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China Fukien 10 Cash Custom House  1901 to 1905
China Fukien 10 Cash Custom House 1901 to 1905

This is a copper dragon coin from the Chinese Province of Fukien on the southeastern coast. The Krause catalog (KM Y# 97.1) indicates that there are two versions, one with F K CUSTOM HOUSE and one with FOO KIEN CUSTOM, with the former (pictured) the more common. Krause reports these approximate catalog values:

FK CUSTOM HOUSE
worn: $4 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50

FOO KIEN CUSTOM
worn: $150 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $450
fully uncirculated: $1000

So you see there is quite a difference between these two when it comes to value.

At CoinQuest we are far from experts in the many, many subtleties of Chinese coinage. Our favorite expert on the matter is Calgary Coin and you may want to contact them for better information.

Coin: 5122 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Jeff Zhu, Fri, 06-Aug-2010 03:06:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 14-Jul-2014 20:40:13 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 14-Jul-2014 20:40:13 GMT
Requester description: 1920 F.K CUSTOM-HOUSE 10 CASH
Tags: china fukien 10 cash custom house houses cabin k dragon fk foo kien dragons circle ring dot bead pearl star starburst circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed beaded period beading beads pionts point periods dots points pearls starrs stars burst

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