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1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:02:11 AM »
Please check this coin.. 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 .This collector has it for the last 17 years and sold it to me.
Weight is 9.5 g
Is it looking fake or real?


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Re: 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 02:03:31 PM »
If the coin weighs 9.5 gm, it is defintely a fake. The correct weight is 6.32 gm.

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=381.0

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=9628.msg56000#msg56000


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Re: 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 05:34:18 PM »
Hi poconopenn

In the forum it says correct weight is 9.32 gramm not 6.32  gram.
Also the other coin ranges are 9.29 and 9.63 while you have said both are  real.
Mine is 9.5 so in between. Please check my images and confirm if they look real to you as well.
Golden Lord has already confirmed it looks real but you made me nervous and I will not be able to sleep till you confirm it looks real. I scanned at 600 dpi at different degrees of rotation.Its costly coin
I will await your opinion poconopenn

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Re: 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 11:53:13 PM »
Sorry, my mistake. Weight of your coin is inside the accepted range. The pictures of your coin are not good enough to see the 3-dimensional details. I will still consider this coin is questionable, based on the rim (relief is not sharp and surface is lumpy) and the edge reedings in your pictures. I will take another look if you can provide better pictures.

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Re: 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 09:01:22 AM »
The coin was wrapped in polythene and stapled all around so I do not know if the rim and edge  damage was due to the pins. I bought the coin from a German collector who got it from China in 2001.
Were fakes available even then?
I have taken more image son my ricoh scanner 600 dpi.

Please let me know your opinion as its a costly coin .


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Re: 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 09:08:26 AM »
I added some more photos in my last post .Please see and tell them if the coin is  genunine. The photos are hi resolution

Pls find some photos taken by my camera in this post

I await your opinion if coin is original. The rim/edge may be damaged due to the staple pins around the coin

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Re: 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 04:55:53 PM »
Attached are pictures of genuine 1984 bank coin as well as enhanced and enlarged pictures of your coin. Clearly your coin was improperly cleaned and residue of cleaning fluid can be detected at the surface. The edge of outer rim is slightly round in many places and rim surface is lumpy. 1 in 1988 on reverse is weak vs. other numbers (988). Attached also picture of edge reedings, genuine (top) vs. yours.

IMO, the coin is questionable. If this is a genuine coin, it will be graded as XF details, which has a fair value about $75-85.

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Re: 1988 China 50th year PRC Bank 1 Yuan KM 182 Fake or real?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 11:33:47 AM »
Our good friends in Spain are starting to sell these type of coins too, not a good sign, sigh...