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Lunar year coins
« on: August 09, 2008, 05:41:27 AM »
I can't find prices for my 1 oz. silver lunar year coins from 2nd series from China Mint in 1990's. Also 1982 20 yuan dog. Where can I find them? Is it worth it for me to try and complete the series or just get rid of them? Any info is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 11:55:05 AM »
I can't find prices for my 1 oz. silver lunar year coins from 2nd series from China Mint in 1990's.
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Around 1.2k.  Not that sure.    ;D

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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 01:53:58 AM »
Is that 1.2 k 1200 USD for just the 1982 Dog or for the 2nd series? Seriously, I called two places and they won't quote a buy or sell and e-mails to shops have been met with the same success. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 12:57:24 PM »
Hi, ebay history record shows that one 20 Y 1982 silver dog was sold for $270.00 10 days ago.  The item # is 230274902947. 

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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008, 04:09:38 PM »
Ok, thanks Goldbug. Thought it would be higher. I was in Hong Kong 15 years ago and sold the 1981 Rooster for 3000HK, just under 400 USD. I think the Dog is lower mintage but maybe the first coin of series is just worth more.

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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 10:13:53 PM »
I have heard somewhere that the lunar coins are more valuable in china than in the usa. I bought a rooster two years ago for under $200. Those early lunars are so extremely rare in good condition, it's tough to price them, or even buy and sell them. I guess they're "priceless".

I can't believe what the scalloped coins going for on ebay.

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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 05:01:50 PM »
Yep!  The demand for Chinese lunar coins is much higher in the oversea market.   :001_smile:
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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2008, 03:38:28 PM »
You know what, did you see the 1 oz Gold Proof 1996 Rat at the iAssure Auction on the 31st March 2008 sell for a freak like $9600 PLUS buyers premium- what was that about?!

There was also another freak lot, although this one REALLY does not make sense- a 1995 12 oz Silver Pig at auction with a starting bid of $5000- far above any of the other comparable coins e.g. 12 oz Silver Dog 1994 etc... one bid sells for $6500 plus b.p. (this was at the same auction as the lucky rat?)  :drool:

Will some of you guys more familiar with Chinese Culture let me know which of the Lunar animal coins will be the most sought after in years ahead?

1/ Dragon? 2/ Monkey 3/ Pig or Rat???


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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 08:35:03 AM »

What's iAssure Auction?  Could you provide the url?

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Re: Lunar year coins
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2008, 04:23:23 PM »

What's iAssure Auction?  Could you provide the url?

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Iasure: http://www.iasure.com.cn/index.php?lng=en
Hong Kong Champion Coin Auction:  http://www.cghka.com/en/
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