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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2012, 10:00:25 PM »
Hi,
What is the value in US Dollars of a China 1992 Mint Set (6 Coins) in China ?
What do you think the actual mintage of these China 1992 Mint Sets was ?
Are all 1 2 and 5 Fen coins in these China 1992 Mint Sets rare ?
Thanks -- Paul

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2012, 09:14:01 AM »
Hi,
What is the value in US Dollars of a China 1992 Mint Set (6 Coins) in China ?
What do you think the actual mintage of these China 1992 Mint Sets was ?
Are all 1 2 and 5 Fen coins in these China 1992 Mint Sets rare ?
Thanks -- Paul
It is quite a lot of time fr4om your question. But better later then never. You can buy 1992 set for cca 200$ bunc quality and 160$ for PROOF version. Selling price is about 20% lower or so.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2012, 09:17:38 AM »
There are varities in 1976 and 1979 for 1 fen series. To my knowledge, there is no varity for 2 fen series.
2000 is the last year for 2 and 5 fen sereis. There is rumor that 2011 may be the last year for 1 fen. IMO, China Mint is not going to issue any mint or proof sets for circulated fen coins. The cost of producing fen coin is more than its face value, similar to US cent, about 1.4 cent for penny.
Hi I am interested in fen coins you are selling on ebay, but the shipping costs are too high. What is hte price for registered letter.
I am ready to buy coins via this forum, no need for ebay if you want. If you have any other fen jiao coins for sale, please, PM me

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2012, 05:44:49 PM »
There are varities in 1976 and 1979 for 1 fen series. To my knowledge, there is no varity for 2 fen series.
Can anybody explain how to distinguish 1979 1 fen varieties. Is it a varities of the different mints?

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2012, 04:32:09 AM »
http://www.ebay.de/itm/251048630960?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

As I understand there are no 1 yuan unc coins in 1982, so this should be PROOF quality, shouldn`t it?

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2012, 06:05:57 AM »
http://www.ebay.de/itm/280878667970?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 I won the coin above.
I have a question about NCS and NGC grade for it. Can it get MSxx grade  after NCS servise?

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2012, 02:34:13 PM »
The dark spots may be sticky material and can be removed easily with acetone. You can soak coin in "baby oil"  (mineral oil) overnight to soften the tacky materail, then wash with acetone. 1962 2 fen is a key date and it is difficulty to find in UNC condition.  This coin is in AU/+ condition.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2012, 03:54:57 AM »
The dark spots may be sticky material and can be removed easily with acetone. You can soak coin in "baby oil"  (mineral oil) overnight to soften the tacky materail, then wash with acetone. 1962 2 fen is a key date and it is difficulty to find in UNC condition.  This coin is in AU/+ condition.
Hello, thanks for advice, after I receave the coin, will see if it needs to be cleaned. I consider it my best buy in last two years, to get  pre 1970 1 and 2 fen in good condition is really challenging and I am still missing some key dates in au quality.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2012, 07:01:14 AM »
The dark spots may be sticky material and can be removed easily with acetone. You can soak coin in "baby oil"  (mineral oil) overnight to soften the tacky materail, then wash with acetone. 1962 2 fen is a key date and it is difficulty to find in UNC condition.  This coin is in AU/+ condition.
Hello,
finally the condition of the coin was not that great so I will not try to clean it, i have a little better one in my collection. Sometimes the pics are better then coin in real and fortunatelly sometimes it is opposite on ebay.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2012, 05:29:45 AM »
Bob,

A list of the Fen coins, mintage, and mints is shown here:
http://modernchinacoins.com/modernchinacoins/1-FEN.html

Gregg
Gregg, good work with the site,
I just wondering about 1 fen mint in 1974, it seems to me, that Shanghai minted were in 1974 and not in 1973, is that true.
Very helpful info on how to distinguish the mints, btw

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2012, 05:36:27 AM »
There are varities in 1976 and 1979 for 1 fen series. To my knowledge, there is no varity for 2 fen series.
Hi poconopenn,
one more question. Could you post pics of 1 fen 1976 varieties or tell how to distinguish it.
And second question about 1979 1 fen coin, is it mint varieties9 circulating and mint se3t coins are from different mints), or  are there any other varieties? Thanks a lot for your valuable knowledge and sharing. I became a great fan of those small alu coins.
Is  a 100 $ I paid for 5 fen 1980 a good price or did I overpaid?

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2012, 05:41:51 AM »
And after refreshing this old topic I wanted to remind that the prices for NGC graded coins recently declined quite a bit, so I still have the chance to get older coins in unc quality.
I was also wondering why the price for the 2000 set is so much higher then other 1990th sets. Is it due to the fact that it is last set, millenium year, or due to old look of 1 yuan coin that is not even mentioned in Krause catalog?

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2012, 07:17:13 AM »
Can anybody explain how to distinguish 1979 1 fen varieties. Is it a varities of the different mints?

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_696fb3eb0100vr6z.html

While not a 1979 1 Fen, the first 2 varieties are the same for 1979 1 Fen.

First type usually minted by Shanghai Mint and the second type usually minted by Shenyang Mint.

And after refreshing this old topic I wanted to remind that the prices for NGC graded coins recently declined quite a bit, so I still have the chance to get older coins in unc quality.
I was also wondering why the price for the 2000 set is so much higher then other 1990th sets. Is it due to the fact that it is last set, millenium year, or due to old look of 1 yuan coin that is not even mentioned in Krause catalog?

The 2000 mint set is key to complete the 3rd series circulation coin. The 2 & 5 Fen are scarce. The 1 Jiao and 1 Yuan can only be found in the mint set, with low mintage of 320000 (inclusive of 20000 of proof set)

I read many of the 2000 proof set were water stained due to flood.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2012, 09:40:29 AM »
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_696fb3eb0100vr6z.html

While not a 1979 1 Fen, the first 2 varieties are the same for 1979 1 Fen.

First type usually minted by Shanghai Mint and the second type usually minted by Shenyang Mint.

The 2000 mint set is key to complete the 3rd series circulation coin. The 2 & 5 Fen are scarce. The 1 Jiao and 1 Yuan can only be found in the mint set, with low mintage of 320000 (inclusive of 20000 of proof set)

I read many of the 2000 proof set were water stained due to flood.
Many thanks for the link, Pity that it is in google translator not everything is clear, but now I see that the price list on coins001 mentiones 1fen 1979 Shanghai and Shenyang varieties. And 1972 and 1978 1 fen are different , smth like mixed variety.
So in total there is 103 coins by years and 12 coins as recognized varieties.
It was interesting to know about 2000 sets, it might be true.
But still, I cannot understand some of the varieties and 1 fen 1976 is one I would like to know, any help will appreciate.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2012, 02:47:02 AM »
For the Fen coins, there really are only 3 major varieties (Mint) for the first series.

Some don't consider the 1956 5 Fen big/small star a variety but that is different matter.

I do not know there is varieties found for 1976 1 Fen.