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Netherlands East Indies, 19th-century Chinese imitation of a "rider" ducatoon, date "767S" and nonse

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Netherlands East Indies, 19th-century Chinese imitation of a  rider  ducatoon, date  767S  and nonse
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This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 02 @ 22:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Netherlands East Indies, 19th-century Chinese imitation of a "rider" ducatoon, date "767S" and nonsense legends, with chopmarks and regulation plug, rare. 32.83 grams. Toned VF with even circulation wear, parts of rims weak (as made), a fascinating imitation issue with blundered reverse legend in mirror retrograde, holed (presumably to test silver content) then plugged and regulated, the accompanying old tag indicating purchase by an American soldier serving with Chiang Kai-Shek's anti-communist army near Shanghai in 1946. We note a similar piece in gold, attributed to the Banjarmasin area of Southern Borneo circa 1830, was sold by Glendining in 1960 and again by Heritage in September of 2008 (lot 21900) for $27,000. Rare and fascinating with good provenance. With original tag stating the coin was "Purchased in Shanghai - May 1946."