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Newly issued MCC
« on: October 19, 2016, 04:46:52 PM »
China Mint has been very busy in producing MCC recently. There were six sets issued during last two months.
 
150th birthday of Dr. Sun Yet-Sen

Issue date: 10/12/2016
Mintage: 8 gm gold (100 Yuan), 10,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 20,000

80th Anniversary of the victory of long march of red army

Issued date: 9/26/2016
Mintage: 8 gm gold (100 Yuan), 10,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 20,000

2016 Beijing International Expo silver coin

Issue date: 9/9/2016
Mintage: 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 30,000.

90th Anniversary of All-China Federation of returned overseas Chinese

Issue date: 9/1/2016
Mintage: 8 gm gold (100 Yuan), 10,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 20,000

Ancient Chinese Playwright (Tang Xian Zu)

Issue date: 8/30/2016
Mintage:   8 gm gold (100 Yuan), 10,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 20,000; 150 gm silver (50 Yuan), 5000

G20 Summit in Hangzhou

Issued date: 8/20/2016
Mintage: 3 gm gold (50 Yuan), 20,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 50,000; 15 gm silver (5 Yuan), 50,000.


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 05:08:58 PM »
150th birthday of Dr. Sun Yet-Sen

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 05:19:18 PM »
80th Anniversary of the victory of long march of red army

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 05:24:59 PM »
2016 Beijing International Expo silver coin

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 09:10:53 PM »
90th Anniversary of All-China Federation of returned overseas Chinese

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 09:16:09 PM »
Ancient Chinese Playwright (Tang Xian Zu)

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 09:26:09 PM »
G20 Summit in Hangzhou

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 04:27:13 PM »
The auspicious culture is a new series of MCC issued by China Mint, starting 2015. The series consists of four different themes; celebration of New Year (年年有余), celebration of new baby (瓜瓞绵绵), celebration of wedding (并蒂同心), and celebration of birthday of parent and grandparent (五福拱寿). This new series has been the most popular recently issued MCC inside China and hard to find outside China, since they are the ideal gift for the occasions mentioned above.

Each theme has two coins, ¼ oz. gold and 1 oz. silver in 2015 and 8 gm. gold and 30 gm silver in 2016. The mintage for gold is 30,000 and silver is 60,000 for both years.

Pictures of 2015 gold coins.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 04:32:18 PM »
Pictures of 2015 silver coins.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 04:38:50 PM »
Pictures of 2016 gold coins.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2016, 04:44:27 PM »
Pictures of 2016 silver coins.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2016, 02:30:55 PM »
+ The 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. Sun Yat-sen gold and silver commemorative coins are to be issued
http://www.chngc.net/weben/contents/1375/438.html


+The 80th Anniversary of the Victory of Long March of the Chinese Red Army gold and silver commemorative coins are to be issued
http://www.chngc.net/weben/contents/1375/431.html

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2016, 11:52:45 PM »
20th Anniversary of Bank of Qingdao

Issue date: Nov. 1st, 2016

Mintage: 8 gm. gold, 30,000 and 30 gm. silver, 80,000.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2016, 04:49:52 PM »
I know this thread is a little dormant (does 5 weeks count as dormant?) but just wondering if anyone knows what's up with the heart-shaped gold 2016 Auspicious coins, the ones with the little gemstone eyes pictured above.

MCM got 3 sets listed on eBay when they first came out, they sold fast, and that's pretty much it.  There have been maybe a handful here and there, but for a set with a mintage of 30K it seems like so few made it to the USA.   Were these not meant for USA distribution or something?   Or is the market so slow that dealers passed, or are sitting on the ones they bought?

I really like them and can see myself with a set before long, but I guess I'm surprised by the lack of activity & availability on them.  I expected a miniature flood but it never happened.
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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2016, 09:40:57 PM »
I know this thread is a little dormant (does 5 weeks count as dormant?) but just wondering if anyone knows what's up with the heart-shaped gold 2016 Auspicious coins, the ones with the little gemstone eyes pictured above.

