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I have been a dealer specializing in Asian coins since 1966, but have not sold any modern China coins since 1999. Most of the coins below are from the collections of Daniel Ching (DC), Joe DeMarco (DM), and R.B. White (BW). Both had thousands of low to medium-value coins purchased from US sources during the 1970s to early 1990s. This is only a part of my stock. High value coins I sell at auction. Coins in the $2-$50 range are HERE . The coin you see in the scan / photo is the one you will get (unless noted "SAMPLES"). If you got an email with link to this page, then you will get another when new items are added or discounts offered. I am glad to deal with collectors from all countries, but I do not read or speak Chinese.

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Everything should be in stock but occasionally I forget to remove a sold coin. You pay only the true USPS postal rates, no extra handling charges. I take most forms of payment including Visa / MC and [Paypal add 1% USA 2% Non-USA]. To order, tell me PROVINCE, Y#, and PRICE, OR copy and paste the entire line for each item into an email. Please erase the unwanted part if more than one coin is offered in a line. I will send an invoice same or next business day. No reply? Try THIS. Or see ORDERING INFO for more details. Order by phone: 425-369-1725 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM USA Pacific. All coins are guaranteed genuine and can be returned at any time if proven otherwise. (details . . .). Please return unwanted coins in one week, or let me know if you need more time for study. No discount now, even for large orders, but later I will discount unsold items.

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Click on the PHOTO thumbnail to see the coin. (more . . .). Y# is similar to those shown in Standard Catalog of World Coins (KM) but I have made changes for varieties they do not show. (more references). I try to catalog accurately by KM but my DESCRIPTIONs may mention different or additional details than that work. (more on varieties . . .). GRADE shown is my own. Compare some photos to my assigned grades to see if you agree with my standards. 99% of my coins are "raw" - no slabs. (more . . .). The PROVENANCE () column shows the collection source for the coin. (more . . .).

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清代中央發行(機制幣) EMPIRE: GENERAL 清代中央发行(机制币)
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4.1   10 Cash, ND (1903-05), Kuang-hsu, Hu Poo, Dragon, Variety: Rev. Small English legends, dot rosettes.     CCC591, ZL3 W439 AU 5% luster, edge nick    $35.00 DC
5.0   20 Cash, ND (1903,17), Kuang-hsu, Hu Poo, Dragon, Variety: Horns short & indistinct; No center rosette, horizontals not touching sides in 貝 radical of 寳.     CCC592, ZL8 UC 5% luster, weak edges    $165.00 DC
5.0   20 Cash, ND (1903,17), Kuang-hsu, Hu Poo, Dragon, Variety: Horns short & indistinct; No center rosette, horizontals not touching sides in 貝 radical of 寳.     CCC592, ZL8 AU, weak    $30.00 DC
5.0   20 Cash, ND (1903,17), Kuang-hsu, Hu Poo, Dragon, Variety: Horns short & indistinct; No center rosette, horizontals not touching sides in 貝 radical of 寳.     CCC592, ZL8 EF+-AU, well struck    $55.00 DC
8   2 Cash, CD 1905, Tai-Ch'ing T'ung-pi, Dragon, Date in top line.     CCC596, ZL11, D1570 VF/+ weak    $32.50 DM
10.6   10 Cash, CD 1907, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Long-jawed dragon; details of clouds, waves, etc. differ from usual type; No dot after COIN; Obv. Larger chars. Style of CCC611. From another mint than Tientsin, or just a contemporary fake?     W-nl, D-nl, ZENO#156965 AEF    $75.00 DC
11.3   20 Cash, CD 1907, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon; date & stops at sides; Variety: Bronze; thick flan. Scarcer variety.     CCC613v AEF    $95.00 DC
11.3   20 Cash, CD 1907, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon; date & stops at sides; Variety: Bronze; thick flan. Scarcer variety.     CCC613v F/AEF, scs obv, cleaned    $25.00 Vy
21.0   20 Cash, CD 1909, Hsuan-t'ung, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Six waves below dragon; Dot after KUO. (commonest variety)     CCC620, ZL63 UC 5% luster    $225.00 DC
21.5   20 Cash, CD 1909, Hsuan-t'ung, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Five waves below dragon; Fewer & larger beads in inner circles. (common variety)     CCC625, ZL64 AU brown    $125.00 DC
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民國發行 REPUBLIC: GENERAL 民国发行
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Vertical greenish streaks on images are a scanner artifact, not on the coin.
Vertical greenish streaks on images are a scanner artifact, not on the coin.
306.4b   10 Cash, ND, Flags, Elongated floral rosettes, Chrysanthemum, new legend, R: Rice & straw bouquet w. Ribbon, Variety: R: Six extra straws. (Scarcer type) (Changsha, Hunan Mint)     KMY306.4, CCC171v, W1020, ZL-HUN69, Z306.4 VF    $65.00 BW
Vertical greenish streaks on images are a scanner artifact, not on the coin.
