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Antique Coins by the-sashimi-frog Antique Coins by the-sashimi-frog
Antique Chinese coins that a vendor had available for sale. (Is that legal?)
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AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013

These are so cool!  It's amazing how affordable some of these are, even if they date back a thousand years or so!


There is one annual coin show I like to attend, and one vendor has these.  I have to bring a binder with what I've already got, just to make sure I don't pick up duplicates.


Then, there's the matter of finding ones from other countries that made them like this.  Japan, Korea, Vietnam...Unless you have references, it's easy to get confused.

justdeva Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
some antique Chinese coins are very valuable. most real coins on the market were imported many years ago. modern counterfeits are very common.........
LimeRed-blessthefall Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes it was legal the coins yousee are from a very old dynasty, that had their currency stolen and recenty found by archeologists, those coins are pretty much worth nothing, because there is soooo many of them that were burried.
the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That figures.
Starfish2o Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lol cool coins! The look old! I have two that look similliar. But I don't know if there the same. Lol luckily there in better condition then the ones in the picture. Btw why is there a string in the coins? I saw on Mulan that chinese people keep there money on strings so i'm just guessing thats why they are there.
Hideinthedirt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Ther on a string as a sort of wallet that's why the squares there and so the would notice if it was stolen
Starfish2o Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh ok, that makes sense! Thanks :)
the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The Chinese people did keep their money on a string to carry, which is why the string is there. I also have a set of coins that I bought at the airport before leaving Xian--of course, those were polished and nicely framed.
Starfish2o Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ok I thought so! Lol and I didn't know you could buy coins at an airport! and I also thought polishing coins were bad? Idk but it said in books if you polish or clean coins that it takes away the natural color making it's value go down. Sadly I dd that with all of my coins lol
the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I read that as well, which was why I left the coins in their "natural" state. The ones i got at the airport were a decent quality as well, framed and matted within a keepsake box listing the age of the coin and the time it was in use.
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