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Offline Mirkkanen

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Silver Piedfort 'Grotto' Coins
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:58:24 PM »
I have lots of questions about these beautiful 2 ounce coins, so here we go . . .

1) What were the approximate issue prices for the earlier editions, those of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004?
2) Does anyone here collect them?
3) What is their popularity like in China? Are they sought after or considered special?
4) Does anyone have some for sale at a reasonable price?  :drool:

Feel free to answer mine, or post your own questions here.




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Re: Silver Piedfort 'Grotto' Coins
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 09:19:06 PM »
I'm not aware there is a 2000 "grotto" 2oz round sviler.  Are you referring to the rectangle shape? Got pictures?

Here is my note on the others:

2001 Chinese Grotto Art - Mogao (Dunhuang) Grottoes
2009 -> US$300

2002 Chinese Grotto Art - Longmen Grottoes
2009 -> US$120

2004 Chinese Grotto Art - Maijishan Grottoes
2011 -> $300

2010 Chinese Grotto Art - YunGang Grottoes
2010 -> $450

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Re: Silver Piedfort 'Grotto' Coins
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 09:30:11 PM »
Ithink I assumed the 2000 issues were similar in shape/size, so let's forget about 2000 since they came in the larger rectangular sizes.

I'm not sure I understand your "note." Are the numbers you're providing their issue prices? When you list 2009, was $300 the price for the coins in 2009? Very confused, but ready to understand. Point me toward the light . . .

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Re: Silver Piedfort 'Grotto' Coins
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 09:35:53 PM »
"2009 -> US$300" means in 2009 the average market price was around $300.