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China Manchukuo (Manchoukuo) 5 and 10 Fen  1933 to 1939
China Manchukuo (Manchoukuo) 5 and 10 Fen 1933 to 1939

At the end of World War I, Japan had designs of world domination and they pushed into China in an attempt to control the entire Asiatic region. The region around today's Manchuria became known as 'Japanese Puppet States' and they even minted coins like this one in an attempt to dominate. The area was restored to China at the end of World War II.

These nifty 5 and 10 fen coins were minted in 1933 and 1934. Both are made of copper-nickel:

5 FEN: about 20 mm diameter
10 FEN: about 23 mm diameter

Catalog values for these coins run like this:

5 FEN
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $25

10 FEN (also known as a chiao)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $35

These are general catalog values and they apply to all the dates in the series. Coins with a date known as 'TT-2' are somewhat more valuable. If you have a TT-2 coin, either 5 or 10 fen, multiply the catalog values by two.

Coin: 19210 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Tim, Sun, 10-May-2015 22:42:44 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 10-May-2015 22:45:49 GMT
Requester description: I believe it's going to be a fairly modern coin, I'm quite certain it's Chinese. It seems to be somewhat similar to the 'double dragon' coins/tokens I have found, but I can't quite identify a match.
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