A rare museum piece that may be the only one in the United States and definitely a highlight of any pre-Meiji collection.
One of the most frequently-asked, yet seldom answered, questions about Chinese coins is “How much are my Chinese coins worth?
Other metal coin-shaped pieces traditionally included by collectors in the category of charms are the chess pieces used in Chinese chess also known as For the most part, all these old charms, horse coins and chess pieces were privately cast and their quantities and dates are almost impossible to determine.We are now heading into the eighth year of increasing demand.The amount of people entering this segment of the market is phenomenal. And perhaps one of the most powerful reason for the amount of collectors, investors and dealers getting involved in the Modern Chinese coin program is because these coins tell a story about the history and culture of China.Identification is the categorizing of the coin by its physical appearance (legends, mint marks, etc.), dating the coin and attributing it to a place, dynasty or state.Evaluation is the process of checking the condition of the coin.