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Offline dianjin92

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Hi there! I have a few China 1981 - 1992 zodiac 10-30yuan silver coins that i need help with its valuation and authentication ( the last 2 piece only )

every coin listed here has its orignal box and certificate except for the last 2 piece.

They can be made into a "set" consisting of the full range zodiac from 1981 to 1992.

hope experts here can help me out..


I have listed them in order of year from 1981 to 1992


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---10.--- Can the dirt/oil stain on this coin be "cleaned" away? anyone know how? any idea?







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---13.--- Anyone know roughly how much is the value of this coin? pretty bad condition..







---14.---  Anyone know roughly how much is the value of this coin? pretty bad condition..







Coins listed above in sequence:
1. 1981    Rooster    
2. 1982    Dog    
3. 1983    Pig    
4. 1984    Rat    
5. 1985    Ox
6. 1986    Tiger
7. 1987    Rabbit    
8. 1988    Dragon
9. 1989    Snake
10. 1990    Horse
11. 1991    Goat
12. 1992    Monkey
13. 1991    Goat
14. 1991    Goat


Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! thanks alot!!! :)

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This is the first series of lunar silver coins issued by China Mint. In general, this series is very tough to grade as 69. The average grade is about 68.

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=10709.15 (Reply #29)

IMO, your coins need professional conservation as soon as possible to prevent the further deterioration of the surface. The toning, hazed surface caused by moisture can be restored easily, either by NGC/PCGS or local large dealers of NGC/PCGS. Sometimes, those dealers may do a better job than NCS and with a lower fee if you have a good relationship with them.

The pictures (13 and 14) of your 1991 goat coins are not good enough to see the surface details. If it is just toning and hazed surface, the chance is good it will be graded 68 or better after conservation. However, if it has hairline scratches, it will be graded as 67 and lower.

The current fair value for 67 goat coin is about $200 and 69 is about $400.

Good luck.

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This is the first series of lunar silver coins issued by China Mint. In general, this series is very tough to grade as 69. The average grade is about 68.

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=10709.15 (Reply #29)

IMO, your coins need professional conservation as soon as possible to prevent the further deterioration of the surface. The toning, hazed surface caused by moisture can be restored easily, either by NGC/PCGS or local large dealers of NGC/PCGS. Sometimes, those dealers may do a better job than NCS and with a lower fee if you have a good relationship with them.

The pictures (13 and 14) of your 1991 goat coins are not good enough to see the surface details. If it is just toning and hazed surface, the chance is good it will be graded 68 or better after conservation. However, if it has hairline scratches, it will be graded as 67 and lower.

The current fair value for 67 goat coin is about $200 and 69 is about $400.

Good luck.


Hey man thanks once again for replying,

Can i check with you if i do not want to grade these coins, do you know roughly how much will fairs people take them in for?

thanks!