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What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« on: September 06, 2011, 07:51:31 PM »
As 2012 comes nearer, I hear more and more of the Dragon Langoliers - pronouncing the eventual impending incredible surge in the demand and prices in 2012 for the old and new Dragon coins in special and for the lunar coins in general...

What would and could Dragon Year do for Lunar coins in 2012 - when the Rabbit Year failed to do any in 2011?

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 08:08:08 PM »
The theme! Dragon is a mythical creature fascinating both East and West worlds...in general. IMO, the Dragon issue will bring a massive demand
for PRC coins...a second 2009 Ox... (Bull) IMO
As 2012 comes nearer, I hear more and more of the Dragon Langoliers - pronouncing the eventual impending incredible surge in the demand and prices in 2012 for the old and new Dragon coins in special and for the lunar coins in general...

What would and could Dragon Year do for Lunar coins in 2012 - when the Rabbit Year failed to do any in 2011?

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 12:54:32 AM »
First the Lunar coins will surge and thereafter follow by the others

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 07:21:26 AM »
I've been stocking up on dragon related coins lately in hopes prices go up. I haven't seen anything happen yet. We will see though. Dragon is an important figure in Chinese culture, but do buyers/collectors/investors in America really care about Dragons that much, it's hard to say and only time will tell.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 08:19:24 AM »
I've been stocking up on dragon related coins lately in hopes prices go up. I haven't seen anything happen yet. We will see though. Dragon is an important figure in Chinese culture, but do buyers/collectors/investors in America really care about Dragons that much, it's hard to say and only time will tell.

With a very large Chinese community in the U.S. alone, the Dragon has good potential. I have noticed that the Chinese from mainland China don't seem to be to much interested in the Australian Lunar coins when themselves have the same coins. ( I don't have any facts on this, just going by the availability of the coins which seem to be available more often than not).

Another potential issue would be with the mintage. I believe it is currently set at 30,000 but I would not be surprised if they increase it due to the demand.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 08:10:36 PM »
Excellent observation exchange! You point out the Chinese cultural deficit vs the US... now Chinese people are fascinated by the American dream..., but soon we could be more facinated by their deep and rich cultural heritage, witch could be hard to compete!? Future mintage for lunar issue is a key.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 08:44:59 PM »
Hi Straitssettlementshop I agree!
First the Lunar coins will surge and thereafter follow by the others

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 11:43:32 PM »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 movie is all the proof I need that Americans will like lunar coins with Dragons and Tigers.  I believe the Chinese are already aware of the significants of Dragons and Tigers.   

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 11:58:07 PM »
I honestly don't watch the lunar coins that much but I would venture to expect the appreciation in these coins will be muted because dealers/collectors have been front running these coins for a while. It's sort of like buying the rumor and selling the news in the stock market... anticipation of an event is gradually built into the price. I'll probably be proven wrong and I do hope people here make a bunch of money off of these coins.

P.S. Little talk about the Dragon & Horse... I'd much rather own it than the Dragon & Phoenix.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 12:04:18 AM »
Dragons will rampage in bearing claws and gnashing teeth gobbling up record price after record price.
The perfect precursor to the Panda's 30th Anniversary.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 01:53:41 AM »
I think the Dragon Mania will peak with the Chinese New Year in December. Do we do Christmas shopping in October? Gold Dragon coins are going to be in serious short supply, when chinese people scramble for them for gifts! The 2012 issue supply will vanish in instant, at very high prices, lifting 1988 and 2000 issues prices along with it.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 02:38:22 AM »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 movie is all the proof I need that Americans will like lunar coins with Dragons and Tigers.  I believe the Chinese are already aware of the significants of Dragons and Tigers.   
First of all, you cannot put Tiger and Dragon in the same line. As far as I am aware in chinese culture Tigers are considered somewhat more negative and feared. And even people born in Tiger year have poor predictions. And Dragon is absolute opposite, admired and beloved

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 03:54:25 AM »
Mr Xu add a note for the following listing (unusual from him):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/China-1988-1oz-gold-Coin-Lunar-dragon-/270799289282?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0ce53bc2
I honestly don't watch the lunar coins that much but I would venture to expect the appreciation in these coins will be muted because dealers/collectors have been front running these coins for a while. It's sort of like buying the rumor and selling the news in the stock market... anticipation of an event is gradually built into the price. I'll probably be proven wrong and I do hope people here make a bunch of money off of these coins.

P.S. Little talk about the Dragon & Horse... I'd much rather own it than the Dragon & Phoenix.
I think the Dragon Mania will peak with the Chinese New Year in December. Do we do Christmas shopping in October? Gold Dragon coins are going to be in serious short supply, when chinese people scramble for them for gifts! The 2012 issue supply will vanish in instant, at very high prices, lifting 1988 and 2000 issues prices along with it.

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2011, 05:27:44 AM »
Here another fact that show demand could increase for Dragons and Cultural themed coins in general in a near future, it could be time to buy the Rabbits too.. specially the previous years
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/30/content_9908342.htm
Excellent observation exchange! You point out the Chinese cultural deficit vs the US... now Chinese people are fascinated by the American dream..., but soon we could be more facinated by their deep and rich cultural heritage, witch could be hard to compete!? Future mintage for lunar issue is a key.
With a very large Chinese community in the U.S. alone, the Dragon has good potential. I have noticed that the Chinese from mainland China don't seem to be to much interested in the Australian Lunar coins when themselves have the same coins. ( I don't have any facts on this, just going by the availability of the coins which seem to be available more often than not).

Another potential issue would be with the mintage. I believe it is currently set at 30,000 but I would not be surprised if they increase it due to the demand.

sincerely,
exchange

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Re: What will Dragons do, when Rabbits didn't!
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2011, 06:07:29 AM »
First of all, you cannot put Tiger and Dragon in the same line. As far as I am aware in chinese culture Tigers are considered somewhat more negative and feared. And even people born in Tiger year have poor predictions. And Dragon is absolute opposite, admired and beloved

Incorrect. Tiger to Chinese means courageous, honesty, protector, wisdom (ability to plan and see far in the future like many of us here), honorable, energetic,  but stubborn & arrogant. It can also mean strong willed / minded (in a good and bad way).

Tigers "stuff" are put at home as protectors of Loved ones. Pretty much just like why modern day chinese buy Mao Emblems for superstitious protection, they simply their fierceness of the Tiger and Mao will scare all evil and bad things away....