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China Chekiang (Cheh Kiang) Province 20 Cents, 50 Cents, Dollar (Fakes are possible)  1896 to 1899
China Chekiang (Cheh Kiang) Province 20 Cents, 50 Cents, Dollar (Fakes are possible) 1896 to 1899

One of the best ways to get ripped off in coin collecting is to buy Chinese coins from someone you do not know. We know Baldwin's, the world-renowned numismatic dealer in London. The 1 mace and 4.4 candareens (20 cent) coin in our main picture comes from Baldwin's, and it sold for $2200 US dollars in a 2011 auction. Genuine 7 mace and 2 candareens (one dollar) coins are tremendously valuable, selling for tens of thousands of US dollars.

CHEH KIANG 1 MACE AND 4.4 CANDAREENS
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $2000

CHEH KIANG 3 MACE AND 6 CANDAREENS
worn: $10000 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20000
well preserved: $40000

CHEH KIANG 7 MACE AND 2 CANDAREENS
worn: $20000 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30000
well preserved: $60000

With such high values, counterfeits abound. See a side-by-side comparison below. Fakes are worth zero.


CoinQuest thanks Baldwin's for use of their superb coin images.

Coin: 17435 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: becca, Fri, 18-Jul-2014 21:05:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 19-Jul-2014 14:15:25 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 18-Jul-2016 14:23:12 GMT
Requester description: Chen kieng province 7 mace 2 candreens has rosettes front and back ...back has Chinese lettering . Front has dragon breathing fire . Haven't weighed is very heavy. Any help appreciated.. thank you 7 mace 2 candreens
Tags: china chekiang cheh kiang province 20 cents cent 50 dollar fakes counterfeit shinese chin chine chian chinese chineese kiangnan kieng peny pennys pennies penny dollare doller dol dollars replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery chen 7 mace 2 candreens candareens rosettes rose front lettering letter dragon breathing breath fire haven weighed weight heavy candarins candabeens canadareens flowerettes rossette roses rosette leters letters lettered dragons weighs weights weigh circle circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed

  

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