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7 Mace 2 Candareens - Guangxu Jiangnan [solved]

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silver_smith
Joined: 30-Mar-2014
Posts: 93
I've found this coin online, and I think I might make an offer on it.
Judging by the pictures, is there anyway to tell if it's a counterfeit?
The coin I am looking at, to the best I can figure is this one:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4100.html


PetrusAscanus
Joined: 22-Nov-2014
Posts: 4853
The details are very crude.
For me it looks rather fake/forgery/copy/replica, but I can be wrong...
This is mine:

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silver_smith
Joined: 30-Mar-2014
Posts: 93
I had the seller weigh it and check it with a magnet. They said "It is not magnetic and weighs 26.85 grams on my scale"
With all that, is it still likely fake? Or if it's real, what might it's value be?
PetrusAscanus
Joined: 22-Nov-2014
Posts: 4853
Mine is not magnetic either.
http://www.silvercoins.com/fake-silver-coins-14-ways-to-spot-counterfeits/
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
Non est totum quod splendet ut aurum
Rijkdom bestaat niet uit het hebben van veel bezittingen, maar in het hebben van weinig behoeften
sc.rednek
Joined: 11-Nov-2017
Posts: 551
It is absolutely a fake. It says Kiang Nan Province on the English side, but the Chinese side says Hu-Peh Province (I can't read Chinese, but the characters on the top rim are the province name, so it's just a matching game with the catalog here). From what I've seen, lots and lots of fakes have the mis-matched names, probably to avoid some counterfeiting law.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15997.html
PetrusAscanus
Joined: 22-Nov-2014
Posts: 4853
Quote: "sc.rednek"​It is absolutely a fake. It says Kiang Nan Province on the English side, but the Chinese side says Hu-Peh Province (I can't read Chinese, but the characters on the top rim are the province name, so it's just a matching game with the catalog here). From what I've seen, lots and lots of fakes have the mis-matched names, probably to avoid some counterfeiting law.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15997.html
​indeed
Non est totum quod splendet ut aurum
Rijkdom bestaat niet uit het hebben van veel bezittingen, maar in het hebben van weinig behoeften
CassTaylor
Joined: 30-May-2014
Posts: 7384
Quote: "sc.rednek"​It is absolutely a fake. It says Kiang Nan Province on the English side, but the Chinese side says Hu-Peh Province (I can't read Chinese, but the characters on the top rim are the province name, so it's just a matching game with the catalog here). From what I've seen, lots and lots of fakes have the mis-matched names, probably to avoid some counterfeiting law.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15997.html
​100% correct!

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silver_smith
Joined: 30-Mar-2014
Posts: 93
Thank you everyone, I decided to pass on purchasing that coin and I informed the seller that it is a fake, hopefully they don't try to sell it as genuine.
Status changed to Solved (silver_smith, 15-Jan-2019, 04:05AM)

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