VINTAGE Chinese BRASS COIN Dragons FOCAL Pendant 43mm pkg1 1970 M67
Vintage Chinese brass coin with dragons on one side and Chinese characters on the other side.
I believe this coin is representational of coins of the Qing Dynasty (Yongzheng AD 1723 - 1735)
In the late 1970s my husband was in Taiwan on one of our very first buying trips and was lucky enough to find a number of these brass coins which are reproductions of antique coins. The stamping is ornate and in high relief.
Chinese coins have always been associated with wealth and prosperity for hundreds of years and are often carried as lucky pieces. Although such coins have not actually been made as money by a Chinese government for almost 100 years, they have been duplicated because of their significance as an important role in the practice of any Fen Shui cures involving increasing wealth or money energy!
Many of the ancient coins had square holes like this reproduction and were associated with special charm qualities. Often, these coins were given to children in olden times as lunar New Year money .
These coins were also considered to represent good luck because they commemorated a reign lasting for sixty years which is a complete cycle of the traditional Chinese calendar and thus symbolic of a long life.
Traditionally, these coins also acted as a keepsake or pledge of love between a man and a woman. Some women would even wear one of these coins tied to their hand in lieu of a gold engagement ring.
This coin is a substantial piece of solid brass measuring approximately 1 3/4 across ( approximately 43 mm ).Price is for this ONE coin.
**If you love the look of this coin, I have another one listed that is a bit larger and with the Chinese zodiac on it so please have a look**
We 100% guarantee this solid brass coin to be a vintage reproduction from at least the 1970s if not earlier and purchased by us in Taiwan.
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Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!