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Dubious or False Coins VIII

During my collecting in the passing 16 years, I have collected many dubious or false coins. Most of them were collected long time ago, but some of them are collected within the recent years. I really don't like being deceived. I think it is nothing to be ashamed of making such kind of mistake, sometimes even the advanced collectors would be deceived.

It seems my own affairs, but it may be your business later. I would like to discuss with you some of the amazing lore surrounding the Chinese coinage forgeries. If you have never collected fake coins, you are really lucky. On the other hand, if you want to share your knowledge and your enthusiasm in the coin collecting, you are welcome to express them in this page. I would like to learn something from you.




This dragon coin (pic) of mine is a fake one or not?


This counterfeit coin was unluckily purchased by Mr. Mizi .
He wrote to me an email on 24th Mar 2016. The email is self-explanatory.



Dear Sir,

Hi! I just want to know if you can tell me that a dragon coin (pic) of mine is a fake one or not?

There are a lot of websites with info about 29th Year Of Kuang Hsu silver coin but i can't find any info about the copper/brass coin like the one i own.

Thanks for your attention.









By courtesy of Mr. Mizi


It seems that Mr. Mizi's coin is a proof struck on copper planchet, and it should be only very few escaped from the mint unnoticed. I identify the picture of the copper coin, and find that the Manchurian scripts in the centre are different from my silver coin on the obverse. On the reverse alphabets of the mint's name are much larger that the silver coin too. I think this copper proof struck is a fake.

ykl



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Any additional comment would be much appreciated, you can send it to Y K Leung.








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