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LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« on: February 03, 2012, 05:10:50 AM »
Hi All

I am new to this forum.  I have the following chinese lunar coins and I wondered if anyone here could give me an approx value of them?

Chinese Lunar Year of Rabbit 1999
2 encapsulated in original box coins with proof of issue card with issue number
both coins are 1 ounce silver


Chinese Lunar Year of Tiger 1998
2 encapsulated in original box coins with proof of issue card with issue number
both coins are 1 ounce silver

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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Re: LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 03:52:14 PM »
I moved this to the lunar coins forum so people can find it easier. Last month's  Pricepedia says they're worth between $425 and $718, depending on the details.

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Re: LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 01:08:59 AM »
Thanks Badon, sorry I wasn't sure where to post.  Is it possible to move the photos here as well?

Do you mind answering the following?

Do you know if these are worth this even though they are minted by Zambia and Republica Tome?

Is this the price per set or per coin?

Thank you



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Re: LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 01:28:37 AM »
I believe that Badon assumed they were Chinese issued when he responded with the Pricepedia price. I also believe that these coins are worth their silver melt value, maybe a few percentage points higher to all but the citizens of the issuing countries. These coins are not equal in value to their Chinese lunar brethren because Zambia and San Tome are not furiously buying gold and silver or their country's coins back from other countries like Chinese citizens are doing.

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Re: LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 01:41:44 AM »
Mirkkanen is correct. Where are the photos?

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Re: LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 01:43:48 AM »
they are in the what's it worth section

thanks both, so they are not really worth keeping to give to my daughter, which was my original thought.

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Re: LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 01:46:14 AM »
They're nothing special I'm afraid (although I've never seen them before  :biggrin:)

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Re: LUNAR COINS 1998 & 1999
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 03:31:45 PM »
Found the other part of this discussion, with photos, here:

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=5029.0