Gold

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

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

1923 Dragon and Phoenix Dollar

1923 Dragon and Phoenix Dollar Creating a National Emblem With the collapse and ousting of the Qing dynasty in 1912, China was in a state of political upheaval. Dynastic China had come to an end, and the newly founded Republic … Read More

1993 Possessing a Piece of the Homeland 5 oz Gold Proof Coin

Series Overview The “Possessing a Piece of the Homeland” (from now on referred to as the “Homeland”) set was a one-off commemorative set struck in 1993 consisting of 11 coins – 6 gold and 5 silver – with depictions of … 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