Illinois scientists find rare coin in Kenya

This Feb. 8, 2013 provided by The Field Museum in Chicago shows a rare, 600-year-old Chinese coin that scientists from Illinois discovered on the Kenyan island of Manda. The museum announced the discovery Wednesday, March 13, 2013, The coin is made of copper and silver and has a square hole in the center so it could be worn on a belt. Scientists say it was issued by Emperor Yongle of China who reigned from 1403-1425 during the Ming Dynasty. (AP Photo/Courtesy The Field Museum, John Weinstein)CHICAGO (AP) — Scientists from Illinois have found a rare, 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda.