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desiboyee

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I bought this Chinese paper money from eBay. The seller couldn't verify its authenticity but it was a beautiful note for a bargain price so I bought it.

Can someone please look at it and tell me more about this note (year, denomination, issuing bank, etc) and also your "best opinion" if this is a fake. The paper is quite thin (like silk) and almost transparent. No watermark. 

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desiboyee

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BTW the seller had it listed as "Qing Dy XianFeng 7rd Year Ministry 10000 Wen" but wasn't sure.
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lettow

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can you post a high resolution scan of the face?
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Sergei Aleksandrov

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For $10 you purchased a reproduction of a mid-19th century Chinese banknote.  The paper being somewhat transparent and without a texture is a giveaway.  In fact the paper looks similar to the parchment type paper used to reproduce 19th century American obsolete notes that perplex newb collectors on a daily basis.
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MEC2

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Originally Posted by desiboyee
The seller couldn't verify its authenticity


This is almost always a code word for Fakey McFakerton. 

The paper is a dead giveaway in this case. Oh well, at least it was only $10. If you'd have watched a movie with that $10, it'd already be over,  at least still have a reproduction of a note...
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desiboyee

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can you post a high resolution scan of the face?


Hi Lettow:

I am attaching a higher resolution of face as requested. Thanks for taking a look at it.


 
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desiboyee

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So the consensus is that the note is fake.
Which I kinda new just by how much I paid and...you always get what you pay for.

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Sergei Aleksandrov

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The real examples go for quite a bit more than $10.  Chinese paper money is hot now with the better economy there.  When I was in Beijing a few months ago I didn't have a chance to go shopping, but the 1st time I was there I bought whole bricks of small denomination paper money from the 1950s-1990s.
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