MCM got 3 sets listed on eBay when they first came out, they sold fast, and that's pretty much it.  There have been maybe a handful here and there, but for a set with a mintage of 30K it seems like so few made it to the USA.   Were these not meant for USA distribution or something?   Or is the market so slow that dealers passed, or are sitting on the ones they bought?

I really like them and can see myself with a set before long, but I guess I'm surprised by the lack of activity & availability on them.  I expected a miniature flood but it never happened.

There is very limited distribution of recently issued MCC to foreign distributors. For most commemorative sets, foreign distributors have an allocation about 6% of total mintage. For auspicious series, the foreign allocation is 1,000 gold and silver sets and additional 1,000 individual silver coins. This is about 3.3% of the total mintage. The commercial banks inside China have an allocation of 8,000 gold and silver sets and 16,000 individual silver coins. It was my understanding that banks sold out their allocation in two days.

The following website shows the distribution channels of this series. The last two rows show the total allocation for commercial bank and China Great Wall Investment Co. (Export branch of China Gold Coin Inc.).

http://www.jibi.net/news/YGGCHMD/8334982.html

The heart-shaped gold & silver set is the most expensive set in this series, about $620, while the other three sets are about $550/each.


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2016, 09:16:21 AM »
Thanks Pocopenn, this is good info.  I was unaware of the limited distribution - I had no idea that so few sets were earmarked for the USA.  Maybe I'm a little guilty of USA-centric thinking and just assumed a large proportion would come here.   Much appreciated!
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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 10:13:56 PM »
The auspicious culture is a new series of MCC issued by China Mint, starting 2015. Same as the previous series, the third series (2017) consists of four different themes; celebration of birthday of parent and grandparent (五福拱寿), issued date 3/22/17; celebration of new baby (瓜瓞绵绵), issued date 4/20/17; celebration of wedding (并蒂同心) issued date 5/18/17, celebration of New Year (年年有余), issued date 6/19/17.
 
The mintage is the same, 30,000 for gold and 60,000 for silver. However, the weight of gold coin is decreased to 5 gm vs, 8 gm last year and denomination changes from 100 Yuan to 80 Yuan.

Pictures of gold coins

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 10:18:42 PM »
Pictures of silver coins.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 05:03:12 PM »
Commemorative coins for the 70th Anniversary of founding of Inner Mongolia autonomous region

Issue date: 4/27/2017

Mintage: 8 gm gold (100 Yuan), 10,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 20,000; 150 gm silver (50 Yuan), 5,000


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2017, 05:10:16 PM »
Commemorative coins for “Belt and Road” (new silk road) forum of international cooperation

Issue date: 5/8/2017

Mintage: 3 gm gold (50 Yuan), 20,000; 15 gm silver (5 Yuan), 50,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 50,000

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2017, 05:18:47 PM »
World heritage series, Confucius cemetery
 
Issue date: 5/18/2017

Mintage: 150 gm gold (2000 Yuan), 800; 8 gm gold (100 Yuan), 20,000; 1 Kg silver (300 Yuan), 3,000; 150 gm silver (50 Yuan), 6,000; 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 50,000


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2017, 05:26:40 PM »
Commemorative coins for 35th anniversary of issuance of gold panda

Issue date: 6/15/2017

Mintage: 30 gm gold +12 gm silver bimetal (500 Yuan), 6,000; 5 gm gold (80 Yuan), 50,000; 15 gm silver (5 Yuan), 200,000.


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2017, 05:37:55 PM »
Commemorative coins for 70th Anniversary of founding of People’s Army

Issue date: 7/31/2017

Mintage: 50 gm gold (800 Yuan), 2,000; 8 gm gold (100 Yuan), 30,000; 1 Kg silver (300 Yuan), 3,000; 150 gm silver (50 Yuan), 9,000; 5 x 15 gm  silver set (5 Yuan), 50,000

Pictures of 5-coin silver set will give in the next post.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 05:43:27 PM »
Pictures of 5-coin silver set

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2017, 05:50:50 PM »
Commemorative coins for traditional Chinese huangmei opera

