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Sean Skyhawk
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Ever wondered what the glyphs on some of the more common chinese coins say?

http://magicdirect.com/media/catalog/pro......alt1.jpg

They're not Chinese, they're JAPANESE. 和同開珎. They actually represent Japan's oldest form of coinage, the Wadōkaichin. Check it out here!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wad%C5%8Dkaichin

The more you know...
Bill Hegbli
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Thanks I always wondered what those symbols meant.
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