Real or fake?

Hello everyone, 

I just found this in my grandpa's house while cleaning it. 

I don't know anything about it. 

Is it real? 

Thank you in advance 

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  • Hello,Kleanthos! You are greek,aren't you?! My friend,even if the coin is that of your grand-pa(and so,it is not a possible recent ''China made'' counterfeit) it seems to be a fake/fantasy coin. I say this because an important world coins catalogue,the KM,doesn't give any officially minted TAEL,for the Anhwei Province of China,in the 19-20 centuries... Sorry!😢

    To see,at least,if the coin's metal is silver(as it should be! ; but I doubt it is!) you may do the magnet test: good silver NEVER sticks to a magnet! Even if the coin passes this test,you still cannot be yet 100% sure that it is silver made... There are other non-magnetic metals,besides silver. However,this test is a good start for ''investigating''.


  • Hello Andi!

    I am Greek indeed. I was 99% sure that it was gonna be fake.

    I tried a magnet and it didn't stick...so if at least is silver, is 33 gramms :)

    Thank you very much for the info!!!

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