Message from Ralf Müller (10-Jan-02):
I am a colector of German colonial items from
Tsingtau - papermoney, coins, tokens,
medails and other things.
The token could be used by Tsingtau brewery
Message from Howard A. Daniel III (17-Dec-01):
It appears the Chinese characters are "bank route" or "bank location".
Counterstamps of this type are extremely rare on any token, and even
for a non-silver or non-gold piece. Would this token have been used in a
foreign (maybe German) colony or section of a city in China? Would the
banks in a location all be located on one street or one area of the colony
or city? A very interesting piece!!!!!! And it probably requires more
research to confirm the characters and their meaning.