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Main => Identification Help => Topic started by: Dynoman on January 21, 2016, 11:25:22 PM

Title: Please help identify $1 size coin
Post by: Dynoman on January 21, 2016, 11:25:22 PM
Hello, I need help to identify this coin it's 39.5mm dia & weighs 26.7grams.  Tests for around 90% silver. Thanks

Sorry about the image size as I haven't worked out how to post thumbs yet  N12

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Title: Re: Please help identify $1 size coin
Post by: pitcoinchaser on January 25, 2016, 12:48:09 PM
It does have these fantasy coin types including 5 mace and 1 tael. One of an old fantasy of 5 mace is attached (Ex: Ching Family Collection). But unfortunately, yours are modern reproduction. Be ware of that for fantasy, we don't always say counterfeit or genuine, but say whether it is old fantasy (老臆造) or modern reproduction (新仿). Although old fantasy are treated as counterfeit several decades ago, since they are produced by some famous coin dealer at that time, and some are very delicate, nowadays, they also have high values in the market. That's why counterfeiter like to try to reproduce them to make profile.  
Title: Re: Please help identify $1 size coin
Post by: Dynoman on January 25, 2016, 08:29:28 PM
Thank you so much for that. You can clearly see the difference in the two coins. The modern counterfeiter certainly went to a great deal of effort to produce something with such detail.