347   1 Fen (Cent), Yr. 28 (1939), 年八十二國民華中 above Sun; R: 分 壹 (one fen), Square-foot late spade Qi Bei; Variety: #1 as shown in Zachary p.66, possibly a worn or retouched die.     ZL78v, Z347v1 AU brown    $35.00 DC
354   2 Hsien (=20 Cash), Yr.28 (1939), Sun; R: 仙 貳 (two hsien), Square-foot late spade Qi Bei; brass. (Mint uncertain, possibly Yunnan)     CCC584, ZL-YN19 EF+    $60.00 DM
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中華人民共和國 PEOPLES REPUBLIC 中華蘇維埃共和國
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The 1 Yuan coins of the 1980-90s we imported in quantity and picked the best ones for retail stock. Very little bagging, but a few have tone or fingerprints.
111   Yuan, 1985, cu-ni, Xinjiang Region commem.     KMY#110 UC    $27.50 S
130   Yuan, 1987, cu-ni, Year of Peace commem.     Y151 SAMPLES UC    $6.00 J
264   Yuan, 1990, cu-ni, 11th Asian Games, archer.     Y265 SAMPLES UC    $5.00 S
266   Yuan, 1990, cu-ni, 11th Asian Games, sword dancer.     Y264 SAMPLES UC    $5.00 S
344   Yuan, 1991, cu-ni, Womens Wold Football Cup.     Y316 SAMPLES UC    $3.50 S
390   Yuan, 1992, cu-ni, 10th An. Constitution.     Y364 SAMPLES UC    $3.50 S
ZMS7b   Mint Set, 1991, 1 Yuan, Planting Trees Festival, 3 coins. Not lissted as set in KM, not found on Ebay. Is it a mint-issued set??     KM338-340, Y279-281 SAMPLE UC    $20.00 S
ZM401   Medal, silver-plated AE, Obv. & Rev. of first Kwangtung Dollar, one with Chinese, other with English: 1889 - 1989 / THE CENTENARY OF THE MINTING AND ISSUING OF THE MACHINE - MADE SILVER DOLLARS IN CHINA / MINTED AT THE SHANGHAI MINT / SUPERVISED BY CHINA NUMISMATIC SOCIETY, sealed in paper sleeve, in hard plastic case, in cardboard sleeve with certificate.     SAMPLE UC    $45.00 S
M501   Pin-back Badges, (2), for 1985 Beijing economic & trade exhibition, Washington, DC, 20mm, 25mm     Set of 2:    $40.00 S
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安徽 ANHWEI / ANHUI
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36.2a   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, TEN CASH, Manchu center, Variety: Close-spaced rosettes, Clouds large & plain with 3 at bottom; R: Left leg of 寶 attaches near SW corner of 貝 radical, top of Manchu ᠪᠣᠣ protrudes slightly. (fairly common variety)     CCC51v, ZL29, W21 VF+    $65.00 BW
36.4   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, TEN CASH, Manchu center, Variety: Dragon with cross on forehead, Wide-spaced rosettes, Small English legends, 2 clouds at bottom. (common variety) Rev. rotated 90°     CCC56, ZL30, W22 VF+    $65.00 BW
36a.1   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Rosette center, Variety: Small ANH-WEI; 3 clouds below dragon. (commonest variety)     CCC-nl, ZL43, W28 EF/+ weak at top    $30.00 BW
10a.1b   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Small, thick mintmark 晥 (peak of left radical points up & right); Pronged cloud 7:00 is small, prongs linked near bottom; circular cloud 6:30 looks like @. (fairly common variety)     CCC81v, ZL75v, W79 VF/+    $55.00 BW
10a.2b   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Small,thin mintmark 晥 (peak of left radical points up); Pronged cloud 7:00 has left prong joining center just above its middle; circular cloud 6:30 looks like "3"; lower left box of 戶 is squared, left vertical stroke of 丙 is separated from horizontal. Collector ink markings. (scarce variety)     CCC80v, ZL76v, W81 VF+    $100.00 DC
10a.3b   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Small thin mintmark 晥; Pronged cloud 7:00, center left prong sharply hooked; circular cloud 6:30 looks like spiral with dot-like bulges; lower left box of 戶 is squared. (fairly common variety)     CCC82, ZL74?, W70?,82? VF    $55.00 DC
10a.3c   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Small thick mintmark 晥 (peak of left radical points right); Pronged cloud 7:00, center left prong sharply hooked; circular cloud 6:30 looks like spiral with dot-like bulges. (fairly common variety)     CCC82v, ZL73v-74v, W76? VF    $45.00 S
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浙江 CHEKIANG / ZHEJIANG
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9b   5 Cash, CD1906, Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo, Dragon, Variety: Long cloud lines below dragon     CCC468, ZL31 F+ edge dings    $60.00 DC
49.0-1   10 Cash, ND (1903-06), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Transitional variety? Error? Two pieces identical in details, Reverse is the variety common to 49.0 and 49.1 but with central circles weakly struck due to lack of support on the obverse. Obverses are very faint at center, but one shows a circle, the other a rosette. Transitional dies during a changeover between types?     The pair: F-VF    $125.00 DC
10b   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: KIIO (common variety)     CCC469 W121 ZL35 VF+    $35.00 BW
民 國 REPUBLIC
北洋 / 北洋 CHIHLI / ZHILI 直隶 / 直隸
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67.0c   10 Cash, ND (c.1906), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, PEI YANG, Variety: Dragon #1a (10 hairs on head, rectangular mouth, cloud right of mouth blunt); Clouds separate from flames of pearl; Rosettes open center; Dragon's "index finger" above T without talon. (common variety)     CCC302v, ZL04v, W932v EF/+    $40.00 DM
67.0d   10 Cash, ND (c.1906), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, PEI YANG, Variety: Dragon #1a (10 hairs on head, rectangular mouth, cloud right of mouth blunt); Clouds separate from flames of pearl; Rosettes closed center; Dragon's "index finger" above T without talon. (common variety)     CCC302, ZL04v, W933v? VF+    $25.00 DC
67.2b   10 Cash, ND (c.1906), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, PEI YANG, Variety: Dragon #1c (8 hairs on head, rectangular mouth, cloud right of mouth pointed & touching whisker); Clouds touching flames of pearl; Rosettes dot center. (scarcer variety)     CCC305, ZL03v, W935-36? EF+ mottled color    $50.00 BW
67.4   10 Cash, ND (c.1906), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, PEI YANG, Variety: Small dragon (no W-like streamers/clouds on body), smaller circle, etc. An entirely different type, scarcer.     CCC300, ZL05, W931 VF/EF    $85.00 BW
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清江 CHINGKIANG / TSING KIANG
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77.5   10 Cash, ND (1905), Kuang-hsu, Dragon facing, "CHING", Variety: Small characters & circle, especially 清 3:00, small Rosette; Edge plain. (fairly scarce variety)     ZL07, W158 F+    $80.00 DC
78.0   10 Cash, ND (1905), Kuang-hsu, circling Dragon, "TSING", Variety: Large letters & chars.; Center rosette; 3:30 Ribbon c's on dragon curl away at bottom; Edge reeded.     CCC-nl, ZL09 VF+    $85.00 DC
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奉天 FENGTIEN / FENGTIAN
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89   10 Cash, CD1903, Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Brass, Variety: Boo right; 制 NW stroke attached to "+". (commoner 1903 variety).     CC329, ZL29, W228 VF+    $195.00 DC
89b   10 Cash, CD1903, Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Brass, Variety: Boo right; 制 NW stroke separated from "+". (scarcer 1903 variety) Latest Sale Record     CCC328, ZL30 EF spot    $350.00 DC
89   10 Cash, CD1904, Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Brass, Variety: 制 NW stroke attached to "+". (only variety for 1904)     CCC332, ZL32, W229 EF, flan flaws    $175.00 BW
89   10 Cash, CD1904, Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Brass, Variety: 制 NW stroke attached to "+". (only variety for 1904)     CCC332, ZL32, W229 AVF    $85.00 DC
89   10 Cash, CD1905, Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Brass, Variety: 制 NW stroke attached to "+". (commonest year)     CCC334, ZL35, W231 EF    $185.00 DC
10e.0   10 Cash, CD 1905, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Pearl with short flames; short waves. (common variety)     CCC338, ZL39-40, W235-236 AEF    $35.00 DM
10e.2   10 Cash, CD 1907, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Mintmark on spherical disc; Waves short. (commonest date & variety)     CCC340, ZL47, W238 EF    $55.00 BW
10e.3   10 Cash, CD 1907, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Mintmark on flat disc; Waves short. (scarcer variety)     CCC341, ZL47, W238 VF+    $45.00 BW
20e   10 Cash, CD1909, Hsuan-t'ung, TCTK, Dragon.     CCC344, ZL53-54 VF/+    $65.00 BW
11e.0   20 Cash, CD 1905, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Date at top.     CCC339, ZL42-43 VF    $75.00 DC
11e.1   20 Cash, CD 1907, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Date & stops at sides, Variety: large "W-cloud" 6:00. (KM photo 11e, description 11f). (scarcer type/date)     CCC342, ZL49 AF/F+    $45.00 DC
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福建 FUKIEN / FUJIAN
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95   1 Cash, ND (1908), Kuang-hsu, machine-struck center hole, small size     H1333 UC 80% luster, slightly creased flan    $85.00 DC
97.0   10 Cash, ND (1901-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, F.K.CUSTOM HOUSE, Variety: Large 關 & 閩 3:00 & 9:00; ᠪᠣᠣ & ᡶᡠ same size. (commoner variety)     CCC30, ZL19, W190 EF+AU 5% luster    $175.00 BW
97.0   10 Cash, ND (1901-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, F.K.CUSTOM HOUSE, Variety: Large 關 & 閩 3:00 & 9:00; ᠪᠣᠣ & ᡶᡠ same size. (commoner variety)     CCC30, ZL19, W190 EF/+    $75.00 BW
97.1b   10 Cash, ND (1901-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, F.K.CUSTOM HOUSE, Variety: Small 關 & 閩 3:00 & 9:00; 毎 but with one horizontal line at right. (scarce variety)     CCC34, ZL18, W-nl VF+    $85.00 DM
100.0   10 Cash, ND (1901-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, FOO KIEN, Variety: One cloud L of pearl. (scarcest variety)     CCC25, ZL04, W184 VF+    $60.00 BW
100.1   10 Cash, ND (1901-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, FOO KIEN, Variety: No cloud above tail end. (scarcer variety)     CCC23, ZL05, W181 UC,uneven toning    $100.00 BW
100.1   10 Cash, ND (1901-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, FOO KIEN, Variety: No cloud above tail end. (scarcer variety)     CCC23, ZL05, W181 EF    $35.00 BW
102.1b   5 Cents, ND (c. 1896-1900), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Variety: Dragon #1; "KIRN". Not in references, but not rare.     VF+, ex-mount    $35.00 DC
民 國 REPUBLIC
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河南 HONAN / HENAN
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108.0   10 Cash, ND (1905), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Variety: Circled dragon; Clouds over tail 6:00; 3 Flames on pearl; Thin Chinese legends. (commonest variety).     CCC522v, ZL06, W386 EF, edge nix    $55.00 BW
108.1   10 Cash, ND (1905), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Variety: Circled dragon; Clouds over tail 6:00; 5 Flames on pearl; Thin Chinese legends.     CCC519, ZL07, W387 VF-EF wk areas    $30.00 DC
108a.3b   10 Cash, ND (1905), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Variety: UNcircled dragon; Yinyang flat, no bar in H; Dragon's pupils solid (left slightly larger than right); No swirl on pearl. (commonest variety).     KM-Y#108a.3, CCC521v, ZL14v, (W393) crude EF/+    $60.00 BW
民 國 REPUBLIC
393.1   20 Cash, (c. 1920), Rice wreath, Chrysanthemum, R: Striped & Star Flags, English legends, Variety: 5 chars. Bottom, small script & devices. (Commonest variety)     CCC548, ZL55 EF+    $17.50 DM
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湖南 HUNAN
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The 10 Cash listings for the 1902-06 series are so confused in SCWC (KM) that I have made up my own stock numbers, but given the cross-references to KM varieties as shown in the catalog (if I could figure this out).
