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China (Empire) Hu Poo Tael 1903

 Date: 1903 
 Mint mark: hu poo 
 Size: large 
 Description from requester: 29th year of huang hsu. Hu Poo. The rest is in chinese but it is noted as a tael (in chinese). it weighs 37.3g and is between 43 and 44 mm in diameter. 
 [Request 13560 received from chris, Monday, 14-Jan-2013, answered by Paul] 

China (Empire) Hu Poo Tael 1903 | poo empire china tael dragon style huang rest hsu year th 3 impire chinese teal hunan chin chian taels chineese Chinese coins are hot! And this one is hottest of the hot. In 2011 a genuine Hu Poo Tael sold at auction for $271,400 US dollars. Wow! You can read about it in this article from Coin World. But, the chances that Chris has a genuine Hu Poo Tael are one in a million. There are oodles of fakes, like this one on Flickr.

CoinQuest does not have a copyright agreement with Baldwin's (London) where the $271,400 coin sold. The pictures on this page come from Heritage Auctions and CoinQuest thanks Heritage for use of their photos. The silver coin in the photo is a 'mace' coin, not a tael, and the large gold coin is a pattern tael which sold for $29,900.

Both are amazing coins.

Chris, if you would like to read about counterfeit coins like this check this thread at Coin Community.

Tags: poo empire china tael dragon style huang rest hsu year th 3 impire chinese teal hunan chin chian taels chineese chine dragons stylized character weight yrs years hu nan characters logograms weights weigh weighs weighed

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