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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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2016 Niue 6 oz Silver Shaped Volcano Coin (Vesuvius Pompeii)

March 30, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

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1893-A SILVER PIASTRE FRENCH INDO-CHINA NNC AU  BETTER DATE

March 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2008 CHINA BEIJING OLYMPICS SET: SEE DESCRIPTION FOR DETAILS

March 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$6 (2 bids)

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1956 Japan 50 Yen, Showa 31, Uncirculated!

March 30, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

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1942 Japan 5 Sen, Showa 17, High Grade!

March 30, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$3 (2 bids)

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1967 Japan 50 Sen, Showa 42, Uncirculated!

March 30, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

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(2) 5 Yen & (2) 1 Yen Japanese Bank Notes

March 30, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

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GREEK SILVER & BRONZE COINS

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

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WORLD SILVER & BRONZE COINS - A ? CANADA

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
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WORLD SILVER & BRONZE COINS - A ? CANADA

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

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WORLD SILVER & BRONZE COINS - CHINA

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
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March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
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