109a   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Rosette center, 文 十 錢 當 below; Small coiled dragon. (Scarcer type)     KMY112.9, CCC142, ZL18-19, W326 VF+    $75.00 BW
111a   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Manchu center, 元 銅 below; Large coiled dragon; Variety: Pearl not circled, HU- NAN wide-spaced. (fairly common variety)     KMY112.3, CCC141v, ZL15, W304? AEF-EF    $45.00 DC
112a   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Manchu center, 元 銅 below; Small coiled dragon; Variety: Dot between Manchu, (many subvarieties based on size & orientation of NE stroke of 光) (commonest Hunan variety)     KMY112.10, CCC137-38, ZL13v, W306, 308 AU 5% luster    $75.00 DC
112b   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Manchu center, 元 銅 below; Small coiled dragon; Variety: No dot between Manchu, Small chars. & small beads in large circle (±17.5mm). (scarce variety)     KMY112.11, CCC139, ZL13, W309 VF    $17.50 S
113Ab   10 Cash, ND (1902-06), Kuang-hsu, Dragon Flying, O: 十 當 at sides; Brass; Variety: Short lower stroke of 糹 in 緒 (touches uppermost dot), right leg of 光 touches horizontal at single point, 田 of 當 open, right leg of 元 does not touch horizontal; R: Four forward toes on foot 9:00. (fairly common variety)     CCC151v, ZL29, W334 AEF    $60.00 C
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民 國 REPUBLIC
402.1   10 Cash, Yr. 11 (1922), Trigram in wreath; R: Flags, English legends; Variety: Star above flags. Constitution Commemorative. (commoner variety)     ZL80, D833, W364 VF/+    $80.00 DC
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湖北 HUPEH / HUBEI
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120.0   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Circled Dragon; Variety: Compact rosette, open center. (scarcer than uncircled dragon variety) (KM description is incomplete; photo is switched with Y120a.9.)     CCC97v, ZL26, W471 VF    $32.50 DC
120a.0   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Large Dragon; Variety: Tight rosette w. OPEN center; Tiny English lettering. (common variety)     CCC96, ZL17, W467 AEF    $27.50 DC
120a.1   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Smaller Dragon (cloud 9:00); Variety: Tight rosette; 8 rows of scales @ 9:00. (Scarcer variety)     CCC98, ZL25, W472 EF, cleaned    $40.00 DC
120a.2b   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Smaller Dragon (cloud 9:00); Variety: Tight rosette; 7 rows of scales @ 9:00; Leg haunch R of pearl open on L (between spines). (common variety)     CCC100v, ZL24v, W474v EF+-AU 10% luster    $65.00 DM
120a.4   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon with mustache extending to sides of pearl; Variety: Six-dot rosette center; Five-dot rosettes at sides rev.; Small Manchu (commonest variety)     CCC106, ZL39, 44, W478,83 brown AU    $50.00 DC
120a.9a   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon with mustache extendng to sides of pearl; Variety: Circled square center obv; Dragon without sol;id lines in top of upper right leg, clouds of dots & dashes; Large letters, V is inverted A. (common variety)     CCC108, ZL28, W489, KM-photo (almost invisible) above Y120 listing. EF sm. scratch    $55.00 BW
122.0   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon (front view); Variety: Two rounded clouds covering body 10:00; 北 LARGE. (commonest variety; commonest China 10 Cash)     CCC89, ZL10, W462 AU-UC 15% luster    $200.00 DC
122.0b   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon (front view); Variety: Two rounded clouds covering body 10:00; Pei LARGE; Brassy metal. Woodward (#463) rates the brass version of this variety as extremely rare, but both the DC and DM collections had a specimen, and "copper" specimens (W462) are somewhat yellow so I suspect these are not the true brass. Cast brass fakes exist.     EF/+    $75.00 BW
122.1   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon (front view); Variety: Two rounded clouds covering body 10:00; 北 MEDIUM. (common variety)     CCC89v, ZL08, W458 SAMPLES VF-VF+ $7.50 AEF-EF    $17.50 DM
122.2   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon (front view); Variety: Two rounded clouds covering body 10:00; 北 SMALL. (common variety; oddly missing from some Chinese references.)     CCC-nl, ZL-nl, W456, D2007#162-63, KM photo 122.1 EF/+    $20.00 BW
122.A4   10 Cash, ND (1902-05), Kuang-hsu, Dragon (front view), Variety: No clouds covering body 10:00. (fairly common variety)     CCC88, ZL04, W451, KM-Y122.3 photo AEF    $35.00 BW
10j.3c   10 Cash, CD1906, Kiang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, 鄂, Variety: Dragon #3, Pearl with four flames and large incuse swirl pointing N, Jaw is two curved lines with a recessed bulge at top; R: 大 Ta legs meet below horizontal stroke. (common variety)     CCC120v, ZL64v, W502v (S/24c) brn. AU    $55.00 BW
