🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Chinese Old Coins Identification set

Dirty Digger Doug

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Jul 17, 2020
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I hope these pictures of a set of old Chinese coins will help you identify the Chinese coins you find. This set was purchased at a garage sale. I am assuming old the coins are in their original spots. The first picture is the front of the coin and the second picture is the back. Click on the picture and enlarge it and you can see the details better. Good luck hunting.


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Yang Hao

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Feb 23, 2015
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Thanks for the post. The Romanization in your photos are in Wade-Giles (Wade-Giles should be put to pasture and not used again. It's a very incorrect phonetic Chinese pronunciation system). Pinyin is more widely used since the early 2000s. For example, a common found coin in North America is the 1736-1796 Qián lóng... not Chien-lung (there is not CHEEin or LUNG pronunciation in Mandarin chinese). Looking at the Britannica site below there is a move to get rid of the Wade-Giles Romanization system. Pinyin is a much clearer system. (plus Wade-Giles does not show tones. Qián lóng)

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I keep looking for a set like that, doubt I'll find it at a garage sale, I'll try the inter-net again at some time, they would be really nice to have for a reference as to the dates.
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