Issue date: 9/29/2017

Mintage: 3 gm gold (50 Yuan), 30,000; 150 gm colored silver (50 Yuan), 6000; 2 x 15 gm colored silver (5 Yuan), 60,000

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2017, 05:56:42 PM »
2017 Beijing International Coin Exposition
 
Issue date: 10/27/2017

Mintage: 30 gm silver (10 Yuan), 30,000 

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2017, 08:46:03 PM »
 I especially like the design of that  "35th anniversary of issuance of gold panda" bimetal 500 yuan.
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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 08:36:13 AM »
I agree.  I looked at the pictures from my position as a collector, asking myself if I wanted to add any of these newly issued coins to my collection.  The bimetal 35th Anniversary coin is the only one in which I am interested.  Unfortunately, the offer price was very high initially and has remained high (from my perspective).  I strongly doubt whether I will ever purchase it.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 02:13:35 PM »
I especially like the design of that  "35th anniversary of issuance of gold panda" bimetal 500 yuan.


I agree.  I looked at the pictures from my position as a collector, asking myself if I wanted to add any of these newly issued coins to my collection.  The bimetal 35th Anniversary coin is the only one in which I am interested.  Unfortunately, the offer price was very high initially and has remained high (from my perspective).  I strongly doubt whether I will ever purchase it.

Mark Bonke

You are among the many collectors to have this opinion.
   
The Chinese Numismatic Society had awarded this bimetal coin as the best gold coin of the year during its annual meeting at Beijing Coin Exposition last week.

http://www.jibi.net/News/qbdjbd/162720874.html


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2017, 01:00:34 AM »

The Chinese Numismatic Society had awarded this bimetal coin as the best gold coin of the year during its annual meeting at Beijing Coin Exposition last week.


Easy call - most of the rest are cr@p.  Ugly simpleton pandas a four year old child might draw and ugly war themes.  (Traditional opera ones are ok). Where did all the former good quality designers go?
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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 02:14:54 AM »
Can't help but feel a little shortchanged with the uniform obverse

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 04:57:38 AM »
The photos don't do some of these coins justice, imo. Not even close.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 10:43:59 AM »
What is the view from mainland Chinese collectors? Are they avid collectors of these coins? Do the commemoratives and depictions appeal to them?
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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2017, 03:49:27 AM »

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imo, crap are all these new medals


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2017, 09:11:51 AM »
These stock ebay photos were posted earlier so lets look at them again.      Some early year medals are beauties.    Is this where the real value will be when this market matures?......

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2017, 02:29:21 PM »
Can't help but feel a little shortchanged with the uniform obverse

Prior to 2000, most MCC had standard design, either national emblem or great wall on the obverse of the coin. During the period of 2001-2008, very few MCC had this this standard design. After 2008, national emblem, again becomes the standard design of obverse for all MCC. 

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2017, 02:32:41 PM »
In addition to issue the coins for commemorating 35th anniversary of issuance of gold panda on 6/15/2017, China Gold Coin Inc. also issued a silver 7-bar set on 6/22/2017. This bar set was produced at Shenyang Mint and distributed by China Gold Coin Inc. via banks and regular distributors. The planned mintage is 20,000. Each bar weighs 50 gm.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2017, 03:50:30 PM »

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>>>>>Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #34 on: Today at 09:11:51 AM »
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These stock ebay photos were posted earlier so lets look at them again.      Some early year medals are beauties.    Is this where the real value will be when this market matures?......<<<<

It is my personal opinion that all medals will see negligible rise in prices compared to coins.
If you love them buy them but I would expect great appreciation from any of them. Just my opinion.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2017, 03:51:58 PM »
Meant I would ZNOT expect great appreciation from most if not all medals in comparison to coins.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2017, 08:18:49 AM »
That is the never ending debate still.....coin vs medals.    I like both.    There are many medals like the 1984 Great Wall 3.3 oz silver, etc... that have many followers.      Remember when circulating coins had little value until Mr Sun's book?     A publication can change this semi immature market.      The 1982 gold panda medals are now considered coins as Peter posted.     I understand the Chinese love coins first but lets see how it plays out.      My photos were to show how simple yet beautiful the early year designs are and a better choice then new issue low mint medals.      At this point the market is slow and prices are low.    The world will soon discover Chinese MCC, other coins and medals.     When demand increases and supply is gone then we will see the truth of the market.    It is just a matter of time now.    Buy both coins and medals.......