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甘肃 KANSU / GANSU 甘肅
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江南 KIANGNAN / JIANGNAN
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7k.1a   1 Cash, CD1908, Kuang-hsu, Dragon, Variety: Mintmark 甯 with short central vertical and NO horizontal strokes. Could be a weak strike of D226 which has a short "+" between outer verticals, but this appears well-struck. Unrecorded variety?     CCC-nl, ZL-nl, D-nl EF?    $250.00 DM
135.4c   10 Cash, CD1903, Kuang-hsu, Flying Dragon, Variety: 癸 has 4 hooks on top; Thin tail (hairs separated). (scarce variety)     ZL18, W717 AVF    $25.00 BW
135.5d   10 Cash, CD1904, Kuang-hsu, Flying Dragon, Variety: Thick tail (hairs touching); 庚 @ 10:00 vertical strokes form a "near-x"     W-nl VF+    $50.00 BW
135.7   10 Cash, CD1904, Kuang-hsu, Flying Dragon, Variety: Thin tail (hair touches cloud); SE portion of 庚 @ 10:00 forms "x".     CCC206, ZL28, W724 EF+, spots    $85.00 DC
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江西 KIANGSI / JIANGXI
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150.4c   10 Cash, ND (c.1902), Dragon, KIANG-SI, Variety: R: Star(1) @ 3&9:00, Straight cloud between right claw & head, Large letters; O: Rosette petals 3&9:00.. (common variety)     CCC283 VF+    $30.00 DC
150.6b   10 Cash, ND (c.1902), Dragon, KIANG-SI, Variety: R: Star(1) @ 3&9:00, Angled cloud between below right claw, Smaller letters; O: Rosette petals 3&9:00. Small chars. top & bottom, right heel of 寶 touches left leg creating four chambers in 貝, ᠪᠣᠣ (Boo) top unusualy wide. (scarcer variety)     W589? AVF, weak    $35.00 BW
10m.1d   10 Cash, CD1906, Tai-Ching-Ti-Kuo, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Eyes circled depressions without pupils; dot above fireball. Unpublished minor variety.     VF    $100.00 BW
民 國 REPUBLIC
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江苏 KIANGSU, JIANGSU / JIANGSU 江蘇
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162.1   10 Cash, ND (c.1902), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Variety: Manchu center; Rosettes obv.; 8 hairs in tail; Reeded edge. (common variety)     CCC236, ZL07, W808 EF    $55.00 DM
162.9   10 Cash, CD1903, Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, reeded edge, Variety: Dated; 7 tail hairs; 癸 at 2:00 has 4 hooks at top; Reeded edge. (scarcer date)     CCC238,39?, ZL19, W819 VF    $35.00 BW
162.10B   10 Cash, CD1905, Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, plain edge, Variety: Dated; Small Manchu; Small S()() with oval ()'s, 9 tail hairs. (commonest 162 variety)     ZL38, W829 EF    $65.00 BW
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吉林 KIRIN / JILIN
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177.1   10 Cash, ND (c.1903), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Class: Small stars both sides; Clouds are compact backwards-3's. (scarcer class; many varieties)     CCC-nl, ZL-nl, D751-68 (most) EF scratches obv.    $50.00 DC
177.3   10 Cash, ND (c.1903), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Class: Small stars both sides; Clouds are long & complex, look like §. (Commonest class; hundreds of varieties)     CCC478,80-81, ZL03,06-08, D769-809 (most) AEF    $135.00 DC
177.3   10 Cash, ND (c.1903), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Class: Small stars both sides; Clouds are long & complex, look like §. (Commonest class; hundreds of varieties)     CCC478,80-81, ZL03,06-08, D769-809 (most) AEF    $110.00 DC
177.3   10 Cash, ND (c.1903), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Class: Small stars both sides; Clouds are long & complex, look like §. (Commonest class; hundreds of varieties)     CCC478,80-81, ZL03,06-08, D769-809 (most) VF/+, flat strike obv.    $65.00 DC
177.3T   10 Cash, ND (c.1903), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Class: Small stars both sides; Clouds are long & complex, look like §. Apparently struck using a tighter collar; .6mm smaller with raised edges.     VF+, edge bangs    $65.00 DC
177.0   10 Cash, ND (c.1903), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Clouds like backwards ©, Variety: Rosettes Small obv., Large rev. (scarcer variety)     CCC479, ZL05 VF    $100.00 DC
20p.0   10 Cash, CD1909, Hsuan-t'ung, TCTK, Dragon, "Chi" mintmark, Variety: Small mintmark; cloud above R horn not bent.     CCC493v, ZL28 weak VF    $125.00 DC
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广西 KWANGSI / GUANGXI 廣西
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广东 KWANGTUNG
190a   1 Cash, ND, machine-struck square hole, Kuang-hsu, Rev: Manchu ᠪᠣᠣ ᡤᡠᠸᠠᠩ Boo Guwang. According to Burger this type from about 1890-95 showed no year variations, however, as the mintmaster complained of losing money and requested to lower the weight from 8 to 7 candareens, we might suspect that they grew lighter over time. Over 3gm.     H22.1335a UC 40% luster    $15.00 DM
