Silver Chinese coin
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Chinese coin.
I got these coins in a gift shop in San Francisco's Chinatown district. I don't know if they are genuine Chinese coins, or if they are genuine silver, but at least they didn't cost less than their melt value, which is usually a pretty good sign of a fake silver coin! I'll test them by XRF when I get a chance. I have to say I'm not entirely clear why a Chinese coin would have English writing on it, but they are quite pretty.
Source: Gift Shop in Chinatown
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 24 June, 2003
Text Updated: 29 January, 2009
Price: $6
Size: 1"
Purity: >95%
Sample Group: Coins