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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 less, although genuine Chinese pieces are enjoying a very strong market today.

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. A side-by-side comparison of genuine and fake coins appears at the bottom of this page

Genuine coins catalog as follows:

SILVER (about 0.9 troy ounces silver)
worn: $500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2500
well preserved: $6000
fully uncirculated: $12000

GOLD (about 1.1 troy ounces gold)
worn: $2500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $20000
fully uncirculated: $35000

CoinQuest thanks Stacks Bowers Ponterio for use of their coin image at the upper left.

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
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 04-Sep-2017 17:30:22 GMT
Requester description: 1916 Picture of Yuan Shi Khai on the front with a flying dragon on the back surrounded by Chinese writing.
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