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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2017, 08:33:44 AM »
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When demand increases and supply is gone then we will see the truth of the market.    It is just a matter of time now.    Buy both coins and medals.......

 coins, early medals and ...
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new bars

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2017, 10:32:17 AM »
WG

A beautiful 100 gram gold bar.  Do you travel in the PRC?  I have seen these bars in a large gold store in Beijing.  I do not see them elsewhere.  Do you have a suggested seller for these bars (100g, 50g, 20g, etc.).

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2017, 10:34:02 AM »
Many of the our current lineup of MCC heroes are accidental champions. That is also the way (coin) collections go.

Items that have already run up in price are not likely to make further fantastic increases in valuation, especially as a group. This does not necessarily make them ineligible for collection by a new entrant because a few may continue to appreciate but it has to be on a very strict case by case basis with extreme due diligence.

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*This is a general commentary and does not refer to a specific post in this thread. Thanks.
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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2017, 10:52:17 AM »
WG

A beautiful 100 gram gold bar.  Do you travel in the PRC?  I have seen these bars in a large gold store in Beijing.  I do not see them elsewhere.  Do you have a suggested seller for these bars (100g, 50g, 20g, etc.).

Mark Bonke

hello mark

my source was xu hong
he was very helpful .. year 2011
 2 x 1 kilo ag ox 08
against 250g au rabbit bars.





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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2017, 11:18:11 AM »
WG

Thanks for the information.  I did not realize Xu Hong dealt in CGCI gold and silver bars.  I always see his extensive list of modern Chinese coins and medals on Ebay.  Your response makes me realize he is a major resource for a wider range of products from the PRC.

Again, I see your pictures and I am envious of the wonderful items you have been able to accumulate over time.  ["ENVY" is a good emotion, isn't it? I certainly enjoy feeling envy.]

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2017, 07:56:43 AM »
Poconopen's silver bars w/ gold inlay are beauties but that gold bar takes the crown.     How about coins, medals and bars?    Wonder if wg has about 100 of them in some closet........

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2017, 11:21:58 PM »
I find that some of the designs that interest me the most appear on Chinese medals. Here is a beautiful and charming 2017 Panda from the Shenzhen Guobao Mint and young mint artist Chen Peng Peng. Struck in brass, 60mm diameter. No mintage stated, but sold out (at least for now) at BICE.

While unstated mintage may conjure up ideas of prolific production, I have found that many, many wonderful mint medals have very small mintages – including one! The COA with this one is number 47.



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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2017, 01:07:35 AM »
Beautiful medal there: classic elegant and subtle design.  N31

Plus it looks great in brass. I wonder how it'd look in silver and gold? Probably spectacular.

I continue to be amazed about how different some coins/ medals appear in different metals. Some designs seem optimized by different metals: If anyone is fortunate enough to see an original brass Pagoda medal set, one can notice how the brass background seems more vibrant and three dimensional, whereas in silver the frosting seems to wash it out and flatten things somewhat. Whereas with the 1984 Goldfish medal set, the silver version seems to catch the light and showcase details better.

The 2003 gold panda has a milky background luster that seems unique and beautiful in gold, whereas in silver it is beautiful but seems not quite as vibrant.

The 1993 Peacock looks great in gold, but IMO more stunning still in 1997 reverse matte silver version.
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« Reply #48 on: November 18, 2017, 02:02:15 AM »
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« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2017, 02:04:49 AM »
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« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2017, 02:07:33 AM »
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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2017, 12:31:09 PM »
Just some awesome photos.   If anyone has access to super rare medals it would be you Peter.    Nice panda...
Here are some photos posted earlier by boybluejay    Search box  "selling gold gilt silver Shanghai Mint mini lunar set 1981-1992  omp  $450"  by Jay.     The first 2 photos of 12 sheet are from this forum....
These were once considered rare.      I asked a dealer overseas and he said rare.     Another dealer said he found 5 sets for $250 a set so not rare.   This dealer has always been right in the past....
The other 2 photos of 1985 PF 68 gilt Ox sold on ebay for about $70.    Ebay photos....
Any information on these small beauties?........

Dang those gold bars are like a magnet....

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« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2017, 02:53:23 PM »
China Gold Coin Inc. has issued lunar gold and silver bar since 2010.

No issue date for 2018 dog gold and silver bars has announced yet, but currently retail store of Shenzhen Mint is accepting pre-order.

http://www.szgc.net/Product/ProductList.aspx?cateid=1

Mintage:  1000 gm, 30; 500 gm, 60; 100 gm, 1000; 50 gm, 1000; 30 gm, 1000; for both gold and silver bars.

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« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2017, 04:12:38 PM »
Here is bi-colored copper medal (90 mm in diameter) issued by China Gold Coin Inc. on 9/15/2017, in commemorating the 35th Anniversary of issuance of gold panda coin. The mintage is 3,500.

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« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2017, 05:06:18 PM »
2018 lunar gold bar, the same series posted by wg (Reply # 40), was issued on 11/16/2017. This series started at 2002, but has a higher mintage than the gold bar posted in Reply #52. Unlike bar posted in Reply #52, (made by Shenyang Mint), this series was made by a third party contracted by China Gold Coin Inc.

Here is the website to show all products made from this third party, a division under The Peoples' Bank Of China, but not China Gold Coin Inc. which also a division of PBOC.

http://image.baidu.com/search/index?tn=baiduimage&ct=201326592&lm=-1&cl=2&ie=gbk&word=%D6%D0%B3%AE%B3%A4%B3%C7%B9%F3%BD%F0%CA%F4%D3%D0%CF%DE%B9%AB%CB%BE&fr=ala&ala=1&alatpl=adress&pos=0

http://www.cdccgold.com/


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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2017, 05:09:18 AM »
If anyone has access to super rare medals it would be you Peter.    Nice panda...

Nothing special about getting this except noticing it had a price tag next to it in the Guobao Mint showcase at BICE. My mistake was not buying more than one. When I asked later they were all gone.

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« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2017, 10:52:01 AM »
Peter i am sure you have access to very rare MCC.     You have earned the right to buy and own them as the rest of us have no access to them.     You travel often to China and do the research to write books so more power to you...... Now post some photos!.....

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« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2017, 04:30:10 AM »
Peter i am sure you have access to very rare MCC.     You have earned the right to buy and own them as the rest of us have no access to them.     You travel often to China and do the research to write books so more power to you...... Now post some photos!.....

Seeing something does not mean I can publish a photo of it. Here are a pair of medals from the last Beijing Expo. Minted in 2014, the subject is famous multi-talented writer, author, educator and early revolutionary Lu Xun. Quantity of the silver is just 36 pieces. The copper is 200. 60mm diameter. Struck at the Shanghai Mint. There is a famous design of Lu Xun by original Panda coin artist Chen Jian. I have seen that as a rectangular bronze plaque in a museum. It can be found in round bronze and – maybe – silver versions.



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« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2017, 07:59:31 AM »
36 silver Lu Xun is rare.    Thanks for the photos.     Lu Xun is famous today and still held in high regard.     His medals should do well in the future.....

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« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2017, 06:39:32 AM »
Here is something that may be rare, or may not be.  It is the first of an unsuccessful series the Shenyang Mint Struck for a Shanghai coin company in 1995. It is a reproduction of a USA 1804 silver Dollar. The 1804's design is split between two medals with the obverse on one piece and the reverse on the other, so it is not a copy. Authorized mintage was 30,000. I asked around at BICE and heard that the actual mintage was quite low. These were intended for the domestic China market and at that time there was no interest. A series of great Chinese coins from the same company was much more successful. I also asked the world coin department at Stack's-Bowers about these and they had never heard of them. Likewise, nobody at the Shenyang Mint today remembers them. At this time that's about all the information I have on this set. Anybody else (Frank?) know something about it?