191   1 Cash, ND, machine-struck square hole, Kuang-hsu, Rev: Manchu ᠪᠣᠣ ᡤᡠᠸᠠᠩ Boo Guwang, Variety: Reduced size (&plusm;16.6mm), and weight from 8 to 3.2 candarins (1.15gm.), 1906-08.     H22.1336, C19-7u UC full luster    $13.50 S
193.2   10 Cash, ND (1900-06), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, TEN CASH, Variety: Obv. rosettes even with tops of 元 & 寶; E-shaped streamer 2:00 points below N. (scarcer variety)     CCC4, ZL04, W894 VF    $30.00 DC
10r   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Thin-lined clouds (see cloud at 5:00); Top of 清 is rounded. (commonest 1906 variety)     CCC8, ZL13, W905? EF+, lt. pitting    $20.00 DM
民 國 REPUBLIC
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东三 MANCHURIAN PROVINCES / DONGSAN 東三
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民 國 REPUBLIC
434a   Cent, Yr.18 (1929), 一 分 s. Chinese legends; R: Sun above elaborate wreaths; Variety: Copper; Top petal of flower above left bow obscured.     CCC352, ZL58,KM434.1 AEF    $50.00 S
山东 SHANGHAI / SHANDONG
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山东 SHANTUNG / SHANDONG
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221.1   10 Cash, ND (1904-05), Kuang-hsu, Flying Dragon, SHANTUNG, Variety: Small cloud 8:00; Streamer ponts 3:00; Long R stroke on 山 Thick Manchu. (commonest variety, despite W's rating)     CCC504, ZL23, W1164 AEF    $115.00 BW
221.4a   10 Cash, ND (1904-05), Kuang-hsu, Flying Dragon, SHANTUNG, Variety: Large cloud 8:00; Streamer points to 1-2:00; Long R stroke on 山 Thin Manchu. (2nd commonest variety)     CCC-502, ZL16-17, W1156-57 VF    $55.00 DM
221a.0b   10 Cash, ND (1904-05), Kuang-hsu, Flying Dragon, SHANG-TUNG, Variety: Manchu & top chars. Large; Obv tiny 5-point rosettes with open center (if not worn closed). (commonest variety)     ZL28, W1152 EF+, weak area at rim, collector's ink at rosettes    $150.00 DC
221a.0b   10 Cash, ND (1904-05), Kuang-hsu, Flying Dragon, SHANG-TUNG, Variety: Manchu & top chars. Large; Obv tiny 5-point rosettes with open center (if not worn closed). (commonest variety)     ZL28, W1152 VF/+    $70.00 DC
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陕省 SHENSI / SHAANXI 陝省
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新疆 SINKIANG / XINJIANG
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民 國 GENERAL COINAGE
民 國 GENERAL COINAGE - Republic
T10   Token, Video game token from Urumqi, modern, 23mm, cu-ni. Produced in Zhongshan City, Guangdong for use in Xinjiang.     SAMPLES EF    $10.00 S
阿 克 蘇 AKSU
喀什 KASHGAR / Kashi
喀什 KASHGAR - Republic
和 田 KHOTAN
烏 魯 木 齊 URUMCHI / TIHWA
莎 車 YARKAND / SHACHE
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四川 SZECHUAN / SICHUAN
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229.5   10 Cash, ND (1903-05), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Variety: E-shaped Streamer points to U; Large Manchu @ 3:00 & 9:00; Obv: 7.5mm gap between 十 當; Chrysanthemum obv. Has "H" or bow-tie top. Yellow metal. (fairly common variety)     CCC378v, ZL44, W1255,62 VF+    $55.00 DC
229.7   10 Cash, ND (1903-05), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Variety: E-shaped Streamer points to U; small Manchu @ 3:30 & 8:30; Cloud @ 6:30 has no tail; Chrysanthemum obv. has v-like petals top. Yellow metal. (common variety)     CCC378, ZL40-41 VF+    $50.00 DC
229.8   10 Cash, ND (1903-05), Kuang-hsu, flying Dragon, Variety: Streamer BELOW body @ 11-12:00. large bushy tail above A; Cloud 6:30 like "g" with ears; Yellowish metal. (commonest variety) Note: I believe all specimens I have examined to be of the same or similar metallic composition, which I call yellowish when cleaned, and which tends to tone reddish over time or as exposed to air or chemicals in envelopes. I do not warranty any particular specimen to be brass, copper, or bronze, and have no fixed opinion as to whether the type exists in more than one metal.     CCC375, ZL52, W1238,43, KMY#229.8 &/or 229.8a EF    $75.00 DM
20t.2   10 Cash, CD 1909, Hsuan-t'ung, TCTK, Dragon, Variety: Leftmost Manchu has short botom stroke to right. (scarcer variety)     CCC405, ZL99 VF, rev. weak with die break    $30.00 DC
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民 國 REPUBLIC
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台湾 TAIWAN / R.O.C. 臺灣
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民 國 REPUBLIC
535   5 Chiao Lot, Yr.43 (1954), alum-bz, R: Map, Lot of 10 pieces.     SAMPLES UC    $10.00 S
西藏 TIBET
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Please order by the numbers in the Y# column. These will often be different from the Y and C references in KM (SCWC). Coins shown in the INFORMATIONAL PHOTOs are for illustration only, not for sale. When photo says SAMPLES. no picking exact coin.
