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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011, 02:33:25 PM »
Dragons of all countries will sell very well.  By the end of the year, and even right away profits will be realized.  Buy all the dragons with mintage caps and reasonable price over spot that you can.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011, 02:37:30 PM »
Incorrect. Tiger to Chinese means courageous, honesty, protector, wisdom (ability to plan and see far in the future like many of us here), honorable, energetic,  but stubborn & arrogant. It can also mean strong willed / minded (in a good and bad way).

Tigers "stuff" are put at home as protectors of Loved ones. Pretty much just like why modern day chinese buy Mao Emblems for superstitious protection, they simply their fierceness of the Tiger and Mao will scare all evil and bad things away....


Thanks for clarifying on that one, glad to hear it

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011, 02:40:11 PM »
One reason for this dragons have a much wider appeal than just the lunar series base.  There are many people who collect dragons, and not the lunar series.  I am one of these people.  I find the lunar series very boring, but dragons are on a whole other level.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011, 03:22:26 PM »
buynicethings:  Could you be specific and name the dragon coins and year?  Would be of great help to new collectors. .....

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2011, 04:01:42 PM »
there were only two years for PRC coins so far: 1988 and 2000, both look magnificient, unfortunately I don`t have any yet. In a month we will know the design, can`t wait.
I like dinos coins of 1995 as well.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2011, 04:33:24 PM »
The 1988 Dragon 1oz gold could also be attractice for theses reasons:
The next "1oz gold" lunar Dragon "could" be issue in 2024...None has been issue
in 2000 and no plan for 2012; a span of 36 years minimum! A popular theme (and weight) both worlds. Less than 2.5 over spot.  Mintage: 10k. A rare twin Dragons design. And a gorgeous piece of art.
One reason for this dragons have a much wider appeal than just the lunar series base.  There are many people who collect dragons, and not the lunar series.  I am one of these people.  I find the lunar series very boring, but dragons are on a whole other level.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2011, 06:10:55 PM »
Try all one oz Perth mint dragons, although I believe they may already be sold out.  Royal Australian mint has proof with 10k mintage for 54usd.  I believe this is a good buy, but not as good as Perth.  I would not recommend the royal Canadian mint issue very expensive.  Their lotus coin is very beautiful though.  Singapore has excellent dragon medals, but USA shipping is around $50. 
I am not sure of any other countries yet.  Some may be very hard to secure especially at reasonable prices because they will have to be purchased through middle men like panda America.  Sorry iPhone response

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2011, 09:46:16 PM »
Tigers and Dragons will always be Arch Enemies, and Tiger will always be the underdog....... I collect Tigers as its one of my favorite animal.

Despite being the most popular series in the Chinese Market, I have to agree to someone mentioning that its kind of boring.... I also find the new Lunar series not that pretty and lacking in Chinese cultural artistic taste. Eg. the 1998 Tiger series is just out right beautiful, the 2010 Tiger looks like some transformer toy package design, which I have to say I find it very disappointing.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2011, 11:52:11 AM »
Yeah, the Perth Mint Dragon Proofs are sold out.  I waited patiently for them but came across too many obstacles so decided to purchase other Chinese coins and silver bullion instead since I had a hard time acquiring them.  Ohh well, just gives me more ammo for the Chinese Dragon due out in Dec of this year but I fear we shall see HUGE premiums for them if the Perth Mint Dragons are any indication, cheers. 

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2011, 11:57:31 PM »


Despite being the most popular series in the Chinese Market, I have to agree to someone mentioning that its kind of boring.... I also find the new Lunar series not that pretty and lacking in Chinese cultural artistic taste. Eg. the 1998 Tiger series is just out right beautiful, the 2010 Tiger looks like some transformer toy package design, which I have to say I find it very disappointing.

The lunar series that I actually really like are the scallop 1/2 gold and 2/3 oz silver lunar series from 93-2004.  Mintage was only 2300 for gold and 6800 for silver. At first I wasn't sure about the shape, but in hand the scallop shape is really quite beautiful (a lot better than the fan, blah!) I also really like the different pagodas on the back. This is much more attractive than the plain backs of the 88-99 series.  I just wish they hadn't mixed things up in 2002 when they went to the 1 oz.