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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #165 on: March 18, 2015, 05:07:45 AM »
Thank you. Your answer is highly appreciated!

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #166 on: March 18, 2015, 05:19:36 AM »
This is mine it looks uncirculated, but still will not get high grade, and cannot cost even tenth of the highest price that was mentioned by pjleung

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #167 on: March 19, 2015, 03:25:46 PM »
Another question: I have a 2 Fen coin from 1956 and a 5 Fen coin from 1957. I brought them both back home from a visit to China in 1958 so they are more or less unc. Do they have any value? Greatful for all and any help I can get.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #168 on: March 19, 2015, 10:39:23 PM »
They don't worth much if they are ungraded, for the 2 Fen graded from MS63 to MS68 priced  about 200-1200 RMB, and for the 57's 5 Fen priced about 150-900  RMB, according coin001.com report.

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #169 on: March 20, 2015, 03:25:36 AM »
Thank you for taking the time to answer. As I am new to this, I may ask stupid questions but where and how can I get them graded, what's the cost?

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #170 on: March 20, 2015, 08:11:16 AM »
For details about coin grading services go to ngccoins.com or pcgs.com

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #171 on: March 20, 2015, 08:58:23 AM »
Thank you Pjleung. You have been most helpful. Very much appreciated

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #172 on: March 20, 2015, 12:49:12 PM »
Thank you for taking the time to answer. As I am new to this, I may ask stupid questions but where and how can I get them graded, what's the cost?


Welcome to the forum.

Please post the pictures of your 1956 2 fen and 1957 5 fen. The cost of grading may be higher than the value of coin for most semi-key date, if the coin is graded less than MS63.

There are many altered key date fen coins in the market. IMO, your 1961 1 fen is an altered coin from 1991 which is a common date. Please see the attached pictures. First picture was copied from your coin and second picture was copied from aragog's coin. Your coin has a thinner 1 than aragog's and the size matches 1 in 1991. The 6 in your coin does not match the 6 in aragog's and the surrounding area and edges, even your picture is not high resolution, is not smooth and shows many cavities.  

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #173 on: March 20, 2015, 03:06:09 PM »
First of all I need to say: you people in here are extremely helpful and I value your time and knowledge.
I will gladly Post pic's of the 2 and 5 fen coins but they are at my other place so it can't be done until mid next week. Here are better high resolution pic's of my 1 fen 1961? fen

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #174 on: March 20, 2015, 04:47:28 PM »
Found pic's of the 2 and 5 Fen coins on my computer. Opinions and approximate please!
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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #175 on: March 20, 2015, 06:37:30 PM »
Found pic's of the 2 and 5 Fen coins on my computer. Opinions and approximate value please!

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #176 on: March 20, 2015, 07:14:08 PM »

Here are some Taobao listings for these two coins. You can determine the value by comparing the conditions of your own coins to those for sale. The price is in Chinese Yuan, which is 6.2 to one dollar.

1956-2 fen: http://s.taobao.com/search?q=1956%C4%EA2%B7%D6%D3%B2%B1%D2&commend=all&ssid=s5-e&search_type=mall&sourceId=tb.index&spm=a215z.7106357.5803581.d4908513

1957-5 fen: http://s.taobao.com/search?q=1957%C4%EA5%B7%D6%D3%B2%B1%D2&js=1&stats_click=search_radio_all%253A1&initiative_id=staobaoz_20150321

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #177 on: March 21, 2015, 12:34:26 PM »
Thank you, that was very helpful! N31

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #178 on: March 21, 2015, 09:13:05 PM »
Hey svenja…Do you have any (perhaps coin related) stories about China in 1958? Was it any different then than now?

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Re: Peoples Repulic of China Fen coins
« Reply #179 on: March 22, 2015, 03:52:54 AM »
Hi. Back in 1958 I was working on a tanker carrying gasoline and oil to China. It was unloaded in the city of Whampoa, a suburb of the old Kanton. That's where I got the coins. Back then everyone was wearing the same clothes, men and women alike. The colour was gray, brown or dark green. Next time I visited china was 50 years later. 2009. What a shock-- I met a modern society with cars, cabs, city lights and skyscrapers of very impressive architecture, Beijing made Chicago, New York or L.A look "out of date". It was just a totally, shockingly, different country. China as I remembered it was gone and a new, modern country had risen from the ashes. Just wish I had known back then that I should have filled my trunk with coins!.