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Asian Coins

Asian coins originated in ancient China, but they did not resemble coins as we conceive of them today. Ancient Chinese coins were first shaped like tools, usually either spades or knives. This early currency was eventually replaced by ban liang, which, with its round, flat shape, more closely resembled today's notion of a coin. Ban liang coins, however, feature a notable hole in the center of the coin. This hole was used to string multiple coins together to create larger, fixed values. Variations of this coinage continued to be minted until the mid 1800s brought the opium trade to China, and with it an influx of foreign Western-style silver coins.

Japan primarily used Chinese coins that were imported through trade. While Japan had a brief period producing... Read more

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CHINESE COIN

May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1945 PHIPINES TWENTY CENTAVOS

May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1835 EAST INDIA CO. 1/4 ANNA

May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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1835 EAST INDIA CO. 1/12 ANNA

May 6, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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Hong Kong 1863 Mil, PCGS MS64 RD

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD500 (starting bid)

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India 1918 'I' Sovereign, Uncirculated

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD400 (starting bid)

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Singapore 1969 Gold $150, Gem

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,100 (starting bid)

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Singapore 1969 Gold $150, Gem in original box

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,100 (starting bid)

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A collection of twenty four various Chinese coins est: £30-£50

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Cranbrook, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A collection of 30 Chinese coins est: £40-£50

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Cranbrook, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A Chinese green and gold coloured coin est: £30-£40

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Cranbrook, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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1974 Cambodia Silver 10K Riels Celestial Dancer Coin NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo

May 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1991 $1 Silver Korean War Commemorative Coins NGC/PCGS Graded

May 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1000 1984 PENNIES

May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE

May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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1918I 1 Sovereign India Gold Coin NGC MS63

May 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Two Qing dynasty copper coins

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

$25 (starting bid)

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Xuantong yuanbao Ingot

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

$25 (starting bid)

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Two Qing dynasty copper coins

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

$25 (starting bid)

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1917 Japanese 10 sen.  Gorgeous coin that looks uncirculated!

May 7, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
ENGLEWOOD, OH, USA

$3 (2 bids)

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1910 Japanese 20 sen.  Beautiful coin with great details and luster!

May 7, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
ENGLEWOOD, OH, USA

$4 (4 bids)

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Japanese One Peso WW2 Occupation Currency.

May 7, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
ENGLEWOOD, OH, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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China SINKIANG Coin

May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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China SINKIANG Coin

May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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1868 Hong Kong Coin

May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1863 Hong Kong Coin

May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1863 Hong Kong Coin

May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1902-05 China 10C  MINT Error XF Details

May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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1902-05 China 10C  MINT Error XF Details

May 8, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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Ching to Repbulic Period Style Group of Three Chinese Silver Coins

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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[World] Selection of Asian coins, 20th century

May 12, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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*India.

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
South Cerney, United Kingdom

£25 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Coin

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Coin

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Coin

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Coin

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Four Chinese Silver Coins

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Bronze Coins

May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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JAPAN 1901 GOLD ¥10 COIN OF MEIJI PERIOD

May 13, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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JAPAN 1912 GOLD ¥5 COIN OF MEIJI PERIOD

May 13, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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2016 Republic of Armenia, 1 oz Ag 999, Noah's Ark

May 14, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Douglasville , GA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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CHINESE BRONZE COIN QING IMPERIAL DYNASTY

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE BRONZE COIN QING IMPERIAL DYNASTY

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SILVER COIN 20 CENT

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Book of Decorative chinese Coins

May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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China, 35 Yuan, 1979, Year of the Child

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (1 bid)

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China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (starting bid)

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India coin lot

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (1 bid)

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India, 100 Rupees, 1981, Year of Child

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD35 (3 bids)

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Straits Settlements, Sarawak, Brunei, Borneo

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (starting bid)

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China Gold Panda, 1985, BU

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD550 (3 bids)

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China, 1/10 oz Panada, 1991

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD1 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM CST
Shakopee, MN, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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4 Chinese coins

May 16, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Cochinchine - 50 cent 1894 A

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€120 (starting bid)

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Cochinchine - 1 cent 1884 A

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€550 (starting bid)

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Nouvelle-Calédonie - Monnaie timbre - 50 ctes Banque de l'Indo-chine Nouméa nd (1922)

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€150 (starting bid)

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