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Finally found this last Chinese coin!!! (Yunnan-Sichuan)


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Won this in an auction:

 

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Just what is this coin?

 

There is a period of time (1906-1909) when a single character is used to denote the origin of where the coin is struck or intented to circulate. While most of the coins were easy to find, some were a bit tougher for instance these:

 

Jilin (Kirin)

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Qingjiang (Tsingkiang)

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Jiangxi (Kiangsi)

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Yunnan

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The rest of my Chinese coins can be seen here: http://www.gxseries.com/numis/china/china_province.htm

 

So why is the first coin rare? It's just a difference of one character. This coin is actually struck or circulated in the Yunnan-Szechuan Province. Note, this is very unusual because while Yunnan and Szechuan were seperate provinces, this denotes BOTH provinces.

 

This coin alone is worth more than the rest of the single character copper coins put together - it's that scarce.

 

Maybe you might be able to find a similar one in your dealer's junk coin box?

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