TIBET: NEPALESE MINTS
C20a   "Black" Tangka, NE842 (1722), Variety: "U" & wide-spaced dots below trident, finer silver, possibly 1720s-1735, 5.07-5.53g, Bhatgaon. INFORMATIONAL PHOTO     R564, KM (Nepal)-108 VF-EF    $75.00 SA
C43   Pratap Simha Mohar struck for Tibet, 1697 SE (1775 AD). From 1775-77 Nepal supplied Tibet with 1.5 million Mohur coins. These bore legends of Pratap Simha but the reverse syllables of Sri Sri Gorkhanatha are in separated fleurettes rather than adjacent pointed arches as with his homeland type, and the fineness was .667. INFORMATIONAL PHOTO     KM#472.2, R640, YZM611v F    $27.50 D
TIBET: CHINESE DYNASTIC
TIBET: NATIVE TANGKAS
TIBET: MODERN TIBETAN MINTS
TIBET: MODERN CHINESE MINTS
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云南 YUNNAN 雲南
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10v.0   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Tien mintmark, Variety: Small waves below dragon     CCC569, W1324,ZL07 EF    $125.00 S
10v.0   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Tien mintmark, Variety: Small waves below dragon     CCC569, W1324,ZL07 VF    $50.00 S
10v.1   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Tien mintmark, Variety: Large waves below dragon     CCC570, W1325,ZL08 EF+ rim bump    $135.00 S
10v.1   10 Cash, CD1906, Kuang-hsu, TCTK, Dragon, Tien mintmark, Variety: Large waves below dragon     CCC570, W1325,ZL08 VF/EF    $75.00 S
257.0   50 Cents, ND (1911-15), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, No Legends rev., Variety: Two empty circles below pearl. Many subvarieties exist.     LM422 VF-EF, rainbow    $50.00 S
257.0   50 Cents, ND (1911-15), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, No Legends rev., Variety: Two empty circles below pearl. Many subvarieties exist.     LM422 VF-EF    $75.00 S
257.2   50 Cents, ND (1920-31), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, No Legends rev., Variety: Four circles without dots below pearl. Many subvarieties exist. Low fineness silver. Dipped, retoned, neutralized, and lacquered. This would not get a numerical grade from NGC/PCGS.     LM422 EF, rainbow    $50.00 S
257.4   50 Cents, ND (1949), Kuang-hsu, Dragon, No Legends rev., Variety: Two circles with dots below pearl. Low fineness restrike. Nice grade for this variety.     EF-AU    $95.00 DC
民 國 REPUBLIC
486   10 Cents, Yr.12 (1923), 壹 毫 鎳 幣 s. Chinese legends; R: Flag s. English legends; cu-ni.; Variety: Reeded edge     K820 EF-AU    $25.00 DC
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YUNNAN - SZECHUAN
中華蘇 CHINESE SOVIET
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日據時代 JAPANESE OCCUPATION 日偽政權
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521   MENG CHIANG 5 Chiao, Yr.27 (1938), 蒙疆銀行 (Meng Chiang Bank) around chrysanthemum s. elaborate frame, 幣七十二民 國 (Republic 27th Year) below; R: 五 / 角 s. elaborate design with dragons & mask, Manchu "Year 733" (of Genghis Khan) above; cu-ni.     EF+AU    $45.00 S
521L2   MENG CHIANG 5 Chiao BULK, Yr.27 (1938), 蒙疆銀行 (Meng Chiang Bank) around chrysanthemum s. elaborate frame, 幣七十二民 國 (Republic 27th Year) below; R: 五 / 角 s. elaborate design with dragons & mask, Manchu "Year 733" (of Genghis Khan) above; cu-ni. Lot of 10 pieces     Lot: VF-EF    $75.00 S
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満州 MANCHUKUO 满洲国
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香港 KIAU CHAU
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香港 HONG KONG
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CHOPMARKED COINS
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杂 项 SYCEE & SILVER
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杂 项 TOKENS & CHITS
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杂 项 MEDALS
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M401   SHANGHAI MINT MEDAL silver-plated AE, Obv. & Rev. of first Kwangtung Dollar, one with Chinese, other with English: 1889 - 1989 / THE CENTENARY OF THE MINTING AND ISSUING OF THE MACHINE - MADE SILVER DOLLARS IN CHINA / MINTED AT THE SHANGHAI MINT / SUPERVISED BY CHINA NUMISMATIC SOCIETY, sealed in paper sleeve, in hard plastic case, in cardboard sleeve with certificate.     SAMPLE UC    $45.00 S
杂项 CHARMS & BUTTONS
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书籍 BOOKS
