Are these Chinese coins genuine or fake?

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  1. TreasureHunter

    TreasureHunter Well-Known Member

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    What types of coins are these? Are they all made of silver?

    I got a few as gift from someone, but all coins are magnetic (they still fast like glue to magnets) and have somewhat a rough look:

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    The coins don't look like silver: they have an aluminium-like pail tone, but they stick to magnet (strongly!), but they don't feel, nor sound like silver. They look a bit like trinkets, could be replicas (plausible).

    They are lighter than nicket or steel. Probably some alloy.

    Some sources on the internet:
    https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide...dollar-y-212-331907-cuid-1047511-duid-1309752
    https://www.coinarchives.com/w/results.php?search=manchurian

    I can find photos of several similar coins, but I don't know whether these are genuine or not, because:
    - even if they're not silver, theoretically, they could be genuine and valuable
    - they could be a rare version of a genuine coin
    - I was unable to find clear description/presentation on the internet about: what they're supposed to look like/be made of/weigh etc.

    What do you think?

    Rare expensive coins or cheap fakes?
     
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  2. whay

    whay Well-Known Member

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    Cheap fakes
     
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    Wow! Really?

    Why do you think so?
     
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    I know that real silver doesn't stick to magnets!

    But they could still be genuine: what if they're not even supposed to be silver? Were there any versions made of "cheaper" metals?
     
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