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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2016, 12:37:42 PM »
Mark, for early medals, high mintage =/= readily available. Some of the medals I listed in my Feng Yunming post had 3000-5000 mintage. But how often have they surfaced on the market? I know one eBay sale of the 12 piece set of the Exhibition of Archaeological Finds in Hong Kong (mintage 3000), and one sale of the 70th Anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution (mintage 15000), which I bought. Probably here and there you may run into one or another at shows or dealerships, but they are far from readily available.



I was told that the Chinese consider Feng semi official medals as private mint so most sets were melted or abused.  They are low quality anyhow.     I was also told that his 1979 Chinese Painting sets were seen maybe 4 times a year in the last 5 years.  His 1980 Navigation and 2 silver 1981 Lu Xun sets were seen on the market maybe 2 a year in the last 5 years.    Here is a recent ebay sale 111877670933.   Is this the same strike as the silver Archaeological set?   Is it real Feng?.....

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2016, 12:48:59 PM »
Quite a few medals sold last night by same seller, these have very few graded:


1990 China Silver Special Admin Region Hong Kong Aerial View Medal NGC PF68UC, Mintage 5000, $142.49

1994 China Silver 1oz Economic Zones Deng XiaoPing Standing Medal NGC PF68UC, $260

1994 China Silver 1oz Economic Zones Deng XiaoPing Bust Medal NGC PF69UC, $360




The (1990) Special Admin Region  HK Bay View & HK Ariel View are the same as the Hong Kong Scenery  Flag & Emblem.  NGC will fix the label error.    Last time i checked NGC has 5 sets and 2 singles for both titles or labels.    NGC 389649-006          NGC 2779056-013      The largest dealer in China says he has seen MAYBE 10 sets in the last 20 yrs.    Mr Ge 5,000 mint.    Unknown and undiscovered rare 2 silver medal set. ............i was also told these sets are extremely hard to find in Asia and when found they do are not for sale.....Any information?.....

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2016, 06:11:37 AM »


I was told that the Chinese consider Feng semi official medals as private mint so most sets were melted or abused.  They are low quality anyhow.     I was also told that his 1979 Chinese Painting sets were seen maybe 4 times a year in the last 5 years.  His 1980 Navigation and 2 silver 1981 Lu Xun sets were seen on the market maybe 2 a year in the last 5 years.    Here is a recent ebay sale 111877670933.   Is this the same strike as the silver Archaeological set?   Is it real Feng?.....

How many times has this been sold? http://www.ebay.com/itm/111884830429

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2016, 07:30:40 AM »
Seller said the buyer could not pay in time so he relisted it.   He upped the price so did he get more interest?...    Here is another aluminum set w/ Feng like design but different reverse...Ebay 181918862581.....   A member said this set could be given to visitors of the 1982 Canada-China Exhibition but no one knows for sure.   There are collectors/dealers in China researching the aluminum sets......

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2016, 10:39:37 AM »


I was told that the Chinese consider Feng semi official medals as private mint so most sets were melted or abused.  They are low quality anyhow.     I was also told that his 1979 Chinese Painting sets were seen maybe 4 times a year in the last 5 years.  His 1980 Navigation and 2 silver 1981 Lu Xun sets were seen on the market maybe 2 a year in the last 5 years.    Here is a recent ebay sale 111877670933.   Is this the same strike as the silver Archaeological set?   Is it real Feng?.....



The aluminum Archaeological set ebay 111884830429 w/ similar strike to Feng's silver Archaeological set  SOLD.   Congrats to the buyer....curious to see what the Chinese dealers/collectors research information is for both aluminum sets mentioned above......Lots of questions, few answers.....

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2017, 09:10:41 AM »
Ebay seller has some Feng archaeological medals.    Photos look like brass but i only know of silver.     2 sold for about $100 each.    2 Archaeological 12 pc sets sold on ebay 6 months ago? for about $1,000 and $1,100 so $100 each seems reasonable.
Ebay 382290068409      152795989912       2 medals sold and 3 listed.     Have no clue how many he has.    Ebay photos of 2 of his medals....

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2017, 11:15:51 AM »
Thanks for the pictures of the archaeological medals.  They do appear to be brass.  They are certainly in poor condition.  Although I want to purchase a set of archaeological silver medals, I have no interest in these brass medals. In the past, several collectors and coin dealers have told me to avoid any coins or medals which make me "uncomfortable" as to authenticity or condition.  These brass medals make me "uncomfortable."

Mark Bonke

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2017, 12:11:24 PM »
This is a six piece set. I have never seen any silver version of this set. Mine is gilt, too.

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2017, 12:27:09 PM »
Here are some pictures of the whole set, from the seller. It looks like some tourist souvenir.

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2017, 12:45:24 PM »
Thanks for the post.   Now i know what they are......

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Re: COIN VS MEDAL MCC
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 12:51:17 PM »
They are certainly in poor condition. 
Mark Bonke
Unfortunately they are always found in not-so-good condition. Mine are somewhat better. The medals were not placed in capsules, which leaves them exposed to all kinds of abuse, environmental or human.