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« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2012, 02:33:43 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2012, 02:36:59 AM »
So I was told that the coin on the right was once a button and that it was common for the Chinese to make buttons out of there small silver coins.  Is this true.  I think if that is true that its just awesome I paid $1.00 for that coin and it might have more real history than any other coin in my collection.  Maybe Kondi or Dragondollar could confirm this.  It looks like Silver solder for sure. 

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Re: Post your newest older Chinese coin
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2012, 11:15:53 PM »
Dear Year of the Dog,

I have seen such of buttons or jewelry made with small coins. Chinese made jewerly with those small coins and also buttons and some coin shops or jewerly shops even made special buttons. I have some for sale.
Those photos are for reference.
Chinese also made a holes in silver coins and made it as a medalion and wear it, like my 50 cents Yunnan 1917 with hole. I used it now as a key decoration so it reminds me about my coin collection all the time :001_rolleyes:
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« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2012, 11:18:55 PM »
This is my key decontation :001_tt2:
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« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2012, 11:21:55 PM »
Mayve those pictures will be better...
I really love this coin :thumbup:, even it has a hole and can't be graded by any grading company.
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« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2012, 11:28:21 PM »
I used to sell to Panda Halves very beautiful and interested YSK silver button, much more beautiful than those 2 which I have above for sale.
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« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2012, 06:10:37 AM »
Haha, today I got lucky and found 2 fantasy coins I was looking for (XM195 & XM119) in the original set from the 1940s, with an old invoice from 1963 when the set was bought in a Shanghai antique store. It was bought for 15 yuan of the time! 15 old yuan would be worth about 200,000 current yuan.

Also, I got back my first batch of graded coin. Quite a fat stash!

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Re: Post your newest older Chinese coin
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2012, 07:49:29 AM »
Haha, today I got lucky and found 2 fantasy coins I was looking for (XM195 & XM119) in the original set from the 1940s, with an old invoice from 1963 when the set was bought in a Shanghai antique store. It was bought for 15 yuan of the time! 15 old yuan would be worth about 200,000 current yuan.

Also, I got back my first batch of graded coin. Quite a fat stash!

Nice! congrats.  Thanks for posting...It is a pleasure to see those pieces.

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« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2012, 07:46:50 PM »
I received this Annam 7 Tien with two dragons on it about a month or so ago.  I'm just now getting around to posting a photo.  It is in an oversized NGC holder.  If anyone is willing and able to translate the Chinese characters, I'd be appreciative.

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Here's a recent acquisition from 19th century Annam.  For those of you who know Chinese, I always like to know the translation of all of the characters.  Thanks.

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« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2012, 07:47:29 AM »
The characters on the reverse of your coin are : 嗣德通寶 (coin of the realm of emperor Tự Đức), then 兆民赖之, which is a part of a well known citation from the Shang Shu Jing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Documents), in the 呂刑 part: 一人有庆,兆民赖之,其宁惟永
The meaning of this sentence is that when the emperor is good, the people at large can share greater wealth and long lasting peace.
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Re: Post your newest older Chinese coin
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2012, 08:12:30 AM »
The characters on the reverse of your coin are : 嗣德通寶 (coin of the realm of emperor Tự Đức), then 兆民赖之, which is a part of a well known citation from the Shang Shu Jing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Documents), in the 呂刑 part: 一人有庆,兆民赖之,其宁惟永
The meaning of this sentence is that when the emperor is good, the people at large can share greater wealth and long lasting peace.


Thanks for the translation, Dragondollar.  Interesting.

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« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2012, 02:56:40 PM »
My new 老江南 (ornamented edge)... It has an interesting die crack and still a lot of mint luster. It will probably grade XF-45 due to the rim bumps.

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« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2012, 03:52:18 PM »
Nice, Dragondollar.  That is one I do not yet have.  What is approximate current market value of a coin of that type in that condition?

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Re: Post your newest older Chinese coin
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2012, 07:22:03 PM »
I got it in France in October for ¥8,000 RMB (1000€). Market value should be around ¥50,000 RMB. Is that a candidate for "Wow of the day"? ;)

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Re: Post your newest older Chinese coin
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2012, 09:46:17 PM »
Congratulations for the catch. :001_tt1:

Last week, I got a nice set of YSK from an retired collector at about USD 100 each. One of them is very intersting piece. I think it is Shandong variety.

If it is true, I would be quite lucky. KONDi and Dragondolar, what do you think?