Where was this found? An outdoor flea market in Beijing.

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« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2017, 08:57:49 AM »
Interesting rare medal.    If it was on ebay, I would consider it a fake but not now.       My guesstimate is there are many other oddball medals from the Mints.     They were probably melted or abused so could have a very large upside.    Wonder how many undiscovered medals are in people's safes or storage areas.     This semi immature market needs a lot more research and posting photos really helps....................

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« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2017, 04:53:06 PM »
Here is something that may be rare, or may not be.  It is the first of an unsuccessful series the Shenyang Mint Struck for a Shanghai coin company in 1995. It is a reproduction of a USA 1804 silver Dollar. The 1804's design is split between two medals with the obverse on one piece and the reverse on the other, so it is not a copy. Authorized mintage was 30,000. I asked around at BICE and heard that the actual mintage was quite low. These were intended for the domestic China market and at that time there was no interest. A series of great Chinese coins from the same company was much more successful. I also asked the world coin department at Stack's-Bowers about these and they had never heard of them. Likewise, nobody at the Shenyang Mint today remembers them. At this time that's about all the information I have on this set. Anybody else (Frank?) know something about it?



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I have never seen these medals.

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Re: Newly issued MCC
« Reply #62 on: November 27, 2017, 02:54:02 PM »
Issued in 1996, this is the second of the Shenyang Great Coins of the World medal sets. It may be the last one produced. The original model is a very rare 1839 5 pound gold English coin.

I asked another very experienced collector, like Frank, about these. He had never heard of this series, either, so I think they must be quite uncommon. It may be the first time I asked him about a set of modern Chinese medals and drew a blank. He commented that similar themed sets of Great Chinese Coins struck by the Shanghai Mint were very popular in the 1980s. Sales of those were around 50,000 and had waiting lists.

As Pandamonium suggests, who knows what may turn up next?



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« Reply #63 on: November 27, 2017, 09:13:46 PM »
Issued in 1996, this is the second of the Shenyang Great Coins of the World medal sets. It may be the last one produced. The original model is a very rare 1839 5 pound gold English coin.

I asked another very experienced collector, like Frank, about these. He had never heard of this series, either, so I think they must be quite uncommon. It may be the first time I asked him about a set of modern Chinese medals and drew a blank. He commented that similar themed sets of Great Chinese Coins struck by the Shanghai Mint were very popular in the 1980s. Sales of those were around 50,000 and had waiting lists.

As Pandamonium suggests, who knows what may turn up next?



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During mid-1990, Shanghai Hua Xia Art Collectors Co. LTD. (華夏珍藏品公司) commissioned Shenyang Mint to produce a series of silver plated copper medals in commemorating the earlier world coins. The above two medals are part of this series. The planned mintage for each medal was 30,000. Attached are pictures for 1993 and 1994 medals.

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« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2017, 10:02:34 PM »
During mid-1990, Shanghai Hua Xia Art Collectors Co. LTD. (華夏珍藏品公司) commissioned Shenyang Mint to produce a series of silver plated copper medals in commemorating the earlier world coins. The above two medals are part of this series. The planned mintage for each medal was 30,000. Attached are pictures for 1993 and 1994 medals.

Yes, thanks, these were indeed made for the Hua Xia company in Shanghai. Hua Xia was a large distributor; one person I spoke to called it the "GovMint" of the era. The Chinese coins are part of the "Series of Currency Treasures of China," a popular series. They are supposedly not too hard to find. The one that followed, "The Series of the World's Famous Coins" was, apparently, a commercial failure. I bought a few of the earlier series, too, but haven't had time to take photos, yet. They are attractive. I will try to take images of them as soon as time allows.

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« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2017, 01:01:38 PM »
Pretty cool, I like it

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« Reply #69 on: December 18, 2017, 06:40:59 PM »
Pretty cool, I like it

So do I. Here's the latest cover for China Pricepedia 2. I like the Ginkgo (Yínxìng) trees in Beijing, too. All those leaves were gone a few days after this photo was taken.



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