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Offline Flegend35

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Newbie!
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:54:27 PM »
Hello! Been collecting Chinese coins for the last 3yrs. I work for a Gold Refiner here in the US. You wont believe the amount of coins that I caught that were going into the furnace.

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 12:08:39 AM »
Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 08:16:18 AM »
Hello! Been collecting Chinese coins for the last 3yrs. I work for a Gold Refiner here in the US. You wont believe the amount of coins that I caught that were going into the furnace.

Welcome!

You have an interesting perspective.  I think some of us would be very curious to hear your data. It would be fascinating to see a table tallying the number of different types of China coins that you saved from the melting pot over a one year or three year period.  Although you are saving them, it would give us some concrete numbers to extrapolate to other gold refiners who may not have been so careful.  Even just a photo or list of your top 5 coins that were saved from the furnance would be cool.

We've discussed the issue of original mintage numbers being misleading because coins have been melted, but yours might be some rare hard data on the phenonmenon?  I welcome you to tell your story  :thumbup:

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 09:19:53 AM »
Heck ya!   We gotta have your information as it is very valuable.  Please give a full list of Chinese that you have saved from the melting pot including silver.   Dates, size all information is highly prized.  Welcome to the forum and you are starting off w/ a bang.  Any other readers out there w/ information?............How many other gold/silver refiners are out there melting MCC? 

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 11:42:27 AM »
1982 1oz Panda omp
1982 1/4 oz panda 2
1982 1/2 oz panda
1984 1/2 oz panda omp
1999 1/4 oz panda 2 omp
1997 forbidden city 1/4 oz
1988 1/4 oz guanyin x2
1994 1/20 platinum panda
1996 1/20 oz platinum panda
1998 1/20 oz  panda
1995 1/4 oz panda
1988 Golden Monkey
1994 1/10 oz omp
1996 1/10 oz omp
1991 1/4 oz omp
2009 1/4 oz omp
2009 1/2 oz omp

That's the Gold and Platinum ones..

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 11:48:13 AM »
1982 1oz Panda omp
1982 1/4 oz panda 2
1982 1/2 oz panda
1984 1/2 oz panda omp
1999 1/4 oz panda 2 omp
1997 forbidden city 1/4 oz
1988 1/4 oz guanyin x2
1994 1/20 platinum panda
1996 1/20 oz platinum panda
1998 1/20 oz  panda
1995 1/4 oz panda
1988 Golden Monkey
1994 1/10 oz omp
1996 1/10 oz omp
1991 1/4 oz omp
2009 1/4 oz omp
2009 1/2 oz omp

That's the Gold and Platinum ones..


Very interesting.  Thanks!  You've made some very nice additions to your collection.  :thumbup1:

It makes we wonder how many other of such coins as 1995 G1/4 or 1999 G1/4 have been melted at all the other gold refineries across the US and Europe!  :scared:

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 11:58:51 AM »
Wow!, welcome and thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 11:59:48 AM »
I would say quite a few. These are the ones that I caught. I see a bunch of 1/20 oz Gold pandas being melted. Mainly because of there condition. Whats funny is most of these coins are coming from coin dealers across the US.I think when the gold price was in the 1750-1900 range these guys didn't care. Also, left out 1996 1oz. The nice thing too is I bought these all at spot.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 12:13:13 PM »
The 1995 1/4 oz was in a melt pile and I spotted it. It was out of its packaging but still graded out. I believe that the MCC are the first to be melted from dealers. The majority of them have no clue what there worth and think there all fake.

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 12:28:11 PM »
The nice thing too is I bought these all at spot.

Some jobs have fringe benefits   :001_tt1:

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 07:44:18 PM »
Nice!  Welcome!

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 08:05:43 AM »
Wow! That's interesting! Hopefully we can see some pictures of your collection.

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2013, 11:42:06 AM »
Ill put some pics up soon. Anyone going to the Chicago ANA show?

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2013, 05:44:55 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Newbie!
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 10:26:43 PM »
Welcome!!