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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2011, 12:12:50 AM »
Well, the auction of the "restrike" Cai Wenji just concluded and it went for $285

http://cgi.ebay.com/CHINA-1992-5-YUAN-SILVER-COIN-PROOF-COA-/290579698698?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a7e6540a

Is that the high watermark for the raw coin of the Historical Figures series?  Badon may be right that restrike is more rare than the original in this case.  I thought the originals with the illegible characters are really error coins and therefore quite rare, but errors and varieties seem to be abundant during the late 80's and early 90's, so the restrike may in fact more rare.  I hope the winner would post a high resolution photo of that coin. 

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2011, 01:52:31 AM »
I seem to remember a very nice original kublai khan selling for a few dollars more. The high $200's seems to be the ceiling for these, with normally much lower. The pricing was all over on the coins that just went through the auctions today, so I guess that shows you how immature the market is. Pricing is unsettled.

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2018, 10:54:12 PM »
Forgive the necroposting. This is one that i just got. Referred to a few pages back as "in between" and supposedly the rarest of the varietes. http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=2908.msg13537#msg13537 came from one of those 4 coin sets.
 

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2018, 08:43:51 AM »
That is a rare version. I have two coins with mirror variation. I will upload the pictures.

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2018, 10:37:27 AM »
Two coins with mirror variation..

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2018, 01:42:09 PM »
What I'm impressed about your two coins is the legibility of the last three characters (不見我) of the line closest to Cai Wenji.  Those are the clearest examples I know of.  The character 不 is almost always missing the last stroke (the diagonal downward stroke from center to right).  The character is also always "misspelled", even in your example--the extra dot above the 2nd stroke (the diagonal downward stroke from center to left) should not be there.  Very nice examples.

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2018, 01:18:52 PM »
Really appreciate your figure and analysis. N48. Now these two coins look nicer to me.  :001_smile:

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2018, 03:39:01 AM »
Hi

Please look
Ngc 3924493-074 pf69 is this the rare Version?

Thank you

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Re: Two varieties of 5 Yuan 1992 Cai Wenji Historical Figures?
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2018, 02:30:25 PM »
No, it is not a rare variety, but I should mention that all these varieties are relatively minor frosting variations and currently unrecognized by NGC or PCGS.   Such frosting variations are plentiful in Modern Chinese Coins.