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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2021, 05:07:40 PM »
Wow, it did sell for a steal.    I could not see the photos up close for the NGC number.   How many sets are graded?....

Here is a link to the auction results: http://coin001.com/hack.php?H_name=monthauction&skip=1&action=detail&aid=595&skip=1&page=. You can check out the NGC numbers. I did not follow the grading information.

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2021, 05:39:38 PM »
Thank you.  This is what NGC pop says...

Yu Yuan Garden  6     Jade Buddha  6     The Bund  4     Longhua Temple  5

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2021, 11:22:41 PM »
Thank you.  This is what NGC pop says...

Yu Yuan Garden  6     Jade Buddha  6     The Bund  4     Longhua Temple  5
The numbers may not mean much. Some collectors, like myself, prefer to keep the medals in the original box, which itself is a piece of art.

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 12:23:16 AM »
What does the top of the box look like ?

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2021, 12:33:10 AM »
What does the top of the box look like ?
It is in the link I provided. But here it is.

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2021, 08:50:58 AM »
The numbers may not mean much. Some collectors, like myself, prefer to keep the medals in the original box, which itself is a piece of art.




At this time the NGC pop does not mean much.   But we need information to base decisions on.   For me, i will always check NGC total pop.

1979 brass set OMP w/ box is outstanding.    I do not know much about the early brass but it seems the 1980 3 pc Chinese Exhibition should start to get some attention....

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2021, 11:58:43 AM »
They don't make boxes like that anymore !!


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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2021, 07:36:45 AM »
The other side of the story is that how many people will be eager to pay thousands of dollars for this set, even if it's a steal.

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2021, 08:23:07 AM »
It is a gamble but not a bad one.    Fwang's link for last sale of the graded 1979 set sold for 74550Y w/ commission.   Convert to USD is $11,500+.   Is this computer conversion correct?

Again, i have nothing for sale but the price of early year brass is very interesting and do not understand the market forces for a high price for a few.    In the long run, it seems early year brass will do well so why not gamble?...

Who knows actual mintage or surviving pop?   That is why NGC total pop is needed information but that too could change w/ price.   It all makes this market very interesting....

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2021, 11:09:43 AM »
The other side of the story is that how many people will be eager to pay thousands of dollars for this set, even if it's a steal.
This is a rarity worth hunting. The set appears on eBay once or twice a year. Sometimes even less (0 time/year). There are more collectors than its availability.

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2021, 10:49:44 PM »
1985 Gilt? brass God of Wealth OMP card sold on ebay for $191.    Seems like a high price to me but i have never seen this card before, plus it has two signatures from Shanghai Mint employees.   Interesting sale, does it have rarity?.....

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2021, 11:53:51 PM »
1985 Gilt? brass God of Wealth OMP card sold on ebay for $191.    Seems like a high price to me but i have never seen this card before, plus it has two signatures from Shanghai Mint employees.   Interesting sale, does it have rarity?.....
It is rare variety of an entry level brass medal. The two sides don't match what is often seen on the market. Compare them with the pictures below (taken from coin001.com). Also, the God of Fortune side has the Chinese characters 财神 (God of Fortune) on the right hand side on this medal, instead of the left hand side.

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2021, 10:53:13 AM »
Early year brass is finally getting some attention.    Fwang;  Do you recommend any?    My memory may be wrong but did you post about a early year brass w/ a boy on Ox?.....   

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Re: The Chinese Exhibition Copper Zinc Medals
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2021, 06:11:53 PM »
Guess i will have to dig up and take photos of my small early year brass boy on ox in water.    I remember seeing it on this forum a few years ago.

Was told early year medals are getting more demand.   See some sales/price increases on ebay and fewer early medals listed.    Wonder when Feng's early year brass will see demand.   No hurry, I can wait.   The only ones on ebay are in China w/ tariff and possible mail complications.   Close to none listed on West ebay for sometime and i search daily for them...