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BOOK   Concise Catalogue of Modern Chinese Copper Coins, 2nd ed. by Zhou Qinyuan & Li Pingwen (ZL). This Western-friendly Chinese coppers catalog features excellent, slightly-enlarged photos and Woodward references for many varieties. The level of varieties distinguished is well beyond KM/SCWC but not quite as fine as Woodward, Duan, and various other Chinese works. Numerous enlarged detail panels help distinguish varieties, important given lack of clear descriptions and decent photos in the KM/SCWC. Unique numbering system, Renminbi valuations in five grades, Chinese text. Western auctions often references this work ("CL") and in working up a huge stock I found it, along with Woodward, to be the most practical reference for Western collectors. The larger-format 2018 2nd edition adds a few types with "a" numbers, many more detail insets, and completely revised pricing. A quick takeaway on the pricing changes since 2012 is the greater separation between grades (particularly in the EF-MS60 range), reflecting the maturing of the market. Hardcover, higher list price, and new difficulties importing Chinese books to the US contribute to the higher cost.   294p, 7.5x10", hc, 2018     Costs about $35 to mail outside USA New    S
BOOK   Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins, 7th Ed., by Lin Gwo Ming & Ma Tak Wo, Latest edition of the most widely used far eastern pricing guide. Includes many unusual items such as patterns, official Ch'ing and Republic portrait medals, Central Mint bars, etc. not in Krause publications. Slick paper, b&w photo-illustrated. Fully bilingual, English/Chinese. Five-grade pricing in US$. Prices reflect 2011 Chinese market. 388p, sc, 6x8.25", 2012;    SAMPLE PAGE 2012 7th Edition: OUT OF STOCK     Costs about $35 to mail outside USA New    S
BOOK   Daniel K.E. Ching Sale 6/2/91, by Scott Semans and Bruce Smith (DC) offered cast and struck coins, banknotes, charms, exonumia, Japan, and other Asia in a quality format auction of 1375 lots, about 40% illustrated.  Informative mini-articles by Bruce Smith, census figures for modern coins.   SAMPLE PAGE     About $22 mailing cost outside USA New    $45.00 S
BOOK   Zhong guo xi zang qian bi tu lu (Illustrated Catalog of the Money of China's Tibet), by Yin Zheng Min (YZM) is a comprehensive variety/date catalog of Tibet & Malla coins and paper, all illustrated with color photos. Generally a finer breakdown than KM, with 91 examples of Gaden Tanka (Y13), for example. Chinese, but very little text and some photos use arrows or drawings to highlight differences. Best single Tibet catalog to date. Not well bound, so expect pages to come loose with serious use.   261p, 5.5x8.25", sc, 2004   SAMPLE PAGE     About $22 mailing cost outside USA New, signed: $60; Slightly used: $50.00 S
AUCTION   China Guardian, a large Beijing firm which conducts auctions in many collectibles fields, publishing high quality full color catalogs since at least 2003. Numismatic catalogs (2-4 per year) cover ancient, modern, sycee, charms, banknotes, etc. in various combinations. Older catalogs are difficult to obtain. Bilingual English/Chinese. U.S. agent Richard Ho can provide current catalogues at around $55 each. We have a number of past catalogs in stock; please inquire.   SAMPLE PAGE     About $22 mailing cost outside USA New    $35.00 S
BOOK   Shanghai Encyclopedia: Vol. 8 by Shanghai Num. Soc. & Museum,   5021 Machine-struck coins and dies to 1949, in metal, province and date order: Gold coins & bars (111), Silver (1625), Copper (1910), Cu-ni & alum (80), Japanese invasion, Hong Kong & foreign (346) and (123) Ya Sheng (error, fantasy, forgery), Sycee (951), all numbered & illustrated with a good rubbing or xeroxed photo, plus description in a separate table. The copper includes 21 warlord and 209 Communist varieties. The rubbings are quite good and the color plates include major rarities. Essays on Sycee, Xinjiang red cash, Patterns & their fakes, Introduction of struck copper. Chinese text. Part of a 12-volume series-in-progress covering all Chinese money.    1066p, incl.20cpl,Massive 11x15", hc, 1998. SAMPLE PAGE     Expensive to mail outside USA New    $185.00 S
BOOK   The Ten Cash Commentary: The General Issue Ten Cash Coins of the Republic of China by Michael Zachary,   Detailed catalog of Y301-311 & later Fen (Y347-363) issues. Excellent enlarged photos and detail sections plus extensive text allow even the novice to distinguish among 162 listed varieties, vs. 49 in KM and 125 in Woodward. Duan's 2005 listings are incorporated, where significant & new varieties are published for the first time.   72p, sc, 8.5x11", 2015 SAMPLE PAGE We do not stock this work, but you can find it online. "Z" numbers refer to this work.     New   
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