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Offline Hippanda

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The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« on: September 01, 2013, 02:23:46 PM »
So here's something mildly curious, while the topic of the 1973-1974 Chinese Exhibition is so hot:

Inexpensive, copper/zinc medals

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-The-Chinese-Exhibition-China-Mint-Company-Copper-Gold-Economic-Trade-Coins-/171117972019?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item27d76d0a33
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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Medals
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 02:38:44 PM »
Interesting.  What is the going market price?  Any prediction on the final price?

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 03:11:06 PM »
This brass set is purported to be possibly far rarer than the listed 30,000 number of sets. Fwang2450?
Appears to be worth obtaining, the box is unusually nice!

Evidently related to 1980 Sino-US trade shows?


http://www.csmonitor.com/1980/0311/031142.html/(page)/2

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 05:59:38 PM »
Are these official China Mint products or were these medals produced by some private company?  Has NGC authenticated and graded these trade medals?  I find no information in the NGC census.  Mark Bonke

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 07:25:02 PM »
Yes, this is the medal set issued by China Mint for 1980 US-China trade show in Beijing.

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 07:33:34 PM »
Thanks Poconopenn-

So if any of our members ends up buying this set and sends it off for slab-dom,
can I please have dibs on the box ?    :001_rolleyes:
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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 09:05:38 PM »
This was ended early by the seller  :cursing:

Anyway, it appears to be nickel or silver?


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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 11:31:15 PM »
The box is quite nice.