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Offline JeFFxD

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Fake or real?
« on: August 04, 2016, 12:20:40 PM »
Hello Guys, I need your help to check of the old chinese coin that I have is genuine or fake. I received this coin from my late chinese grandfather. Thanks a lot








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Re: Fake or real?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 12:46:34 PM »
sir..i can not open the images!  jpeg,s are the norm!  pete

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Re: Fake or real?
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Re: Fake or real?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 08:39:24 AM »
sir.....great, I can see your coins..now!

........ but I am not qualified to tell if... fake or not!?
please ask ...poconopen..he's one of the best!  you can..... pm.... him!!

good..luck   pete

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Re: Fake or real? Fake Y-73.x, Y-14, Cixi...Maybe authentic Y-329.6
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 01:48:11 PM »
Hello beethovenooie,

Pictures 1, 3  and 4 are slightly out-of-focus. Pictured coins for evaluation normally are submitted with both coin faces, i.e. obverse and reverse.  I'm no expert either. Coins 1, 2, and 3 are suspect because:
coins 1 1908 Chihli dollar Y-73.x https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/china-chihli-province-dollar-y-732-331907-341908-cuid-43735-cuid-43735-duid-125180 and 2 1908 Empire dollar Y-14 https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/china-empire-dollar-y-14-(1908)-cuid-42469-duid-122036 have uneven toning and lighter central highlights seen with artificially aged replicas. Their dull grey color may be caused by an oxidized copper-nickel composition instead of the typical silver sulfates;
coin 3 is likely a replica of an extremely rare coin discussed on a related thread http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=11538.0. It also has a dull grey seen with copper-nickel replicas. Highlights are again visible on the central design details, i.e. the "So" character and dragons.

Coin 4 is a 1919 Yuan Shi-Kai Y-329.6 might be authentic. It's weight should be around 26.7g.
http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces3849.html
http://www.pcgs.com/prices/valueview/116553?cid=4207
http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=4316.0