China Yuan Shi Kai (Hung hsien) Flying Dragon Dollar (Fakes are possible)  1916
China Yuan Shi Kai (Hung hsien) Flying Dragon Dollar (Fakes are possible) 1916

The coin in our primary picture, at left, is a genuine Chinese Republic dollar from 1916. It sold in a 2013 Stacks Bowers Ponterio Auction for an amazing $15000 US dollars. The strike, luster, and eye appeal of this coin sent the price through the roof. 'Normal' coins would be worth much less.

The two coins in our secondary picture, at right with blue background, are cheap replicas and reproductions. One is made of tin (or other base metal) and one is made of gold-plated silver. These are worth a few dollars each. As always with valuable coins, you must be aware of counterfeits, and this goes especially for Chinese coins.

Genuine coins catalog as follows:

worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $1500
fully uncirculated: $2000

CoinQuest thanks Stacks Bowers Ponterio for use of their coin image. It is an amazing piece!

Coin: 16422 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Jakob, Mon, 27-Jan-2014 15:34:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 28-Jan-2014 03:33:54 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 14-Jan-2016 18:59:19 GMT
Requester description: 1916 Picture of Yuan Shi Khai on the front with a flying dragon on the back surrounded by Chinese writing. unknown
Tags: china yuan shi kai hung hungary hsien dragon dollar fakes counterfeit shinese chin chine chian chinese chineese vngarie hungari hvngariae hungarie hvngar hungarian vngaria ungarie hundary hungaria hungariae hungar hungaru ungaria dragons dollare doller dol dollars replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery khai front uniform shih shikai shikhai shihkai plume uniforms plumes feather hat cap headdress hood caps hooded


how do i find out if i have a real one, I actually found one of these today andi had no idead what it was - David Strickland
If you'd like us to have a look at it, CLICK HERE and you'll be able to upload photos for us to check out. - CoinQuest (Todd)




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