Coin and Paper Money Collecting/identify a coin

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Question
Sir,
I am planning to bid for the following coin but I am not sure about it being real or not.
So I'll be really gratefull if you can tell me something regarding this.
Thanking you

http://www.ebay.in/itm/CHINA-PROOF-Silver-Gold-Plated-BI-Metal-DROGON-ON-FRONT-/

Answer
Hello Prashant,

In my opinion this coin was not minted by the Chinese government. The bi-metal coins made by the official mints in china are silver and gold - they are not plated. The official coins have dates written in Arabic numerals and they put the gold and silver purity on the coin.

This is a novelty coin and in my opinion it has no value.  

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David McConaghy

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I can answer most questions about coin identification, grading and counterfeit detection. I can answer questions about US and Foreign coins & currency, ancient coins too.

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30 years experience as a collector and dealer in rare coins ANA Numismatic Scholar Owner of New England Coin Exchange I have been buying and selling coins in RI for over 30 years

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Professional Coin Grading Service - PCGS National Guaranty Corporation - NGC American Numismatic Association - ANA

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Numismatic Scholar Certificate - American Numismatic Association BSEE - New England Institute of Electronics

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