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Offline Little Finger

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Kwangsi 20c Year 13, Authentic ?
« on: October 12, 2015, 11:06:11 AM »
A lower value coin, should be real right ? Not worth faking right ? But you never know, any opinions ?

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Re: Kwangsi 20c Year 13, Authentic ?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 08:20:19 PM »
It matches what one would expect for a Kwangsi / Guangxi 20 cent, Y-415a, piece. Please check other dimensions to help determine authenticity: Wt: 5.30g, 23.9mm diameter and 1.5mm rim thickness.

There is a Y-415a.1 that is a rarer variety with a  "Kuei" Character in center instead of dot.

Contemporaneous Kwangtung 20 cent pieces are less valuable to collectors than the 1924 Kwangsi provincial issued coins. This NGC web page for notes that Anhwei province secretly made Kwangtung 20 cent pieces that were only 0.400 fine silver content. http://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/china-kwangtung-province-20-cents-y-423-1-cuid-41970-duid-120937

A lower value coin, should be real right ? Not worth faking right ? But you never know, any opinions ?
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Re: Kwangsi 20c Year 13, Authentic ?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 09:16:24 PM »
IMO, this is an altered coin from 1923 which is the cheapest and with dot in the center. Picture of 1924 with "kwei" in the center is attached for comparison. I do not have picture of 1923.

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Re: Kwangsi 20c Year 13, Authentic ?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 10:37:23 PM »
Picture of 1924 Kwangsi 20 C with dot in the center of obs.