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China (Empire) Tai Ching Ti Kuo Silver Coin (10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar)  1910 and 1911
China (Empire) Tai Ching Ti Kuo Silver Coin (10, 20, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar) 1910 and 1911

The area of Chinese coins -- if they are genuine and not counterfeit -- is one of the fastest growning areas in coin collecting. The coin pictured sounds to be your coin, Mike. Is it? There may be subtle differences, and those subtle differences can change value quite a bit. If you have a nice-looking coin like this, it is a good idea to seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. See this CoinQuest page if you have a copper coin like this.

The coin in the picture comes from Classical Numismatic Group and CoinQuest sincerely thanks these knowledgable people for use of their coin image. It is a Chinese Empire dollar, issued in 90 percent silver during 1908. Other 'Tai Chin Ti Kuo Silver Coin' denominations are 10 cents, 20 cents, and 50 cents. The catalogs assign decent value to these pieces, and we have adjusted them somewhat to bring values more in-line with recent auctions:

10 CENTS (18 mm diameter)
worn: $15 US dollars
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $400

20 CENTS (24 mm diameter)
worn: $20 US dollars
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $500

50 CENTS (32 mm diameter)
worn: $70 US dollars
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $800

DOLLAR (39 mm diameter)
worn: $50 US dollars
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $900

Use our Important Terminology link for a description of what 'catalog value' means.

One must beware of counterfeit coins. Counterfeiting is rampant today, especially with Chinese coins. Never buy or sell a Chinese coin unless you trust the other party implicitly. Check this CoinQuest link for a side-by-side comparison of real and fake Chinese silver dollars.

Coin: 2708 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Mike Norris, Tue, 19-Jan-2010 01:17:46 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:03:26 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 27-Dec-2012 17:01:54 GMT
Requester description: tai ching ti kuo silver coin. Chinese writing dragons on side with american writing as written above. 4 chinese words (emblems?) on top. 16 writing (emblems?) on opposite side 4 of which is in a center circle the others in an outside crrcle going afound the diameter.
Tags: china empire impire tai ching ti kuo silver 10 20 50 cent peny cents pennys pennies penny 1 dollar doller dol dollars dragon dragons dot beaded period beading beads pionts point periods dots points bead chin chine chian chinese chineese america american ameria ameri amirica oamerica americana amer 4 emblem emblams emblim emblems 16 offcenter off center centers centered circle an circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed pearl pearls

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