Chinese Art

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

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

The Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China

The series featuring the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China seems like an attractive choice when it comes to either starting out collecting modern Chinese coins, or expanding an existing collection. So far the People’s Bank of China has issued … Read More

Bronze Age Implements 3rd Series: The Quarterly Review

It’s now been a few months since the People’s Bank issued the Bronze Age Implements 3rd Series, and with many collectors now in a position where they have managed to get their hands on the coins themselves, they must now … Read More

Focus Coin: Bronze Age Implements 2nd Series 5 oz Silver Coin

With the release of the Bronze Age Implements 3rd Series coin set earlier last month, market attention has returned to the previous 2nd and 1st Series. The official release date for the 2nd Series was 23rd May 2013. Similarly to … Read More

Coin of the Week: 1998 ½ oz Gold Guilin Scenery Rectangle

Available in the coin store at this time is a complete four-piece set of highly attractive 1998 ½ oz Gold Guilin Scenery Rectangle coins. This set is quite rare, with a planned mintage of just 1600 pieces for each coin. … Read More

Imminent Release of Bronze Age Implements Series Three

The release of the Bronze Age Implements Series Three coin set was on 8th August 2014, here we take a brief look at the subject matter of these coins. Series One and Two were issued in 2012 and 2013 respectively, … Read More

20th Century Chinese Artists

The work of 20th Century Chinese artists is commemorated both directly and indirectly on collectable Chinese coins. Some series issued by the People’s Bank of China specifically celebrate the work of a particular artist, such as the 1997 series featuring … Read More

Chinese Calligraphy and Ink and Wash Painting

Calligraphy is a highly respected and ubiquitously practiced art form originating in China with several different styles. These range from the wispy and grass like cursive script, which is incredibly hard to read due to its radical brushstrokes resulting in … Read More

The Legacy of Zhou Enlai

Zhou Enlai, whose likeness is expertly captured in a set of three commemorative coins issued in 1998, was the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), holding office from October 1949 until his death in Beijing in 1976. … Read More