China (Empire) Hu Poo Tael 1903
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! 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.
This article in Coin World shows a $200,000 specimen sold by Baldwin's. 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.
These are amazing coins.
, Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: chris, Mon, 14-Jan-2013 23:11:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 14-Jul-2014 20:38:09 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 12-Jul-2016 19:21:43 GMT
Requester description: 1903 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.
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