I googled the above subject and came across you. I enlarged the coin so that I could see the picture on the coin you found in your garden. It is similar. Instead of one dragon there are two. I am not interested in its value only curious how it got in the bag of coins i inherited. This is the first coin Ive researched. My dad was in the Korean war and I can only think that it came home via him. Silly question and forgive my ignorance but Im grasping at straws.
I think I vaguely remember someone asking a question about a coin they found in their garden and I was able to identify it as a Hupeh province 10 cash.
The one you describe with two dragons does sound pretty unusual. I would really need to a see a clear picture of the coin to be able to give you any useful info. Would you be able to attach a clear picture of it to a follow-up question?
My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins.
I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them.
I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.
Collector of world coins since early childhood. Access to a variety of auction records and reference material. You can also find me on Facebook.
Education/Credentials A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).