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Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Boba Debt, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ever since Phil posted pictures of the real coins I have been working on an image that combines the front and back on to one image.

    I sharpened and brightened the images and made them all the same size.

    It has taken me a long time, I have been doing one coin a day when I had the time.

    I know of at least one coin that's repeated so my image will not include the repeat and another looks repeated but I would like to discuss that.

    I will post that info below.

    I am going to use this image to build my collection and I hope some of you can use it as well.

    Most of the images are not very clear, however, I plan to incorporate my own images as I complete my collection.

    If you have very clear images of any of the coins please contact me at bobadebt@ec.rr.com of post them below.


    Here is the combined image

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    Thanks
     
  2. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very Shiny. It would be great if someone also identify each of the coins, unless this is something you are doing as well? I stink at matching things like that on Ebay, after looking at about 10 or so they all blend together... :(
     
  3. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    These are the coins I believe are repeated

    The Blue R indicates the coin that I know is repeated and the red R indicates the coin that I think is repeated

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    If you have programs that can make these images more clear please work with them and post your results below.

    Thanks
     
  4. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What type of identification are you looking for?

    I have found that sellers do not use any standard way to list these so the only way to get them is to just look at all the auctions and pay attention to the key details.

    Some coins have many slight character variations which can trip you up.

    You also have border variations and even size variations.
     
  5. FETTCLONE

    FETTCLONE Well-Known Member

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    I've added links to large close-ups of all coins that I've been able to find so far in Phil's post. They may also help here.

    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...l=original+coin

    Looks like we're on the same page. I'm pretty sure those coins were duplicates, too. I'm under the impression that the "2 mace and 7 candareens" coins may be small variations (different province names?). Anyone care to verify? I can't quite tell from the original pics.
     
  6. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here is a perfect example of the variations that can trip you up:

    The first coin from your site looks like the 10th coin from my image but the real coin has no center detail and it has a "floral" detail repeated on both sides of the center.

    It also has 6 characters acroos the top and bottom instead of 4 also there are small character variations such as the third one on the bottom has 2 dashes instead of 3.

    Now the second from your site is dead on.
     
  7. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  8. Darth Vindus

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    Ok

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    Keep in mind I'm no coin expert, and I only started researching this month.
    This info will help you find these specific coins on Ebay, BUT the prices will be high when the sellers know what they have.

    As far as I can tell all the coins are from the Qing or Manchu Dynasty.

    Coin 1 - Empress Dowager Cixi / Queen Cixi
    Coin 2 - Sun Yat-Sen Birth of the Republic of China
    Coin 3 - Yuan Shih-K'ai Silver dollar
    Coin 4 - Sun Yat-sen
    Coin 5 - Sun Yat-sen
    Coin 6 - 1-Dollar Sun Yat Sen Standard Silver coin.
    Coin 7 - Yuan Shih-K'ai / flying dragon
    Coin 8 -
    Coin 9 - French Indo-China Piastre Coin
    Coin 10 -
    Coin 11 - Kiangnan silver dollar 7 Mace 2 Candareens (canÂ’t see which province from pic)
    Coin 12 - Kiangnan silver dollars 7 Mace 2 Candareens (canÂ’t see which province from pic)
    Coin 13 –
    Coin 14 –
    Coin 15 – One Yen 416-900
    Coin 16 –
    Coin 17 – 7 Mace 2 Candareens (different color for some reason and can’t see which province from pic)
     

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