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How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« on: November 26, 2011, 12:53:42 PM »
Column One:
Attributive Number
These seem to be numbers on a one-up system that correspond with the pictured coins in the book starting from 1979 and moving forward.
Take caution not to confuse generic reverse pictures as actual coins in the one-up sequencing.

Column Two:
Name of coin

Column Three:
Year

Column Four:
Face value (Yuan)

Column Five:
Weight

Column Six:
Diameter

Column Seven:
Planned mintage

Column Eight:
Actual Mintage
(note some years mintage figures are incomplete. For these years you must note the "mint" distinguished figure and regard the information as incomplete.)
(example: 1996 1/2 Gold panda has a shenyang or 沈 mintage listed but no further info for the shanghai mint)

Column Nine:
Price in Yuan
Note instead of 10,000 you will see 万
This is true for mintage figures as well
7.5 万 translates to 75,000 etc...

Column Ten:
Mint
上 = Shanghai
沈 = Shenyang
国 = Shenzhen Guobao

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Re: How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 01:28:52 PM »
Also, of note is how many individual gold pieces lack solid price data but there are data points for the entire set.
This is further testament of the popularity of the set collector base in China.
Take 1996 on page 26 for example.
The numberless column one entry is for the "whole set"
Column 5 characters:
全套: mean "full set"
Corresponding price in column nine is for an entire 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, 1oz set or "Tao" 套。

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Re: How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 10:41:12 PM »
Thank you PH. This is great help for all of us who are do not know Chinese...

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Re: How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 01:19:48 AM »
I think it is not very useful. Also it has many faults in the mintage number.

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Re: How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 04:50:23 AM »
Thanks PH!

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Re: How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 09:31:15 AM »
Sorry, I didn't read the full article.
I had thought someone here is asking how to get the China's market price from Ge's book.

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Re: How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 01:01:39 PM »
I purchased the book for my reference library.  I'm happy to have the book for the price but am not that happy with the information.  Some coins have very precise revised mintage numbers, some have planned mintage numbers.  A coin like the platinum 1990 100 yuan Panda is listed with a mintage of 1,300.  I think it's pretty well established the mintage is around 775.  Also, there are coins missing from the book in comparison to my other reference books.  Lastly, the star rating system seems to be lacking.  Maybe there is some explanation in the text that I am unable to read.  All in all, not a must have book in my opinion.

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Re: How to use Mr. Ge's Price-guide book
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 02:03:24 AM »
good job!