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Offline sasushi

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Silver Lunars Coins First Serie
« on: March 03, 2012, 03:22:04 AM »
Hello,

First I want to thank all for this great forum. Im new into chinese coins - since i think they ve got great potential - especially the lunars (because of the birtdate relation and the growing wealth and population in china)- in the longterm - shortterm I think there will be a dip in the economy the coin prices following. Somebody in the forum made a comparison to the us coin market and named a few us coins (could you please list somes us coins - that show the development in years /population in price with grades)- so i can get an idea about a coin market getting mature.

Thanks to badon, for his grading ideas about coins (europe isn t to deep in the grading topic) - whom I agree with getting high grades is the best for the future - you already can see big differences in the pricing- and since.


I ve read serveral times you want to get an insight thought of the chinese market.  You can get if you exchangethe information of biddings of chinese buyers on ebay on your auctions.
Another interesting information - stopped selling overseas: http://www.sunfeico.com/


Now finally my questions about the first silver lunar serie:

Why is the pig the keydate ?

Have you got recent prices for all of them?

Where can i get the rabbit - at least in 69 uc?

Thanks in advance.

Regards





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Re: Silver Lunars Coins First Serie
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 02:11:50 AM »

Now finally my questions about the first silver lunar serie:
Why is the pig the keydate ?


Because even though stated mintage for many of the early 1st lunar series was 10,000, the "actual mintage estimates are lowest for the Pig

Lunar Coin                         est mintage
1981 Year of the Rooster 15g coin    10155
1982 Year of the Dog 15g silver coin    8825
1983 Year of the Pig 15g silver coin    6793
1984 Year of the Rat 15g silver coin    10592
1985 Year of the Ox 15g silver coin    22489
1986 Year of the Tiger 15g silver coin    15461
1987 Year of the Rabbit 15g coin    14164
1988 Year of the Dragon 15g coin    15135
1990 Year of the Horse 15g silver coin    15005
1991 Year of the Goat 15g silver coin    15005
1992 Year of the Monkey 15g coin    10013
1993 Year of the Rooster 1oz coin    8000

The 1983 YOTD and 1993 YOTR are also more difficult to obtain.

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Re: Silver Lunars Coins First Serie
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 09:38:59 AM »
Chinese people traditionally view the pig as fortune, as well as the rat and the dog, especially in gold, which is why the first lunar gold series has the rat selling at $14,000 (this coin is also the first lunar animal of 12 varieties), pig at $9,000 and dog at $6,000.

Most Chinese owners of such coins are reluctant to sell because of the traditional thinking, making them even more rare in addition to the already very low mintage.

Same effect goes for the silver series.

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Re: Silver Lunars Coins First Serie
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 03:36:07 PM »
Chinese people traditionally view the pig as fortune, as well as the rat and the dog, especially in gold......

Same effect goes for the silver series.

Thanks baron.... love this kind of cultural insight.

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Re: Silver Lunars Coins First Serie
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 11:29:31 PM »
Why is the year of the rabbit so high in 69uc with such high mintage?

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Re: Silver Lunars Coins First Serie
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 11:35:15 PM »
Rabbit is very tough to get in 69 for some reason.