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Offline Geison

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Possible Vietnam coin, ID please;
« on: June 10, 2016, 12:08:46 PM »
Hello numismatic experts,

I am trying to ID the attached coin but I am unable, I've posted already in other forums around the world with no help.

I bought this coin labeled as "old vietnamese coin" but it seems there are no info anywhere.

Maybe anyone could share some light? Any insight, comment or message will be very appreciable.

Thank you a lot!  :001_smile:

Offline TomG

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Viet Nam was known as Annam

From characters I could match at art-hanoi.com http://art-hanoi.com/toda/online.html the obverse reads:
 Gia  (top) –  Long (bottom) -   Thong? (right)    -    Bao (Left)  

The bottom stroke in Thong doesn't exactly match and perhaps it could be Hung?

The coin would date to 1802-1820 during the Nguyen Dynasty.

I cannot match the top and bottom characters on the reverse but the right and left characters are recognizable:
 unknown  (top) –  unknown (bottom) -   Tap (right)    -    Van (Left)

Here is an example obverse for comparison

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Re: Possible Vietnam coin, ID please;
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016, 12:00:06 AM »
The piece is a copy probably dating from the 1960's and sold to American military during the conflict. The calligraphy is garbled.

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Re: Possible Vietnam coin, ID please;
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 11:50:21 AM »
The piece is a copy probably dating from the 1960's and sold to American military during the conflict. The calligraphy is garbled.

Thank you very much, it does make sense!