Economics

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

Spotlight on 2 oz Silver Mount E’mei Proof Coin

The Basics The 2 oz silver Mount E’mei proof coin was released on the 21st March 2014 as part of the Mount E’mei sub-series of the Sacred Buddhist Mountains series. The coin is legal tender of the PRC and features … 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

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

An Evolving Market: China’s Coin Exchanges

China’s Coin Exchanges: making a fast buck on traditionally long-term investments Investing in modern precious metal coins has always been touted as a sensible long-term option: a low risk way of expanding an investment portfolio which has both bullion and … Read More

The Lure of Platinum: Part 3

The Lure of Platinum – Part 3: In this final article featuring platinum, we take a further look at the attractions of platinum as a choice for investors and collectors in the Chinese precious metal coins market. Low mintages: Fourthly … Read More

The Lure of Platinum: Part 2

The Lure of Platinum – Part 2: Following Part 1, in this article we continue to extol the virtues of modern Chinese platinum coins. A narrow range of rarified subject matter: The second characteristic of platinum coins that makes them … Read More

The Lure of Platinum: Part 1

The Lure of Platinum – Part 1: Since 1988 the People’s Bank of China has issued a light smattering of platinum coins. In the 18 years between 1988 and 2005, only 55 coins types have been released across just five … Read More

Two Dark Horses of the Market

This year trends in the international gold price have heavily influenced the attitudes of precious metal coin investors. Coin markets in Mainland China have cooled off somewhat compared with last year. Although the vast majority of coins have seen price … Read More

First Steps: Advice for Beginners

If you are new to Chinese coins and are thinking of investing or collecting, here are a few pointers that will help you get you off on the right foot. Firstly, buying gold Pandas is relatively simple. Gold Panda coins … Read More