|image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin|
|image 2: obverse of the coin|
|image 3: chinese characters on the coin|
This coin was acquired at an antique shop at Kota Tinggi, Johor.
There are Chinese characters which were being etched by a sharp object onto this coin. As I am illiterate in Chinese, many thanks goes to blogger whycollect for helping me deciphering these Chinese characters.
The characters read as "Da Tou Xian", which he supposes the etcher wanted to imply "God of Longevity".
And another commentator, Kreditanstalt, had suggested that the characters "Da Tao Xian" could also lead to A Foreign's (Orang Puteh's) Cent. This is because the term "Xian" had been used to indicate "Cent" on early Hong Kong stamps and terms "Da Tao" is also used to indicate a foreigner.
It is quite interesting I suppose.
Collection of En Naseer.