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Offline Benja52k

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Is this a 寬永通寶 Kuan Yong Tong bao?
« on: December 11, 2016, 12:12:00 PM »
Hello forum members,

I found this coin in Taoyuan Taiwan while metal detecting today.

I believe it is a 寬永通寶 Kuan Yong Tong bao?

I have read conflicting information about the place of mintage? Japan? Or China? It looks like a Chinese cash coin but some pages say it is Japanese.

How old could this coin be?

(I did not clean it because I was afraid to damage it)

Thanks!



Thanks in advance for any help!

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Re: Is this a 寬永通寶 Kuan Yong Tong bao?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 02:01:12 PM »
It is Japanese cash coin circulated in China as suggested by Arthur Braddan Coole in his book.

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Re: Is this a 寬永通寶 Kuan Yong Tong bao?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 12:14:39 AM »
Thank you for taking the time to look.

I noticed the characters on the coin in the book page you sent look finer, the characters on my coin look wider. What could that indicate?