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Offline Jthayer

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Anhwei coin, Fake or real? Need help to identify
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:35:26 PM »
I was given a "lucky" coin years ago. Going through boxes I came across it again. I decided to look it up, as it seemed heavier than I recalled and wanted to put it somewhere safe if it is a real silver coin. It weighs the proper amount but I can't seem to find any local dealers familiar with ancient Chinese coins. Id love some input on if this is just a lucky coin or perhaps more valuable. Thank you for any advice!

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Re: Anhwei coin, Fake or real? Need help to identify
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 04:11:55 PM »
1897 Anhwei 7 Mace & 2 Candareen Replica Anhwei Tai-Ching Silver Coin (ASTC)

Authentic 1897 Anhwei dollar (Y45.2, L&M 204) coins are extremely rare. This thread mentions the infrequent appearance of authentic specimens in typical Chinese dealer circles:
http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=4799.msg27655#msg27655

Enjoy it for the artistry, regardless of actual market value, say bullion price plus $5 US. But it remains a lucky coin - if only good fortune were attainable by holding onto inanimate objects.
http://www.pcgs.com/prices/valueview/150579?cid=4593