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China Shansi Province 10 Cash and 20 Cash  1912 to 1921
China Shansi Province 10 Cash and 20 Cash 1912 to 1921

The 10 cash coin in our main picture (to the left) comes from Stack's Bowers where it sold for $3163 US dollars. Pictures of these valuable coins are difficult to find, and CoinQuest thanks Stack's Bowers for use of their coin photo.

If it is a genuine coin, Amie, you have a valuable piece. The corrosion will work against value.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Here is what the catalogs say about a Shansi 10 cash:

10 CASH (two symbols on back)
worn: $350 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1750
well preserved: $3000

Shansi 20 cash coins, with a similar pattern on the two-flag side but with three logograms on the grain side, are more common. Finding reliable value data for the 20 cash is a challenge. Based on the few auction results we have seen for the 20 cash, catalog values run like this:

20 CASH (three symbols on back)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $50

With all valuable coins, and especially with Chinese coins, you must be careful about counterfeits. They are all over the place. This points to the importance of buying and selling only with respectable dealers, and having your coin authenticated, graded, and encapsulated by one of these services: PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG. Do not use other services.

Coin: 12159 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Amie, Tue, 14-Aug-2012 19:42:29 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 03-May-2013 03:05:30 GMT
Updated by Chris - Appraisal OK, Tue, 31-Mar-2015 02:03:36 GMT
Requester description: on one side there are two japanese symbels surronded by what looks like wheat or grass on either side its open at the top of the grass. on the other side there are are two flags one with strips and one with a star that are crossed and tied with something that looks like a bow and they are surronded by japanesse symbels. The side with that flags is similar to a coin on here that was call a China Hunan 20 Cash but the other side is nothing like it.
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