1916 China S$1 L&M-942 Y-332 Hung Hsien
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Here is a coin I submitted a long time ago when I was substantially more naive about the intricacies of counterfeit coins. I do not recall where I got it from or I would list the source. The coin by all appearances seems to be silver, but I never had it tested. The first indications that it is counterfeit are the weight (30.55 grams) and diameter (40.43 mm). The weight should be 26.8 grams and it should have a diameter of 39 millimeters. The second indication is the lack of detail. According to NGC, this is the 7th most counterfeited Chinese coin (https://www.ngccoin.com/resources/counterfeit-detection/top/chinese/7/).  

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56 minutes ago, Just Bob said:

And now, with years more experience under your belt, you probably would not have to give it, or one like it, a second glance to know it was fake. I hope that lesson was not a costly one.

If I had to guess I likely picked this thing up when I was maybe 15? Now with over a decade of additional experience, I would not take a second glance at it. I did not have a code on the flip so I can’t say for sure, but given my age, I doubt I paid much of anything for it. I am sure I had other more deserving coins that needed to be graded at the time. A lesson well learned. 

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On 4/3/2019 at 9:41 AM, coinsandmedals said:

Here is a coin I submitted a long time ago when I was substantially more naive about the intricacies of counterfeit coins. I do not recall where I got it from or I would list the source. The coin by all appearances seems to be silver, but I never had it tested. The first indications that it is counterfeit are the weight (30.55 grams) and diameter (40.43 mm). The weight should be 26.8 grams and it should have a diameter of 39 millimeters. The second indication is the lack of detail. According to NGC, this is the 7th most counterfeited Chinese coin (https://www.ngccoin.com/resources/counterfeit-detection/top/chinese/7/).  

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I have 1 of this version too. as i know this version of Flying Dragon Coin could be genuine too. People are auctioning it today at $1M HKD today.

can you please check mine on above post? Thanks!

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