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Offline simone1978

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original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:52:36 AM »
hello everyone my name is Simone I'm Italian I found this site very interesting and I would suggest that the Chinese currency long ago that I inherited from my grandfather.
 Do not know the value to be attached so that it is silver and I would like to know from you whether it is original and if it has an interest in numismatics. regards Simon


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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:37:22 PM »
Your coin does not look bad. You may want to post pictures of the edge though, for confirmation purpose. I'd grade this coin as XF... If genuine, this coin should be worth around $800-1000 USD.

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 03:55:39 AM »
Thanks for the response I attach image as requested Regards Simon

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 06:20:42 AM »
The coin looks OK but seems very reflective, even on the edge. Was it dipped/polished or something? That would decrease its value. Anyway, I am glad to see that you manipulate it with gloves.

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 07:14:07 AM »
Thank you for your advice does not think it was being manipulated always been in the bank thanks :thumbup:

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 02:53:40 AM »
Mint plant Guangxu bullions storehouse even seven money two cent, the diameter of 39.5mm, weight 26.5G

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 12:52:05 PM »
IMO, this is a high quality reproduction. The uneven and bulged surfaces around the edge of lines are typical for this type of reproduction. The coin in this condition should have smooth wore edge on all lines. There is no design difference in high quality fake, but many subtle morphologic difference in surface, as shown in the marked pictures. As suggested by dragondollar, this coin was polished by counterfeiter to remove most uneven surfaces, including the edge of reedings.

The following link gives many examples of high quality fake Imperial and Republic coins.

http://club.icoin.cn/bbs/read.aspx?id=248768

The same fake coin with the identical scratches, dents and marks as marked in the pictures were spotted in many online auctions inside China.    

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 03:25:43 PM »
Enlarged pictures are posted to show the problem of this coin. Hopefully, this will help collectors of Imperial and Republic coin in spotting those high quality counterfeit. Counterfeiter can make copy of correct design, but not the surface pattern of natural wear.

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2012, 06:42:48 PM »
Thanks poconopenn, you have sharp eyes :) As a rule of thumb, it is better to stay away from questionnable coins, like polished/tooled/artificially toned coins.

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2014, 08:57:38 AM »
These are my two silver coins, one being a tai ching ti kuo silver coin.

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 03:37:16 PM »
OK...Same story. Kind of.

My coin was found in a restaurant register among other coins. This makes me very suspicious. Please, tell me what you think...Real or not?

For the record....I call it counterfeit..

Thank you all for your time.

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 03:41:49 PM »
Sorry, here is a better shot of the edge.

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 11:20:15 PM »
OK...Same story. Kind of.

My coin was found in a restaurant register among other coins. This makes me very suspicious. Please, tell me what you think...Real or not?

For the record....I call it counterfeit..

Thank you all for your time.

Welcome to the forum.

Yes, it is a low quality reproduction.



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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2015, 05:13:27 PM »
Yes I saw that it has gyorgi which is very expensive!

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2015, 05:15:04 PM »
 ;) I have one 1927 memento dollar that Is quite in a good condition. Is it genuine?

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Re: original or fake? silver coin Tai - Ching-ti -kuo
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2016, 02:01:53 PM »
Simply fake coin, one eyesight judgement from rim, should not be confused