Oriental coins, which come from the countries on the Asian continent, are not always easy to identify due to the lettering system, age of coins or even odd shapes. Fortunately, there are ways to identify the coins and find out some basic information about the coins. It is important to note that some Oriental charms look like coins, but they are not currency. Look for English lettering or numbers on the coins. In countries like Japan, newer coins often have numbers written them.
How to Identify, Price, and Value Old Coins
The identification of Chinese cast coins can be difficult, even for those who can read the characters. For the rest of us it can be a very frustrating experience. The purpose of this part of our site is to make the process easier. This will be a work in progress for some time to come, as we add more types. Eventually it will be fairly comprehensive, at least for the types that you are likely to encounter.
How to Identify Oriental Coins
Coins have been minted since the 6th century B. Although coin collecting has not been around as long, it is nonetheless a popular hobby for those interested in history and owning something potentially valuable. Knowing the history and worth of an old coin requires being able to identify it which can be difficult for new coin collectors.