Author Archives: Nick Brindley

The Start of a Series: 1984 12 oz Gold Panda

1984 People’s Republic of China 1984 1000 Yuan Gold Panda Coin catalog First 12 oz Gold Coin The China Mint began striking the now famous and well-established Panda series in 1982. Today the impressive and weighty Panda coins with incredibly … Read More

1984 Chinese Olympic Athletes on Coins

Before the establishment of the PRC in 1949, China had been represented at the Olympics under the flag of the Republic of China (ROC). However the flag of the PRC was raised for the first time at the 1952 Helsinki … Read More

1910 Xuantong Imperial Silver Dollar (Kann 219)

The Last Emperor The 1910 Xuantong Imperial Silver Dollar (Kann 219) was struck in the second year of the child emperor’s reign. The last emperor of China, the Xuantong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, also known as Puyi, was born … Read More

New 1 oz Silver Medal: 1st China International Coin Expo

Following the opening of the 1st China International Coin Expo on 22nd May in Beijing, seven highlights would be unveiled to the attendees and onlookers. Among those attractions, and drawing a large portion of the crowd’s attention, was the 1st … Read More

Research into White Spots

It is the primary cause of insomnia for silver coin collectors the world over. It’s everywhere – an ever present danger hanging in the air – that given the chance will indiscriminately attack the surfaces of silver coins. It is … Read More

Hsu Shih-chang (1921) Silver Dollar

Xu Shichang, also known as Hsu Shih-chang, held the office of president of the Republic of China between October 10th, 1918 and June 2nd, 1922. His presidency, which lasted a little over four years, is remarkable among those in the … Read More

Errors and Varieties: 1988 15th Winter Olympic Games

This article looks once again at another of the several error strikes that either managed to make it out of the minting process undetected, or were detected too late to be altered. The coin under the spotlight here is the … Read More

Purple Clouds from the East – Xu Beihong

2015 is a big anniversary in the artistic community in China, as it marks 120 years since the birth of the revolutionary Chinese master painter, Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 (1895 – 1953). For MCC collectors and enthusiasts, with the release of … Read More

Coin Orientation: the 2005 Year of the Rooster 1/10 oz Colourised Proof Gold Coin.

2005 was the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese lunar calendar, and this year marked the beginning of the third iteration of the ever popular Lunar series – second only in popularity to the widely recognised Pandas. The … Read More

Xu Beihong’s Latest MCC Portfolio

Xu Beihong Xu Beihong (1895 – 1953) was born in Jiangsu Province at the end of the 19th Century – a time when revolutionary western social and political ideas were starting to take hold in China. It is perhaps not … Read More