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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #240 on: May 08, 2017, 03:09:33 PM »
Here is the recent auction (2/27/17) for a small stars/large date 1956 5 Fen PCGS MS67. The PCGS labelled it as small stars only, but the seller did mention it as small stars/large date. MS67 is a very high grade for this coin, since the coin was made with Al-Cu alloy, instead of Al-Mg-Mn alloy which is used for later Fen coins and has a higher hardness. Other 1956 5 Fen was believed made in 1960 (small stars) and 1969 (large stars), based on the sealed label of the original package from Shanghai Mint. (winning bid RMB 401 = US$58)

Here are the recent auction results of small stars (3/21/17) and large stars (4/21/17) for 1956 5 Fen PCGS MS68. (small stars, winning bid RMB 140 = US$ 20) (large stars, winning bid RMB 165 = US$ 25)

Therefore, there is a significant premium for small stars/large date over small stars and large stars versions.