| Jim Farr|
July 11, 1998
Obverse: center Yi Jiao - One Dime or Ten Cents; bottom Lin
Si Liu Tong - For Temporary Circulation; top ...|
Reverse: top ... Yong ...; N 2481
This is Ten Cent token, probably from Jiangsu province, overstruck on a Republic Ten Cent coin. I have four different ones. I was able to identify the town and name of the issuer on three of them from an article by Helen Wang in Numismatic Chronicle. This one is not in there.
Any additional information highly appreciated. Please send it to Jim Farr
Information from Stephen Tai (11-Jul-98):
According to the article, your token was also cast in Changzhou (in Jiang-Su Province), during 1939-1941, the period of Anti-Japanese War. The author listed hundreds of tokens made of copper, tin, paper, bamboo, animal bone ... in the shapes of coin, stick ... Tens of them are illustrated.
Name and place of your token is also listed there, however, no image is provided.
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