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Offline geoxxx

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2014, 05:06:09 AM »
I wish I could get my hands on some reasonably priced colorized lunars.
I think many of us a ready to jump on the 2015's as soon as they are released.


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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2014, 05:53:32 AM »
I am already listening to Chinese dealers say the goat issue is going to be expensive:) ............. 

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2014, 11:22:00 AM »
I wish I could get my hands on some reasonably priced colorized lunars.
I think many of us a ready to jump on the 2015's as soon as they are released.



The silver 1oz round Horse is still available for $150.

I think many buyers flock to silver 2/3 oz scallops and 1oz color lunars, but have you noticed how hard it is to buy silver round 1oz Lunars of earlier years (back to 1998 Tiger, the start of the 1oz round Lunar series)?

Prior to the strong appreciation of the 2009 Color Ox, and aside from the other expensive Color Lunar the 2006 Dog, the other post 2000-Lunar that rose to lofty prices has been the 1oz 2003 round Goat. I think in NGC 69 the Ox is most expensive, followed by the round 2003 Goat, using current prices.

Buyers may buy the scallop for low mintage, and colorized Lunars for attractive design, but assuming we may never know the official mintage numbers, are the 1oz rounds as plentiful as warranting a less than half price discount (current OMP) to the Color Lunar Horse?

You should still be able too find a spotfree sheet of 1oz round Horse Lunars for around $1500. Solid investment IMHO.

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2014, 02:36:02 PM »
All Lunar Horse Coins in 1oz silver size are available and easy to buy, dealers are making money by selling coins not by collecting.
Due to high prices buyer are turning their back on China lunar coins, there is little demand on overpriced coins when POS is diving in such depth.I have stopped buying new China Lunar coins because i feel bad when i got to pay 100€ for common mass production coins, my last purchased Lunar coins was colored Snake set but i waited for low prices, i was lucky and able to buy coloured Snake set for 220€ and that was maximum i was prepared to pay for.I like design of China lunar coins but i still must to work for my money and mintage don't justifies high prices, so i decided to simply wait for better prices or i dont purchase those coins at all, its all on distribution, if they want to sell coins prices must go dawn, otherwise no business.

Coloured Ox 1oz coin is part of first series colored round China 1oz silver coins, second series starts with Tiger but what about end of second coloured series, are there going to be another Ox design or is first lunar colored series collection with only 11 coins ?
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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2014, 03:19:36 PM »
We can try to rationalize all we want.... the reality is that I can't find a colorized Ox 70 at any reasonable price and the other lunars are remaining strong. 
If only the Pandas would have followed the same route.....

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2014, 05:27:25 AM »
What is reasonable price for you for PF70 Lunar Ox color today ?

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2014, 11:27:37 AM »
We can try to rationalize all we want.... the reality is that I can't find a colorized Ox 70 at any reasonable price and the other lunars are remaining strong. 
If only the Pandas would have followed the same route.....

It was always believed by a number of collectors that the Pandas were the export product and the Lunars would do well inside China. Its surprising how strong demand has been for the later Lunars, while the earlier Lunars starting in 1981 dont appreciate. Even if you argue the Color Lunars are doing the appreciation, thats not entirely accurate. The 2006 Color Dog hasnt appreciated like the 2009 Ox.

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2014, 11:28:44 AM »
Good Luck even finding one in PF 70 , and the round ox in PF 70 is impossible to find at any price I have been looking for years!

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2014, 11:57:06 AM »


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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #54 on: September 30, 2014, 11:58:26 AM »
I'm jealous

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #55 on: September 30, 2014, 01:18:18 PM »
It was always believed by a number of collectors that the Pandas were the export product and the Lunars would do well inside China. Its surprising how strong demand has been for the later Lunars, while the earlier Lunars starting in 1981 dont appreciate. Even if you argue the Color Lunars are doing the appreciation, thats not entirely accurate. The 2006 Color Dog hasnt appreciated like the 2009 Ox.

Agreed ,the 2006 Dog has been a fairly expensive coin for a while but has not gone down or up much ,I think the ox has kinda peaked........  I am mystified by the price action on the 2014 colored horse and even the 2011 rabbit and 2013 snake   a year ago you could buy a 2013 colored snake for less than issue apx $75-80 usd  now a  150usd  avg price out there .

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2014, 01:25:39 PM »
The silver 1oz round Horse is still available for $150.

I think many buyers flock to silver 2/3 oz scallops and 1oz color lunars, but have you noticed how hard it is to buy silver round 1oz Lunars of earlier years (back to 1998 Tiger, the start of the 1oz round Lunar series)?

Prior to the strong appreciation of the 2009 Color Ox, and aside from the other expensive Color Lunar the 2006 Dog, the other post 2000-Lunar that rose to lofty prices has been the 1oz 2003 round Goat. I think in NGC 69 the Ox is most expensive, followed by the round 2003 Goat, using current prices.

Buyers may buy the scallop for low mintage, and colorized Lunars for attractive design, but assuming we may never know the official mintage numbers, are the 1oz rounds as plentiful as warranting a less than half price discount (current OMP) to the Color Lunar Horse?

You should still be able too find a spotfree sheet of 1oz round Horse Lunars for around $1500. Solid investment IMHO.

I think they are a great investment at that price the 2002 round horse $600??  Raw

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2014, 11:13:42 PM »
I think the design of the 2002 round horse is great. Very edgy. It was one of the first post-2000 lunars I bought. How about the 2000 round Dragon? Its one of the more expensive lunars, despite Dragon years supposedly being much higher mintage.


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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2014, 10:29:28 PM »
If any member is interested in seeing pictures of some fake lunar coins, visit the following threads.

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=634.0

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=357.0

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=8844.0

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Re: chinese lunar prices heating up
« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2014, 05:43:23 PM »
Just noticed something the 2001 colorized snake s10y  is the only coin without a reeded edge in the series .........it has a smooth edge and the words year of the snake stamped all the way around the coin   interesting does anyone have any info on this?