Collectibles

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

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

Introduction to the Guangxu Tael

The Tael as a Unit of Measurement in China Before the standardisation of the tael to 50 g by the People’s Republic of China in 1959 in order to better coordinate with the metric system, a tael, or liang 两, … Read More

The Case of the 1989 Dragon and Phoenix

The Dragon and Phoenix in Chinese Culture Culturally for the Chinese, the dragon and phoenix depicted together symbolise balance, and are the animal embodiment and representation of the yin-yang philosophical concept. The phoenix – standing for yin – symbolises such … Read More

The Tsao Kun Commemorative Dollar

Historical Background Cao Kun (1862-1938), or Tsao Kun, was President of the Republic of China between 10th October 1923 and 30th October 1924, holding office for little over a year. He was a prominent figure during the Warlord Period of … Read More

1982 12th FIFA World Cup ¼ oz Gold Coin

The 1982 12th FIFA World Cup The ¼ oz gold piece is one of a four-coin set issued in 1982, comprising one gold, one copper, and two silver coins. They were issued as a commemorative set, celebrating the 1982 12th … Read More

Coin of the Week: 2013 1/20 oz Gold BU Panda

With the international commodities price for gold seeming to be on a recovery since the low seen on the 6th November 2014 – a time when prices fell as low at 1142 USD/oz – sales of gold bullion coins have … Read More

Coin of the Week: 1995 50 Yuan Bimetallic 4th Women’s Congress Proof Coin

The Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace was held in the Chinese city of Beijing between the 4th and 15th September 1995. Chapter III, article 8 of the founding charter of the United Nations deals … Read More

The Potential Value of a 1983 – 2015 10 Yuan Silver Panda Set

Several of our previous updates have highlighted current market prices for 10 yuan silver Panda coins, with particular emphasis on later date specifications. But what about an entire set? A basic complete set would contain 31 standard silver coins: one … Read More

Investors vs Collectors in the Domestic MCC Market

The Modern Chinese Coins market is an ever evolving beast, which can make it hard to predict and even harder to keep pace with. That change is now happening faster than ever, especially in a digital age. Here is a … Read More

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