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China (Republic) 10 and 20 Cash  1912 to 1920
China (Republic) 10 and 20 Cash 1912 to 1920

There are several 10 and 20 cash coins from China that have crossed flags and some of them, not all of them, say REPUBLIC OF CHINA. The one in our primary picture is from Hunan Province. There was also a short-lived republic (6 months during 1915-1916) which issued coins with similar patterns. The secondary picture further down this page shows another design that is often paired with the crossed flags.

Evaluating these coins is a complicated business. We can supply only very rough guidance on this page. If I knew of a good Chinese coin web site that had plenty of information about these coins, I would reference it here. But I do not know of such a web site. Chinese numismatics (coin collecting) is emerging as, perhaps, the next big area.

Values for these coins fall into two basic groups: low value and high value. It is beyond the scope of this page to differentiate specific coins because there are dozens of subtleties in pattern than can cause a shift from low to high.

LOW VALUE COINS
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10

HIGH VALUE COINS
worn: $10 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $100

Again, to discern high from low value coins, get a coin catalog at your library or bookstore. Be sure the catalog covers Chinese coins minted during the early 1900s.

Most of the 10 and 20 cash coins that you find today are well worn and, because of that, worth very little. If you have one or more coins with these patterns and it is in good condition with decent eye appeal, seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Coin: 2720 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Sweetpunkin007, Wed, 20-Jan-2010 10:53:35 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 09-Oct-2013 00:43:43 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 04-Apr-2013 20:06:45 GMT
Requester description: 1940 Do not know real date of coin. .The Republic of China . Twenty Cash Tree with leaves (front side) Chinese writting on back side with 2 flags in middle criss crossing in the middle. The writting in Chinese might have the date, I can not read Chinese sorry.
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