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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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A LARGE EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE BRONZE COIN in

August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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1945 D 10, 1945 D 20 & 1945 S 50 Centavos Silver coins from the Philippines

August 26, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$7 (2 bids)

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1907 10 Cash  From China

August 26, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$2 (2 bids)

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10 Old Chinese Coins

August 26, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$6 (2 bids)

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1890-1908 Kwang-Tu 20 Cents  Silver From China

August 26, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$9 (4 bids)

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1808 East India 10 Cash High Grade

August 26, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$4 (2 bids)

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1862 2 Anna from India Silver

August 26, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

$3 (3 bids)

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1909-11 CHINA EMPIRE HU-PEH PROVINCE SILVER COIN

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Collectible Random Date 1 oz Gold Panda -

August 26, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
Stanwood, WA, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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3 SILVER 2016 PROOFLIKE 10Y 1 OZ  CHINA PANDA COIN

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$40 (2 bids)

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2014 2015 2016 SILVER PANDA 1 OZ COIN LOT

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$40 (2 bids)

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2012 & 2015 SILVER PANDA 1 OZ COIN LOT PROOF LIKE

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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2016 FIJI 1 OZ PROOF SILVER BULL SHARK COIN

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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2016 FIJI 1 OZ PROOF SILVER BULL SHARK COIN

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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2016 FIJI 1 OZ PROOF SILVER BULL SHARK COIN

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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2016 FIJI 1 OZ PROOF SILVER BULL SHARK COIN

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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GROUP OF MAO ZE TONG DECORATION

August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 27, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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Set of (2) 2008 10 Yuan Beijing China Silver Coins NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo

August 27, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 27, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 27, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Six Chinese Coins,

August 28, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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1918 India 1/4 Rupee Silver Coin.

August 27, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
ENGLEWOOD, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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12 Chinese zodiac animals Coins

August 27, 2016, 9:30 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Collection Chinese 900 year old Shipwreck coins

August 28, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD25 (starting bid)

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Twelve Chinese Coins

August 28, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD25 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 28, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Set of (2) 2008 10 Yuan Beijing China Silver Coins NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo

August 28, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 28, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 28, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 28, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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2011 China Panda Silver Coin 10 Yuan PCGS First Strike MS70

August 28, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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16 Old Chinese Silver Coins

August 28, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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10 oz Silver Round - (2014 Year of the Horse) #52666v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1/2 oz Silver Round -(2013 Year of the Snake) #52579v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1/2 oz Silver Round -(2014 Year of the Horse) #52606v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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5 oz Silver Round -(2014 Year of the Horse) #52659v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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2 oz Silver Round - (2013 Year of the Snake) #52636v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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2 oz Silver Round -(2014 Year of the Horse) #52641v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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2016 Niue 6 oz Silver Shaped Volcano Coin (Vesuvius Pompeii) #52517v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1 oz Silver Round -(2014 Year of the Horse) #52592v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1 oz Silver Round -(2013 Year of the Snake) #52591v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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10 oz Silver Round - (2013 Year of the Snake) #52665v3

August 30, 2016, 4:00 AM PST
Burbank, CA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Gartenhocker China Jingdezhen Porzellan

August 31, 2016, 1:00 PM CET
Wiesloch, Germany

€24 (starting bid)

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Chinese Commemorative Coin

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Chinese Commemorative Coin

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Commemorative Coins

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Chinese Second Series Literary Coin

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Coin

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese Jade Coins

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Metal Coin

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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1850's GOLD FANAM INDIAN STATES BU

September 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Leipsic, OH, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Chinese 24K Gold Coin

September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$3,000 (starting bid)

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Coin

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$350 (starting bid)

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China 1986 Panda 1/2 oz (.999) set in Onyx and a 14ct Gold Frame

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD1,100 (starting bid)

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India 1912 (B) Silver Rupee, Choice Uncirculated

September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Paddington, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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World Coins - Hong Kong - Victoria - 1889 - 5 Cents

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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World Coins - Hong Kong - Victoria - 1901 - 1 Cent

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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World Coins - India - Kushan Coin Moulds Group [4]

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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World Coins - India - William IV - 1835 - Rupee

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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