Medal: China Emperor Coins 1618 to 1911
These are not actually coins from China, but novelty pieces struck to record the reigns of Emperors of the Ching Dynasty, which ran from 1644 to 1911. It is kind of like a set of 'coins' struck for each President in America, such as the sample at this CoinQuest link.
These coins are made in modern times of base metal. They are worth a few dollars each. Do not pay more than $10 US dollars, even though you can find them on sale for prices well above this level. $2 is more like it!
There is an interesting thread on this topic over at CoinCommunity.
, Genre: Medals
Requested by: David Clegg, Mon, 28-Feb-2011 21:01:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 14:46:56 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 26-Feb-2016 16:57:57 GMT
Requester description: 1821 it is a large silver coin with the dates of 1821 to 1850 along with the head of an oriental man with chinese letters around the top half then on the other side there is a dragon with oriental writing above and below it
Tags: medal china emperor medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions taiwan chine chinese chineese emp imperator empereur empress emperer imperatore emperuer emporer emperur emperio emperado emperador empreradur emperator imperat silver head oriental asian man letters monogram half dragon feinsilber sliver siver argent silber silverish silb orient orian male mens mans script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials dragons characters character logograms logogram