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Offline davidjoo

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gold coin value
« on: October 17, 2010, 05:40:30 AM »
hi to all experts,
can anyone tell me the value of these 2 goin coins?
1) 1988 Endangered Wildlife gold coin (1st issue), $100, 8g, 916 gold content, proof
2) 1989 Chinese Year of the Snake gold coin, $150, 8g, 916 gold content, proof
both come with box & coa.
thanks in advance

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Re: gold coin value
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 12:44:24 PM »
The first coin is often called the "golden hair monkey" coin. Knowing what it's called helped me search ebay for the coin. Here's what I found available:

$519 (sold)
http://cgi.ebay.com/1988-8g-gold-coin-wildlife-golden-monkey-/370428629112?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item563f445078

$589
http://cgi.ebay.com/1988-8g-gold-coin-wildlife-golden-monkey-/270647834858?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f03de38ea

$500 (0 bids)
http://cgi.ebay.com/1988-100-YUAN-GOLDEN-HAIRED-MONKEY-NGC-PR69UCAM-COA-BOX-/150508164649?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230afc5629

$599
http://cgi.ebay.com/China-1988-100-Yuan-Golden-Haired-Monkey-NGC-PF69-UC-/120624555241?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c15c8a4e9

$4980 for 10 ($498 each)
http://cgi.ebay.com/10-x-1988-8g-gold-coin-wildlife-golden-monkey-/270638138044?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f034a42bc

As you can see, the uncertified coins are offered for sale from $498 to $589. To buy the coin outside ebay, you should be able to get it for the lower end of that range. The premium quality coins that have been certified by NGC as PF69 Ultra Cameo are much more expensive, but since there's a top-grade specimen currently available for $500 with zero bids, I think that puts a top-end value on your wildlife coin at about $500.

For the 1989 snake, I found two listings on ebay:

$500 (sold)
http://cgi.ebay.com/SCARCE-CHINA-1989-8-GRAM-SNAKE-GOLD-PROOF-150Y-COIN-/120630707137?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c162683c1

30 minutes left, current bid $305
http://cgi.ebay.com/SCARCE-CHINA-1989-8-GRAM-SNAKE-GOLD-PROOF-150Y-COIN-/160494050116?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255e30db44

So, it looks like the snake coin is also worth about $500. It will be interesting to check in 30 minutes to see what the currently listed one finally sells for.

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Re: gold coin value
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 12:19:14 AM »
thanks for the info, i appreciate it. :thumbup: