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Author Topic: Chinese Silver Dollar??  (Read 6807 times)
lucasoil
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« on: May 25, 2011, 04:08:50 AM »

Ive been looking all over for this coin on the internet. I think its a chinese silver dollar but dont know what the symbol on the right is or what it means. Can anyone help me? Also, what it may be worth?

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 08:37:22 AM »

lucasoil, without seeing the reverse of the coin I can't tell you the denomination, but it is meant to be a Chinese silver coin of president Yuan Shih Kai.  THey were issued for denominations of 20 and 50 cents, and 1 dollar.  The dollar is 39mm diameter.  The date on the coin is year three, or 1914 AD.  The mark to the right is the sort that was placed on the coins later after China's politics changed significantly.  It reads 'Soviet'.

A coin of Yuan Shih Kai with this mark is very rare and it is likely that yours is a fake.  I would have it looked at by a coin dealer.  You might also try holding a magnet to it.  If it sticks, its a fake.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 09:58:13 AM »

Thanks for the quick response. Im glad to finally find out what this coin finally is. I did put a magnet on it and it did not stick, so hopefully this is a lucky find for me!

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Luke
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 09:59:03 AM »

Yeah, I have a fake one of those myself. My mom got it for a dollar at a county fair or something like that.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 04:19:21 PM »

just got it weighed today at 25.2 grams. Does anyone know if that is the correct weight?
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 05:39:18 PM »

A U.S. Trade Dollar at 38.1mm weight 27.22 grams                U.S. Morgan  and Peace dollars at 38.1mm weight 26.73 grams.  So they are smaller yet are heaver. And of course the biggest thing is acanthites opinion, I would give this the most weight. He defiantly knows his coins.  Grin   
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 08:55:19 PM »

just got it weighed today at 25.2 grams. Does anyone know if that is the correct weight?

No, it should be 26.4g.  One set of varieties that year is 26.9g.  So your weight is a fair bit under acceptable margin of error.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 03:30:53 AM »

Good to know more about it. Thanks!
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