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I have had this coin for a while now and can't seem to find out much about it. I think it is from 1875-1908 but I don't know what type it is or the value. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your time. http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=950383

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Hi Nick,

 

It's a Kwangtung province issue machine-struck 1 cash coin.

 

1875-1908 are the years of Emperor Kuang Hsu (wade-giles transliteration).

 

This type is from the 1890s, and the mintage is in the billions. It is by far the most common 19th century Chinese coin.

There are two sub-varieties, with slightly different weights (there was a weight reduction from 7 qian to 6 qian about 1895).

Krause cat. is <$1.

 

Kwangtung province was the first province in China to switch to using machines for striking coins, in 1889.

 

If you want more info, lmk.

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