Hong Kong Hong Kong Shanghai Fantasy Tael (Fakes are possible) 1867
Museum Victoria has a good article on this super-high value pattern coin from Hong Kong. The original coins, now worth tens of thousands of US dollars, were produced at the Hong Kong mint using British dies. This is a 'pattern' experimental coin and it never entered circulation.
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Coin: 16676 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: FJ, Wed, 12-Mar-2014 15:21:00 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 12-Mar-2014 17:21:12 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Tue, 01-Mar-2016 15:38:04 GMT
Requester description: 1867 1867 Shangai Hong Kong One Tael
Tags: hong kong koenig shanghai fantasy tael fakes counterfeit koeni konung konigr koningsryk kongeriket koenigin coing koningrik koenigreich koningrujk kongung koninklike koningin koin koning koningrijk koningryk konge konigreich kongeriget koninkrijk koen koenigreigh koeing konigin konig kongerike replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery shangai one ones dragon circle shield honi soit mal pense dragons circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled cirlce circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed arms sheild coats shiled crests shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon insignia arm shelid coat crested crest chevron creast shields maly crown tiara harp crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera
Yes I have one of theses coins they are very nice as well I paid £40 for one put the magnet on it's ok and the weight is 27 grams - John
The acid test of a good coin deal is to re-sell your coin and see if you do as well or better. Buying and re-selling is an important part of becoming a seasoned collector. It is not fun, but it is an important step. I suggest you take it. After you do it, you will be a better collector and you will be better equipped to make more good deals. If you don't do it, you will never know if you are making good deals or not. Remember, coin dealers usually buy coins for about one-half of what they think they can sell them for. - CoinQuest (Paul)
The Photo of the real coin, not a reproduction, shows some differences from the fake coin. I noted that the Museum Victoria coin has small dots within the garter around the 4 Chinese characters and around the dragon. Also the shape of the dragon claws are different. I would like to know how to make a definitive dissension on the difference between real and fake. Thanks John - gordon
John -- Coin authentication is basically impossible using Internet photos when the fake is a good one. For a coin like this, the only option is to enlist the help of a professional coin dealer or, better yet, a professional authenticator. For professional results, send your coin to PCGS, NGC, ICG, or ANACS. Look them up on the Internet. Do not use other services. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Actually I have some of these, not sure if these are real ones but the authenticity, no scratches and it is still shiny gold 27g coin. I wanna sell it.
If you cannot guarantee that a coin is genuine, it should not be sold. - CoinQuest (Paul)