MACAU 100 patacas 1984 Year of the Rat


MACAU, 100 patacas, 1984, Singapore mint, Obverse: rat,silver, 0.841 ozT, KM29, NGC MS67

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The Ming Jia Qing Emperor leased the territory to the Portuguese in 1557. In 1887 it was made a colony. It was returned to China in 1999. Main industry for many decades has been casinos.

The big player in East Asia is China of course. Then there is Japan and Korea throw in Mongolia. South of China and east of India but not including for the most part the islands to the east is what we call Southeast Asia. From Burma to Malaya there have been a series of local kingdoms for about 2000 years. Russia with its Asian Siberia doesn’t count. We consider it part of Europe.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here generally the round flat shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern” though varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies and then they switched over to “modern coins” then they went toward paper money now we’re all going toward digital a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins to which the KM numbers refer.