 2008 9:04pm

Very imposing piece - I love broad rims. Like many of my Qing large cash, variances can usually be explained by 'private' issues of the day. Not likely for a birthday coin though. I keep wondering where you go to get the intuitive knowledge that the 'feeling' of the fabric is not right.
Chinacash

Registered: December 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 180
December 27, 2008 11:48pm

This piece "feels" right to me, but on the information given to me by Robert Kokotailo from Calgary Coins I have to accept that it's not. Sad, as I paid quite a lot for it.


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