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Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Silver Coin
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:05:41 PM »
Hi, I was wondering whether my Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Silver Coin is genuine. Attached are pictures of the coin. I obtained it in Hong Kong.

The coin is non-magnetic, and made a ringing bell-like sound when tapped on with another metal. It is 39mm in diameter and approximately 2.3mm-2.5mm in thickness.

Thanks for any assistance provided.

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Re: Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Silver Coin
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 08:53:39 PM »
Sorry, I meant approximately 3mm in diameter.

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Re: Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo Silver Coin
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 09:39:19 PM »
It is tael denomination matching this 1906 coin K-934, LM-16 http://www.pcgs.com/prices/valueview/504112?cid=4654

It should weigh appropriately 35 to 38g. The softly rounded coin edge looks convincing but authentic tael diameters range about 40 to 41mm with a thickness around 3mm.
https://beldeu.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/weights-of-chinese-silver-dollars-and-taels/

The coin is rare which would suggest looking at the surfaces for pimples and other reproduction flaws that deviate from a genuine tael coin.