November 25, 1999
Jiu An Tong Bao
The Current Treasure of the Longterm Peace
Diameter: 24.9 mm
Weight: 5.2 g
I found only one reference on this coin in the Ding Fu Pao book (#3109) in the section of unattributed coins:
Message from Howard A.Daniel III (25-Nov-99):
Message from Sergei Shevtcov (26-Nov-99):
I think that it is Japanese coin, because first character Jiu has never used at Chinese cash coins legends, but known at Japanese ones. Calligraphy style is very nice and patina seems to be genuine.
Message from Gilbert Tan (26-Nov-99):
Message from Wei Dong Zhang (29-Nov-99):
But the one you show us here looks like a fake: the patina is not good,and it should not red copper,but bronze (according to the photo).
Message from Wybrand Op den Velde (02-Dec-99):
Your specimen looks somewhat suspicious. I have one such coin, bought recently on a market in Xian (PRC), which is probably a recent forgery:
Any additional information highly appreciated.
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