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Offline Little Finger

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Opinions and identification much appreciated.
« on: July 24, 2015, 12:10:32 PM »
What coin is this ?

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Re: Opine and ID...Dowager Empress CiXi 70th Birthday
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 01:56:05 PM »
This coin commemorates the seventieth birthday of Dowager Empress CiXi, the actual power literally behind two emperors' thrones. Genuine coins, of which ten are known to exist, were minted in 1905 Kwang-tung.

Gary Ashkenazy details its history here:
http://primaltrek.com/blog/2011/08/10/empress-dowager-cixi-commemorative-coin/

40.3mm diameter; 37.4 g weight