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Main => Identification Help => Topic started by: ManOnTheRoad on June 25, 2018, 10:21:42 AM

Title: huge Chinese cash coin to identify, maybe a vault protector coin?
Post by: ManOnTheRoad on June 25, 2018, 10:21:42 AM
Dear all,

I hope someone in this esteemed community can help me to identify this beautiful but odd coin:
https://www.katzauction.com/lots/view/1-13B5W2/china-very-large-copper-coin-ming-dynasty-emperor-wu-zong-1506-1521

It seems like a later date large re-cast of a Wu Zhu type coin to me from all I could find online thus far. But there's also a slim chance it is an ancient 'vault protector coin' (zhen ku qian 镇库钱) (see more info here: http://primaltrek.com/blog/2015/06/10/vault-protector-coins/)?

My curiosity is peaked and I need your help! :)
 N39