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China (Empire) Hsuan Tung Dollar with Dragon and Clouds (Fakes are possible)  1911
China (Empire) Hsuan Tung Dollar with Dragon and Clouds (Fakes are possible) 1911

This is a wonderful silver dollar from the Chinese Empire under Hsuan Tung, who reigned from 1908 to 1912. He became emperor at the age of 2 years, 10 months.

The pattern includes a decorated dragon and sprays of flowers. These coins are highly sought by collectors.

Values of Chinese coins vary widely. The one in our picture (upper left) sold for more than $2000, even in the face of much lower values in published catalogs. We have inspected recent auction results and estimate catalog value as follows:

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $800

There is a good luck token which resembles this coin. Don't be fooled. See this page.

Coin: 21642 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: NL, Wed, 02-Aug-2017 21:13:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 02-Aug-2017 21:15:58 GMT
Requester description: There is a large dragon on the front with two large Chinese characters, one over the other. On the back are several more characters, plus small squiggles on top and sprays of flowers on the sides. it says ONE DOLLAR
Tags: china empire hsuan tung kwangtung dollar dragon clouds cloud fakes counterfeit taiwan chine chinese chineese impire kuanghsu kwang kuang kwan dollare dolls doller dol dollars dragons replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery two characters character one plus squiggles squiggle sprays branch flowers flower logograms logogram ones scribbles curl swoosh squiggly squigle swirl bowed twirly scribble curlicues curly curve curved curlycue curvy curving swirls curls squiggley sqiggles swirly curves twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals circle ring circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

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