Fake Coins and Rare Coins

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Fake Coins and Rare Coins

Postby Joannie » 01 Jul 2004, 14:44

Recently I got a strange coin as change from a guotie vendor... It was a 20 yuan coin... now I've asked my grandma and several other natives about this and everyone has been awed by my 20 yuan coin... and my grandma has been telling me about counterfeit money that has been circulating lately...

but... WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD COUNTERFEIT A 20 YUAN COIN!? The making of the coin would probably cost more than 20 yuan!!! Is it just me, or is this a lame conterfeit...????
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Postby Traveller » 01 Jul 2004, 14:48

Probably not a fake, there is a 20NT$ coin within the legal currency.
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Postby Rascal » 01 Jul 2004, 14:54

Note that from today onwards the old bi-color 50NT coins are not valid currency anymore, so check your change carefully.
I also managed to "collect" a few Chinese Riminbi from Taxi drivers which look very similar to the 10NT coins.
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Postby Joannie » 01 Jul 2004, 15:08

There is a NT$20 coin? I've never seen such a thing and this is my 8th time to Taiwan... and my grandmother has lived her for over 70 years and never seen one and my teacher as Shi-Da also has never seen one before... are they collectors items?

Yeah. I know about the old 50NT coins... the new 50NT are much cooler looking... shiny... :D
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Postby wolf_reinhold » 01 Jul 2004, 15:23

NT$20 COIN
Composition : Ring: Cu, Ni, Al Alloy; Core: Cu, Ni Alloy
Diameter : 26.85 mm
Weight : 8.5 gms
Issued time : July 9th, 2001
Obverse Design : The portrait of Mr. Mona Rudao, an Indigenous Tribal Resistance hero, and the Wusahe Memorial Commemorating the Indigenous Tribal Resistance during the Japanese occupation.
Reverse Design : The traditional canoes used by the Yami tribe.
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Postby Joannie » 01 Jul 2004, 15:33

WOW! I just found the info on the Central Bank of China site -- WHOA!! It IS real!!! I can't believe it... because my grandmother has never even seen it before! I guess it's rare??

http://www.cbc.gov.tw/EngHome/eissue/Ne ... Dollar.asp
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Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 01 Jul 2004, 15:43

Now I saw that website I do remember them seeing before, there can't be that many of them.
Never seen a 1/2NT coin before though.
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Postby Ben » 01 Jul 2004, 16:57

Big Fluffy Birthday Boy wrote:Now I saw that website I do remember them seeing before, there can't be that many of them.
Never seen a 1/2NT coin before though.


I haven't seen a 1/2NT coin in circulation since the late '80s or early '90s. I've got a couple that I saved though.
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Postby wolf_reinhold » 01 Jul 2004, 17:17

Oh you people...you can get a bag of 1/2 NT coins if you want. Just go to the main post office. Even branches have some of them. It is the only place where they are given out, obviously, because of the need to compensate for irregular stamp amounts.
NT$20 coin rare? Not rare enough to be worth much. Hell, you can get a NT$10 paper bill for NT$20. (Remember them? They look like today's red NT$100.)
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Postby 914 » 01 Jul 2004, 19:16

When I first got the $200 NT bill as change I told the vendor, "Stop playing!" (Bie kai wan shiao la!)

Now whenever I get a $200 NT, I spend it as soon as I can. Something about a green $200NT dollar bill just looks fake to me!
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