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CHENGDE, ZHILI 5 CASH
CHENGDE, ZHILI 5 CASH

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Chinacash



Registered: December 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 180
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Emperor Wen Zong (1851-61)
Xian Feng Tong Bao 5 cash (Brass)
Rev: Boo De (Chengde, Zhili), Dang Wu (value 5)
Diam 27.9mm, 7.9g


Hartill lists an iron 5-cash Boo De - H22.1059, cast 1855, but nowhere can I find reference to a brass coin. Calligraphy looks correct,and size & weight are ball-park.


Has anyone come across a similar coin or must I write this off as a fake?
· Date: December 27, 2008 · Views: 7,018 · Filesize: 26.2kb, 70.1kb · Dimensions: 712 x 366 ·
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Chinacash

Registered: December 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 180
February 5, 2009 7:40pm

Comment received on Coin Talk (a good forum) lead me to the inevitable conclusion that this is a fake.
Chinacash

Registered: December 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 180
April 9, 2009 8:13am

I have just got a copy of Krause Standard catalogue of World Coins, in which this coin is listed as C# 6.2.


Maybe it should be shifted to the Qing section?
Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 1,645
April 10, 2009 12:57am

Ah yes, that dilemna. It has that 'fabric' of a private issue (too pretty with heavier lines). Does that make it a contemporary counterfeit? I believe Hartill just calls them "unofficial".


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